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Legislative Branch

Special interest groups

Make members of Congress where patches on their clothing like NASCAR drivers to show who is giving them special interest money. This would generate money for the government through the ad revenues and would let the public know what companies and people are financing our elected officals.

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Financial Reform

Professional Athlete Pay

If we could cut the amount of money we put into professional sports events and the amount of pay we give athletes to play. We could help the national debt and not have to worry about destroying the middle and lower class americans life.

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Department of Defense

Stop helping everyone else and help OURSELVES!!

The US is willing to spend our hard earned tax dollars helping other countries that don't even want to help themselves. It's time to stop paying foreign aid and save that money until we can turn our debt around. Once we get our debt under control we can revisit the idea of wasting our money on other countries.

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Department of Defense

Government Overspending

The US Governemnt pays top dollar on everything that they purchase. WHY!? We buy most things in bulk and you would think that we would get it for a cheaper price but we don't. Stop the useless overspending. I am an aircraft mechanic for the DoD and US Air Force Reserves. when we pay $250,000.00 for a winch it's getting a little ridiculous or $70,000.00 for a windshield, or even $5.00 bot a 10 cent bolt. Needless to say... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Professional Athlete Pay

Professional Athlete Pay
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If we could cut the amount of money we put into professional sports events and the amount of pay we give athletes to play. We could help the national debt and not have to worry about destroying the middle and lower class americans life.
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I agree they make too much but how could you make privately... more »

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Legislative Branch

Eliminate Government Programs that have no effect.

Why is the government sponcering so many programs that in the long run show no affect on what they are for? I would like to know.

 

Anyway, lets get rid of all the programs that have been proven to show no affect other than to just make you feel good they are there. With the resources freed up from those programs we can put more money into education or debt repayment and get this country right back on track.

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Legislative Branch

Stop making parts of programs that have nothing to do with it.

When the Obamacare package came up and I heard it was 2500 pages long, it made me wonder how long a bill can really be. So I started reading some of it, and quite frankly I was rather upset. Many many portions of the bill had nothing to do with healthcare, but rather it gave money to states for other things. So, really the US government needs to stop bassing bills with all those extras, and also needs to amend bills... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Borrow at Lower Interest Rates & Save $280 Billion per Year

The government borrows by selling mostly long-term bonds with an interest rate of around 4% to 5%. The government should borrow by selling more short-term bonds with an interest rate of 0.25% to 2%. Paying 2% instead of 4% on a $14 trillion debt would save $280 billion per year.

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Department of Agriculture

Now Adopt These Ideas

There are plenty of "what to do" and "how to do it" ideas.
Had the big ticket items of the 2009 SAVE and 2010 SAVE campaigns been implemented, or if the current 2011 SAVE ideas were used immediately to lower spending and inefficiencies -- today's debt ceiling debate would not be needed. It is no longer a question of 'what' or 'how', but a need to know that the 'when' is past due -- act now and don't stop selecting ideas... more »

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Executive Office of the President

New Deal to Save us

End Social Security. Stop taking it out of our paychecks. People that are working will have an instant pay increase. We will have more money to spend on the economy. People that are out of work who have worked and contributed, will receive needed money to survive. Give back the money only to the people that have allready contributed. Even if it's intrest free, it will help everyone during this stage of the economy. Give... more »

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EXOP - Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental

THE USE OF HEMP CAN SAVE US

Today, there are millions of uses for Hemp.
Legalizing the harvesting of the plant, EVEN FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME would greatly help our economy get OUT OF DEBT.

We could use it for---Fabrics,Biodegradable industrial products,Biomass fuels, Replacement for wood products, paper,Body Care Products, pet food, detergents, art supplies, food products... and many more.
If we also harvested hemp for fuel instead of corn,... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

REFORM CONGRESS

A lot of boys and girls grow up and want to serve their country. These children see their parents working hard, paying their bills, being honest, and respecting each other. When some of these children grow up, they decide that they want to run for political office. Some of these big children get elected to the Congress in Washington DC.

WHAT HAPPENS??? A lot of these big children forget the importance of paying their... more »

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