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UNEMPLOYMENT = COMMUNITY SERVICE

If we are going to pay people who are unemployed, why don't we get some work out of them!? If nothing else, maybe there can be a minimum amount of community service required to collect these benifits! Just think of all the community projects that could be accomplished by all these millions of people! They would still have more than enough time to search for new jobs, and it might even incintivise some of the people that... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Eliminate Tax Filing

Streamline income taxes and eliminate filing altogether. People would know what they have to live on at all times and not be waiting around on a refund or to pay in. This not only reduces government overhead for tax filing, prep, collection, etc., but also allows folks to know what they have to live on at all times and plan accordingly.

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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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Change the tax code and laws!!!!!

Right now in the US we all are taxed based on our income. As we can see this does not work because half the people who pay into taxes get refunds and end up paying nothing in, and those who are at the top of the ladder end up having so many deductions they can do they end up paying nothing as well. Not forgetting there are also people who just do not report taxes at all. I ask that we change or tax code up from one... more »

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Department of Defense

Tax Reform

The Idea is simple Tax Reform, 1. Implement a flat tax, flat sales tax for America and American Businesses (E.g. “We the People” have the same taxes). This would go a long way in solving our National Debt and level the playing field for all Americans. For example EXXON reported third quarter profits of $131.13 Billion Dollars, at a hypothetical 10% tax rate that would be $13.14 Billion Dollars in Our Countries Coffers,... more »

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Social Security Administration

Income Tax Policy Reform across the board

Do away with the upper class millionaire and billionaires that only pay taxes on the first 100K of income? It is not fair that the middle class struggles b/c the rich get a huge tax break and don't contribute their fair share. This is a policy change and would eleviate the debt and no longer protect special interest groups. This is the only way equality can be reached across the board. if this doesn't change, the... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Do Away with Earned Income and Head of Household Entitlements

We have enough people already getting more money back each year than what they paid in. Why on earth pay someone a bonus for simply being a single parent or not making that much money to begin with. In the grand scheme of things, why on earth would we give excess money to those who never really contributed enough to earn it? I grew up in a low income family and I dont truly see where this once a year bonus came to... more »

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Department of the Treasury

IRS / Flat Tax

Dismantle the IRS, impose a flat tax; shrinks the size of the Federal Government, simplifies the tax code, saves unfathomable amounts of paper (goes green), saves taxpayers countless hours of frustration and wasted time, saves money, increases tax revenues. This historic change would be lauded for decades. Stand up against the lobbyists that would try to block this historic and transformation advance.

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Legislative Branch

Tax modification idea, half FAIR TAX, half Flat Tax.

Fair Tax is a great idea but has not been passed. Instead use the best of its ideas but put the tax rate at half its recommended rate. Then change the income and corporate taxes to be half what they are now double checked of course to get rid of special exemptions the extreme wealth really do not need. This grabs revenue with the Fair Tax national sales tax on all but food, and grabs half your income taxes they used to... more »

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Department of the Treasury

IRS overload - show me the money

Examiners of all disciplines ( International Revenue Agents, Engineers, Economists, Financial Products) should make a video of their most non compliant issues - not naming taxpayers of course. Or explain the process of auditing large corporations including the appeals process. List how difficult the tax law has become. How long an audit of taxpayers with over $10 million assets takes an IRS team. Get the public on board... more »

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Legislative Branch

Allow govt donations to count as tax credit

Imagine your kitten was stuck in a tree, and a fireman helped rescue it down. Touched by their kindness, you decided to make a donation to your local fire dept. Or, imagine your son decided to join the US Army 5 years ago. Looking back, you are proud of the man he has become, and decide you'd like to make a donation to the Army. Or, imagine that it was always your dream to visit South Africa and see the elephants, rhinos,... more »

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