Executive Office of the President

NO MORE FREE RIDES!!

If you are unemployed beyond the time limit, you should be able to continue your benefits as long as you volunteer time 24~32 hours a week to a government office or job that will help cover the costs.

 

If you collect welfare of any kind, you also need to volunteer 24-32 hours a week as a condition of continued payments.

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Executive Office of the President

Government Workers Should Share in the Suffering

The Federal Government continues to grow, even while the bad economy causes layoffs, furloughs, foreclosures, etc. for many individuals, the private sector, and state governments. Federal government workers should share in (i.e., "redistribute") the Nation's suffering by facing (at the very least) across the board loss of cost of living increases and modest pay cuts of 5 to 10 percent (tied to the unemployment rate). ...more »

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Department of Labor

Unemployment Benefits

I suggest you remove unemployment benefits from individuals who are not actively searching for a job or refuse to take a reasonable job offer.

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Legislative Branch

Extended unemployment benefits based on household income

Make extended unemployment benefits be based on household income. There are people out there that receive unemployment benefits where his/her spouse still works and makes enough to support the household. The first six months are an earned benefit that should be paid, but after that there needs to be a need based on income.

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Department of Labor

Save Billions and Get More out of Paying Unemployment

Unemployment should be revised to be a more of Central "Job Corp" of sorts. Spending on unemployment when there is no work of value being performed is a losing proposition. My idea would be to still provide benefits, but the recipients would instead, be performing valuable work in return for the checks received. People could be employed in any number of areas on projects that range from Public Services to Infrastructure ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Require recipients of ANY government assistance and/or subsidy program to give back to their community

Require recipients of ANY government assistance and/or subsidy program to give back to their community by performing community support hours to qualify for continued benefits. This idea suggests replacing "free government assistance" with "compensatory government assistance" and would apply to unemployment, welfare, food stamps, housing assistance, etc. For example, an individual could pay back 1 hour of community support ...more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Help Decrease Unemployment Rate

During my tenure as an HR Specialist in the midst of the downturn in Michigan’s economy I’ve noticed certain hiring trends. It would be ideal for managers to fill vacancies with displaced auto-workers who have been hit the worst these last few years. That, unfortunately hasn’t been the case. FTE is so valuable in our workforce that folks often want/need the most bang for their buck. They spend countless hours crafting ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

A renewed WPA: get people working to get communities going

I suggest you bring back a form of the WPA to match out of work Americans with opportunities to improve communities, learn job skills, earn money, and contribute to society. Use this program to cut unemployment by 50%. Create real impacts on individuals and communities. This group could contribute in many ways to contribute to cleaner, safer, greener, and vibrant communities.

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Executive Office of the President

National Power Grid, Water, Internet Work Projects fashioned like the "Manhatten Project" during WW II

Many unemployed would sign up to support national work projects to build a smarter energy grid, or water transport system, or internet and communications networks. It would build our infrastructure and put people to work. It can be overseen by our existing Corps of Engineers or the like. Let's get it on!

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Revolving Revolution

Allow 30 years retirement without age penalty – promote within the agency – Hire outside source – This will help reduce unemployment and keep the social security system revolving.

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Department of Education

A New Educational System for The United States

In the U.S., after a student receives their high school diploma, no one cares about them except their families. If they have not applied to a trade school or college, they sit around doing nothing with their lives. These individuals often have no skills and remain unemployed or dependent upon their parents for support. Frequently, these people get into trouble with the law, end up in prison, and have difficulty being ...more »

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