Department of Defense

Expedite Contract definitizations - control government spending – save billions of dollars!!!

Expedite Contract definitizations - control government costs – save billions of dollars! According to the GAO 2005 report approx. $7billion of defense spending a year is being executed under Undefinitized Contract Actions (UCAs). Due to the lack of cost control under UCAs, the government is exposed to billions of dollars of wasted/uncontrolled spending with little to no accountability. I propose the government implementing ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Require IRS to debar tax cheats from federal awards

Require IRS to establish a debarment and suspension program and to debar and suspend all “tax delinquent” organizations as that term is defined in the tax code. Since IRS can only release the information about the tax delinquencies with permission of the organization, legislation should mandate that every organization that is seeking to do business with or get funding from the government to consent to releasing its ...more »

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Department of Defense

Automate DTS hotel tax exempt form so that individual traveller does not have to fill it out.

Currently, when a traveller goes TDY, they have an option to file a lodging tax exempt form. Many people do not file these forms resulting in an additional cost to the Agency of 11-13% in hotel tax. By having DTS automatically check if the hotel accepts tax exempt forms and forcing the employee to file these forms (or automating the system so these forms are filed on behalf of the traveller without the traveller having ...more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Redesign the Section-8 program into a Transitional Housing Program

What: Redesign the Section-8 program into a Transitional Housing Program (THP). How: The idea is to transform the current program into a program that will help individuals and their families transition into independent status within 6 months. This program will restructure the Section-8 funding. Average families typically stay in the program for 2-3 years if not longer, and HUD currently pays market rate for this service. ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Extend US border to Panama

I suggest you extend the US border to Panama. We annex Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvidor, Nicaragua, and Honduras. We could make the official border crossing at the Panama Canal. This would reduce the border into the US down to 48 miles. The savings in border control, gained income tax and natural resources will pay for any overhead costs. I am sure the people of these countries would peacefully join ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Dissolve IRS and Bring On Flat Tax

It is time for the US to evolve and get rid of the IRS. Euopean coutries have used flat taxes for decades and we still have a sytem that rewards having children, finding loopholes, and creating write-offs. The US should switch to a simple flat tax system so everyone regarless of single, married, have children, etc pay the exact same based on your annual income. The IRS has made taxes so complicated, it is extremely ...more »

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Executive Office of the President

Federal Marijuana Legalization and Taxation

I suggest you make Marijuana legal at the Federal level and mandate the release of all prisoners that are incarcerated for possession only. Ways this qualify for the SAVE award: Does the idea reduce costs in a way that is concrete and quantifiable? Yes, this will save $42 billion a year. Does the idea improve the way that government operates by: * Improving the quality of output at lower costs; or * Simplifying ...more »

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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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Converting Paper Tax Returns to Electronic Format

For individuals that use tax software to prepare their income tax return, but insist on printing it and filing a paper tax return, we should work with tax software companies on a way to print bar codes (either on one page or, preferably, at the bottom of each page) of the tax return that can be scanned at the IRS office and easily converted to an electronic format. This will help eliminate transcription errors at the ...more »

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Department of Energy

Eliminate mass mailings of tax instruction booklets....

Eliminate mailing out tax instruction booklets. If a US taxpayer wants their own instruction booklet, they could call a number to request one or pick one up at their local library. This would save the expense in printing/mailing out numerous copies of tax instruction booklets.

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Legislative Branch

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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GET RID OF US CURRENCY AND REPLACE WITH ELECTRONIC TRANSACTION SYSTEM CALLED ETAMS

ELIMINATE UNITED STATES PAPER MONEY CURRENCY AND COINS AND ONLY HAVE ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS THAT CAN BE TRACKED AND AUDITED. THIS WILL ENABLE THE US GOVERNMENT TO COLLECT THE FULL AMOUNT OF TAXES AND ELIMINATE UNDERGROUND ILLEGAL BUSINESS AND UNDER THE TABLE UNTAXED CASH TRANSACTIONS. THE US GOVERNMENT COULD RECOVER ONE TRILLION DOLLARS IN NEW TAX REVENUE PER YEAR BY ESTABLISHING AN ELECTRONIC TRANSACTION MONEY SYSTEM ...more »

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