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Social Security Administration

Retirement Benefits and Municipal Bond Investment

I propose that you allow individuals to dedicate a percentage of their social security contributions over the course of their working career, to municipal bond investments (munis). Municipal bonds investments offer individuals the opportunity for individuals to invest back in their community for the purposes of roads, schools, bridges...basic infrastructure projects that cities and might otherwise turn to the county... more »

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Legislative Branch

Clean up our deficit, at least $420 BILLION in interest alone.

Low Balling the interests rates the US owes, to whom are mostly foreign countries (who get over 5%), let's average it at 3%. At 14 trillion dollars, we are paying $420 BILLION dollars a year in interest ALONE. That is just about $1,167 for every person in the United States, FOR INTEREST ALONE. We need to do everything possible to pay off the debt. How many billions of dollars can you cut from programs? The budget... 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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Legislative Branch

Revenue without New Taxes

Often as children we heard "put your money where your mouth is" as a way to show our support of an event or organization. As public servants we often hear "I don't want my taxes dollars to pay for that!" We could ask the public to put their money where their heart is" to solve funding issues. Savings bonds are too generic for the current generation. This generation requires immediate gratification. If we give the... more »

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