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Department of Defense

The Government continues to be overcharged

Certain components aboard our newer ships (specifically, submarines) are significantly overpriced - standard titanium ball and seat kits for standard valves are priced at over $190,000.00 - simply due to the fact that they are tied to a specific class of boat. Unacceptable. The exact same valve is avalable for other classes of boat for $4600.00. This is significant waste and must be addressed. This is a classic case... more »

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Legislative Branch

Federal Government cuts should be across the board

I don't understand how the Senate can get a pay raise while the rest of us are looking at pay cuts. Even the most junior legislator makes considerably more than I, so why is my life less important. If those of us on the bottom of the charts should "suck it up" and take a cut for the good of the country, why shouldn't Senators and Congressmen, the President, and Department Heads? It is easier for someone making $190,000... more »

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Department of Commerce

Reduce foreign student stipends > $80,000 US

Some NIH and other National Institute Foreign Students are collecting stipends over $80,000 US. With US median income at $55,000 this seems to be terribly irresponsible. These stipends should be reduced (easy) to no more than 50% of US median income, or eliminated and turn the institutes like NIH & NIST into profit centers by collecting fees from personnel studying at these institutes; make them advanced certificate awarding... more »

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