Legislative Branch

Parking Revenue instead of Parking Perk for Executives

Executives who have special parking privileges should pay the market rate. Taxpayers should not be paying for executive parking privileges. There parking fees should be a source of revenue instead of a tax burden.

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Department of the Interior

Make lease of public lands benefit the public

Extract more tax revenues from operations that make money from the lease of government lands, if government lands are leased for the purpose of mineral or energy (oil, gas, coal, wind) production, make the leases with the agreement that returns from those ventures will be taxed at a substantially higher rate, and use the money to retire public debt or to directly fund development of alternative energy production or research. ...more »

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Inheritance More Than $10K Should be Taxed

Heirs should pay taxes on all inherited property and inherited money exceeding $10,000. Why should they get a tax-free, unearned windfall of up to $7 million? This will help reduce the public debt and one's sense of entitlement. It will also help lower the tax rate on HARD-EARNED income.

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Department of Transportation

Reduce Green House Effect

Recommend a transportation plan (rail, tram, bus, commuter pools, parking lots) for major metropolitan areas which provides incentives to states or cities to build mass transportation solutions to reduce day-to-day commuter traffic. Benefits: reduction in wear and tear on current infrastructure, reduction in maintenance cost, reduction in stress for commuters, dependable revenue stream, improvement in quality of life ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Generated money off unnamed lakes, rivers, and buildings

The DOI and other departments have thousands of unnamed lakes, rivers, mountains, roads and facilities. Many cities and counties have increased revenue by allowing private parties to sponsor or name facilities and the Feds should also do this. The revenue generated by the sponsorship could go back to the office managing the facility or geological feature offering savings to the tax payer and better facilities. Of course ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

REQUIRE PERMITS FOR DURATION OF STAY!!!

When I travel to other countries I am only given a permit for the time I am in the host country. United States issues permits for six months. If we issue permits for duration of stay I calculated our government would generate an extra 2 to 3 billion dollars in permit fees!!! WOW! More often than not I collect an expired permit only to issue another one for another six months to the same traveler on the same day! ...more »

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Department of Transportation

Government Shuttle Buses - Maximize Utilization

Allow the public to ride on Government shuttle buses for a fee. This will reduce congestion, increase public mobility, increase use of public transportation, increase convenience, raise revenue, and reduce the costs to taxpayers.

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Executive Office of the President

Recapture Unobligated Financial Assistance Funds

If financial assistance funds provided to any State under the regular or supplemental appropriations are not accepted for use by the Governor of the State or the State legislature (or if the head of any Federal agency withdraws or recaptures for any reason funds appropriated or otherwise made available under regular appropriations, and such funds have not been obligated by a State to a local government or for a specific ...more »

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Department of Commerce

Citizenship

Clearly define benefits of citizenship and eliminate financial gifts to any person who is not a citizen of the United States of America. Eliminating housing, food, medical, utility and cash dollars to anyone not born or naturalized as a citizen of the US will save the government millions of dollars. State governments that provide assistance directly to any person could instead provide dollars to fund community help such ...more »

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Department of Defense

Sell Fired Brass Back To Manufactuers

Annual military weapons training at every training installation worldwide produces thousands of tons of expended brass cartridge cases, which are generally sold through DRMO on the open market - a process that is currently hemorrhaging money (estimated at over $20M per year in real dollars for Army alone). Over the past four years China has been one of the largest buyers of this material. Because of its alloy, this ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Revenue from travellers.

My idea is not a money saving but rather a revenue generating one. We should charge everyone entering or leaving the United States $1.00. In my port alone we would generate on average approximately $16,000.00 per day, just on pedestrian traffic coming in to our city. The revenue generated would be more than enough to staff additional officers at all ports of entry. Rather than have our officers collect the money, ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Do you like looking at tobacco butts?

Until smoking is prohibited, fine federal employees, contractors, and visitors for littering on government property. This applies primarily to tobacco litter.

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