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.
I suggest you provide Federal workers a real incentive for saving by allowing them to keep as bonuses a fair share of annual appropriations not obligated at the end of the fiscal year.
--was testing out how this works
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 »
Eliminate small little known govenment agencies, the list on here has so many that are commissions, trusts, etc. that if eliminated with save some money
I am not sure if there is a more appropriate catagory because this idea covers numerous catagories but here is my idea. Everyday I see hundreds of plastic bottles and empty I V solution bags being discarded in every area of the VAMC. My suggestion is to recycle these items and create other items which could be used either for the same original purpose or to create new products. In others words the plastic would be ...more »
Common sense isn't all that common, but it should be to someone who's running the county. If you can't figure out how to resolve this issue as President, there's a problem. Never saw FDR give an award to anyone to fix the Great Depression, he did it himself (with the help of other legislative members, I'm sure). The point I'm trying to make; we have History class for a reason. Pick up a history book, and read all things ...more »
"The President's SAVE Award" system can be used as in Election Voting Systems too to reduce public hassling and save extra expenses.
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.
Allow the museum to become for profit and take it off the federal funding