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Department of Homeland Security

Community Based Emergency Centers - Rail-Safe Harbor

Rapid Respose from FEMA. Local Employment Construction Opportunity. Base-sites in communities (e.g. Inexpensive warehouse design, eg. Walgreens size) that are multi-use and spread across the National Rail system to house, treat and/or evacuate populace on a temporary short term basis for a few days before, during or after a disaster event. FEMA heavy resources respond to each location within 6 hours via freight rail utilizing... more »

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Social Security Administration

Enhance Social Security

Offer a tax break to each business that hires a disability beneficiary. Create an electronic profile for each disability beneficiary. Almost as a catalog for employers. John Doe made $2000 pre-dib. John Doe receives $1500 a month on DIB. Business A Hires John Doe for $1000 a month (under SGA), Business A gets a $750 tax credit, DIB pays $600. Boost DIB beneficiaries not on WC/PDB up to their max of 80%) Business... more »

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Department of Defense

EXTEND RETIREMENT ELIGIBILITY

A mandatory retirement for O4s after 20 years is counterproductive if you can utilize them beyond that period in an O4-O5 billet. Undermanning in the military for O4s is endemic and retaining those who actually want to stay in would save hundreds of millions of dollars as the O4s who would be collecting retirement are now actually filling needed gaps and billets that are essential to the fighting force. On another note-... more »

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Department of Defense

Don't Cut Military Spending, Just Spend Wiser

Instead of cutting money to the military, quit paying extremely high retention bonuses. For a new person to enter the Navy, for example, there is a sign on bonus of at $2000 and some even get $25,000 depending on their ASVAB scores. After getting into the military, those with specialized rates are being given at most a $75,000 bonus. Most get a $25,000 bonus. If they joined the military as a volunteer and the job... more »

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