Showing 6 ideas for tag "waste of money"

Department of Defense

End AMD Deployments

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The Air Mobility Division (AMD) which is the part of the Air Operations Center plans airlift missions for aircraft in the CENTCOM AOR. They continually deploy over 100 people to perform this task, but 100% of the job is online & over the phone with zero physical contact with the users. Many expenses ensue due to nature of this base (flying troops over and back, food, lodging, body armor, etc), yet there is no need for... more »

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Reduce Contract Airlift

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Following the money, I never thought it was a "waste" to spend money on DOD, etc. because you pay people, they buy stuff in the US (food, movie tickets, games) so you really don't lose those dollars. When you hire Russians to move our cargo, that money goes to them and is GONE. What do we get out of that except a reduction in the use of our own fleet? That's not a real cost, since if our own jets get worn out faster... more »

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Reutilization of Office Furniture

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I suggest, in order to create an immediate savings, that we cancel any government office furniture orders (which would not breach a contract) and halt any future orders.
As a member of the armed forces, I can personally attest to the necessity of having to 'scrounge' or reutilize older furniture. This frequently results in a somewhat mismatched, yet fully functional office. I can also attest to having seen good office... more »

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Decrease Disability Eligibility/Increase Contribution to Society

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There are over 8 million persons receiving SSI with over $4.3 billion spent in just the month of June 2011. This seems excessive. I don't mind helping support someone that is doing their upmost to help themselves. It seems perhaps too many people qualify to receive SSI benefits. I suggest relooking at the qualifications including limiting disabilities to a smaller number of situations (perhaps not including self perpetuated... more »

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Stop Waste Spending (Landscaping, Large TVs, Construction Projec

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Spend money towards defense instead of no value added spending. Billions are being spent across DoD on unnecessary landscaping, flat screen TV’s, construction projects, etc… Create a culture were saving money is a priority instead of spending. First, visit several installations identifying wasteful spending habits (i.e. landscaping, large flat screen televisions, not needed computers, not needed construction). Many... more »

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Reduce Restroom Waste (Water & Paper Towels, not the other kind)

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Automatic flush toilets are a horrible waste of water because many of them flush several times per user (especially when the user has to deal with nylons and the sensor keeps detecting movement within the stall.) Some even flush when someone just passes by the stall.

Automatic Sinks can also be a huge waste of water (and electricity) since the user cannot turn the water off immediately when they are finished.

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