Elimination of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would save taxpayers about $481 million dollars per year (2010 est.).
In May 2010, the Denali Commission included five communities which meet the 2010 "Distressed Community" criteria and had 10 or fewer residents in 2009. Chisana, Alaska, is on the list and has a population of ZERO. This Commission should be eliminated.
In 2005, OMB and CEQ issued a federal policy memorandum on Environmental Conflict Resolution (ECR), directing agencies to increase the effective use of ECR and their institutional capacity for collaborative problem solving. The integration of ECR methods early in the project planning process can reduce or prevent conflicts, negotiations, and litigation which ultimately contributes to the efficient use of federal resources. ...more »
Each year, large libraries in major cities and universities get rid of thousands of books to create space for new books. Many perfectly good books are thrown out, discarded, or sold in the libraries for pennies. These books could revitalize rural library shelves across America, at a time when rural libraries don't have the funding to purchase these same books.
involve more youth -the next generation is the key to peace in our country and others, start more programs to involve youth from around the world and different cultures. We have such high tech ways of interacting now days that this should be easy. This should be started from elementry with exposure to other children in countries to create more tolerance and peace. When you grow up exposed to other cultures its easier ...more »
For Agencies that have special permissions to pay higher salaries above the GS schedule and have created special pay scales or bands they should be using those special pays only for those occupations that are hard to fill not standard positions. In some cases a regular specialist working in a non-GS system equivalent to a GS-11 level are paid higher than GS-15 for the same work.
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Currently any building over 50 years old can be submitted as an "historic" structure (yes, I know some buildings less than 50 can also). My point is that we need to move that benchmark to at least 100 years. One reason is that we spec buildings for a 50 year lifespan, so, in theory, we should almost be writing them up as historical as they are built. Secondly, a lot of stick built buildings of the last 30-40 years ...more »
Consolidate facilities utilization, maintenace, repair and services on a regional basis for all federal facilities. This will save energy, reduce facilities requred, eliminate duplication of work and provde economies of scale.
"The President's SAVE Award" system can be used as in Election Voting Systems too to reduce public hassling and save extra expenses.
I advise that you facilitate import export with/betweem international countries such as North Africa etc... - they have excellent cheap products that are almost impossible to import in the states. This would cut spending if customs and USDA etc would be controlled but less expensive. We would get more exotic, tasteful and cheap products in the states. Please would not have to go obese with junk food but would have more ...more »