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All branches of the military have different uniforms that are worn on a day to day basis for example ABU and ACU. My idea for saving money would be to adopt one uniform for all branches of the military. The only distinction would be the name tape on the uniform, i..e blue for Air Force, black for Army.
I beleive this would help cut spending for the military by cutting coastly contracts with different vendors for different... more »

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Eliminate Congressional Pay for only one term of service

It costs taxpayers millions of dollars and directly contributes to the vast national debt and corruption of all political figures to allow them to vote for their own pay raises and to receive retirement after serving only two to four years in any office under the privilage as being a representative of the people along with having exclusive health care not afforded to any other citizen. Full retirement benefits should... more »

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Eliminate Staff Vehicles and VIP Aircraft from the DoD Fleet

Staff vehicles and aircraft are a huge waste of money for a Colonel up to four star General to have his own transportation at the cost to the tax payer. 1 staff vehicle (currently a Ford Fusion Hybrid) per O-6 and higher in the military has a base price of $28,600 per vehicle. Just on our base alone there are 7 of these vehicles, costing a total of $200,200.00, take that times approximately 81 AF Bases equals $16.2M.... more »

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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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End "spend or lose" budgets - Save BILLIONS

Every end of the fiscal year, federal agencies rush to spend any leftover money to ensure they at least have the same budget the next year. Basically, there is a strong incentive to spend as much money as possible, resulting in terribly wasteful spending. I propose several measures be implemented to incentivize saving budget money:

1. Make sure that any established ceiling is not lowered simply due to a lack of spending.... more »

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