Campaign: Department of Health and Human Services

Gov't Assistance Incentive

Concerning Gov't assistance programs (e.i. welfare, section-8, wic, etc.), individuals either 'qualify' or not-qualify. Thus, there is no incentive for an individual to improve their situation. If they get a job that is a "little" better, they can lose all of their benefits. My proposal is to create a skale that would decrease their benefits as their financial situation improves. If not a skale, at least a point ...more »

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Resolution toward Just Humanity for the Needy

Team with Habitat for humanity, the homeless, Department of Social Services and create housing and farming units the homeless can be taught to contruct and maintain while recieving counceling and resolving other mental health and chemical dependancy issues. Will elminate the waste of useful humans, help individuals that would otherwise be destructive, provide education and work ethic, create community and many other ...more »

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Calling Cards

I suggest that the contracts for Calling Cards be rescinded for all government personnel that are issued wireless devices such as Blackberries and cell phones. I just received a new calling card and will most likely not use it. There is no need for calling cards to persons with these type devices as long as one keeps their communication device charged and in working order. Rescinding those contracts for calling cards ...more »

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Recycling

I suggest that all federal buildings and offices be required to recycle white paper and other items as appropriate. At least until all government offices cut down on the amount of paper we print, copy, or generate as part of reports, emails, etc. all white paper and other items such as soda cans, cardboard, newspaper, should be required to be recycled. Additionally, the federal government agencies and purchasing officers ...more »

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Temperatures in buildings

I suggest that the government mandates that air temperatures inside federal buildings and offices be raised to 78 degrees in the warmer months and 68 degrees in the colder months to save on air conditioning and heating costs. This was done during the oil embargo of 1979 -1980 and the government saved lots of money. Federal employees learned to adjust to the temperatures by dressing appropriately and contributing to the ...more »

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Welfare/Jails

Stop handing out money. Stop handing out so much welfare/WIC, let them go out and find work and make money for themselves. I have seen way to many of the supposedly people in need, abuse the program and use the system to not work and be lazy. I could qualify for it but I will not let myself be a leach. I believe that if we tighten up the qualifications for welfare we would save money there, it may not be a huge amount ...more »

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Limit Social Welfare Programs

Limit welfare programs. I have no problem helping somebody from time to time. Even my family is currently on a WIC program. However, there needs to be a drastic change in the free hand-outs that plague the budget. Unemployment - Yes the economy is not the greatest it's ever been, but where does it make sense to offer so much for unemployment that it is more profitible not to work at all? A lot of the problem, too, ...more »

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Volunteer Work for Free Housing / Aid

I suggest that anyone getting aid of any kind have to work it off. An example is if you get free housing or food stamps worth $300. - you should get $10.00 an hour credit for every hour you volunteer and therefore the person getting $300. would have to work 30 hours volunteering some where. this way they don't sleep all day and would feel that they accomplished something and the taxpayers would also feel better. no work ...more »

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Endorsing fitness facilities in the work place

I suggest you...Duplicate our office's endorsement of supporting physical fitness during work hours. Expand on the WellFed program to include building and promoting work out facilities in offices. We all know that physical exercise is important to keep our bodies and hearts in good condition. But it also helps you sleep better and work better.Research has shown that exercise during the work day improves work performance. ...more »

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