Showing 22 ideas for tag "cost avoidance"

Legislative Branch

Make English the National or Official Language of the US

Too much money is being wasted on dual/multiple language answering machines, printing, etc. Some commercial establishments are going to the point of having 10-13 languages on printed things. The government cannot afford the cost or lack of efficiency. It is time to make English the national language and the ability to speak and understand English at at least an 8th grade level should be a citizenship requirement.... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Improve Tracking and Reporting for Aliens on Student/Work Visas

Currently there seems to be virtually no tracking and no accountability for aliens on student or work visas. Establish and enforce clear reporting requirements and notifications when visas have expired without individual leaving the country. Once expired should be a warrant for arrest if still in country.

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Cancel or Modify the Presidential Dollar Program

NPR reports that more than one billion one-dollar coins are stacking up at the Federal Reserve, and legislation mandates that ever more of these presidential coins must be minted. The problem: they just won’t circulate. Recommend that the program be modified to produce just enough for collector demand or the program be canceled altogether. We are wasting $250 million plus producing coins that we have to store and can't... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Eliminate Paper Tax Processing Utilizing Treasury Lockbox Banks

While great strides have been made recently to get more folks to file online (which substantially reduces labor costs for the government), there's no reason why the remaining paper filings (of which there will always be some) couldn't be digitized by lockbox banks (or the Federal Reserve) servicing the IRS. Since these banks are already processing remittances for deposit, why not have them digitize filings so that they... more »

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Children of Illegal Aliens No Longer Automatically US Citizens

Change the law so that children born in the U.S. are only granted U.S. citizenship if their parents are US citizens or legal residents. This would end the rampant number of illegals coming to the US just so their child can be born a US citizen. If the parents are not legally in the US, the children are not automatically granted US citizenship. This would save the federal government and local jurisdictions billions... more »

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