Showing 12 ideas for tag "revenue"

Legislative Branch

Create a National Lottery & legalize U.S. casino online gaming

A national lottery, like those held in Europe, could generate many b/millions to help keep education, social and entitlement programs afloat. We need to think bigger and broader with ideas not only for saving money but for generating revenue.

I worked for a state lottery for a few years. There's no reason that the lottery concept couldn't transfer to a national stage.

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Department of Energy

GOING GREEN

With our world today, our natural resources are diminishing, and we are trying to do what we can to reserve them.
Solar panels could be built, and save money spent on energy throughout time. Small solar panels can power small things throughout our facilities, if the government does not want to spend millions on huge solar panels. A great way to promote going green could be installing solar panels on the GEMS (Green Environmental... more »

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Department of Defense

Look at the Revenue Stream

Most of the federal government's money comes from the following sources: (Individual) Income Tax (43%), Social Security & Medicare Taxes (42%), Corporate Tax (7%), Excise (Sin) Taxes (3%), and Other (5%). Look at how much individual's are taxed (income taxes, and some social security & medicare taxes), as compared to how much corporation's are taxed (maybe they are taxed on some of the social security and medicare taxes?).... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Allow Individualized "Federal" Investments

TSP – The investment options are extremely limited. Allow a percentage of total investments to go into “wildcat” accounts by employees. My personal investments (IRAs, other accounts) have beat all the TSP funds by 10:1 over the past 15 years. Conservative investing is good but allow us some leeway to be more aggressive. Return on investment will be greater retirement accounts without having to depend on Social Security... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Online Taxpayer Accounts

The IRS should develop a website similar to loan or credit card agencies that allows taxpayers (individuals, businesses, payroll taxes, etc.) to create an account and login to see if and how much in taxes they still owe. These individual accounts should also include a breakdown showing returns that have been received or are still due, and what the taxes due are comprised of. For example, the year and type of Form or... more »

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Department of Energy

Sustainable Energy Technologies(SETs) use in USAID, et al pgrms

As we distribute aid to developing and post-conflict nations, ensure Sustainable Energy Technologies(SETs) (ie. non-fossil fuel resources) are introduced during re/construction. Department of Defense and its Armed Services are already serving as models for those communities. Do not let our Soldiers', Sailors', Air Force's and Marines' efforts go to waste. The resulting revenue from US contracts to provide SETs will... 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 Agriculture

Surtax corn used for junk food and subsidize Fruits & Vegetables

Most junk food is made from corn byproducts. Most junk food is also cheaper to purchase than healthier food options (like fruits and vegetables). This is not a coincidence. Corn is cheap because it is subsidized by the government. Thus, the government is indirectly lowering the price of junk food at the supermarket by subsidizing corn.

The corn subsidy to farmers should not be reduced or eliminated. Instead, surtax equal... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Countries pay for their illegals.

In addition to fining those present in the United States contrary to law, we should start charging the countries of nationality for the detention, removal, and deportation of their citizens.

If these countries were doing more to improve the quality of life, that would hinder the influx of people who are "just trying to make a better life."

By the way anyone who comes to the U.S., for the purposes of living, working,... more »

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Department of Defense

INCREASE PFOFIT MARGIN AT EXCHANGES

Open up shopping opportunities to federal civilian employees possessing a valid Government ID Card.

Currently, military commissaries and exchanges authorize the sale of most products and services only Active Duty Military possessing a valid ID card and authorized dependents. However, potential revenue from civilian employees is being overlooked. There is a lot of opportunity to increase revenue, move more inventory,... more »

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