The average annual production of $1 notes from 1980 - 2009 was 3.5 billion. The average lifespan of a $1 note is only 21 months. The average lifespan of a coin is 30 years. An April 7, 2000 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report stated that the government seeks to keep roughly 7.5 billion $1 notes in circulation. The cost of minting 7.5 billion $1 coins at $0.12 per coin is $900 million. The number of new... more »
I suggest having government employees work four 10 hour days if possible and shut down the buildings for three days thus saving the electricity on those days. I think that it would also be helpful to the public because a lot of people work 9-5 jobs and have to take leave from work if they have business with the government.
A better control of thermostats throughout federal buildings and leased office space would cut down on electricity bills and save carbon emissions. Most of the staff in our local office have their own personal space heaters because the A/C makes it so cold in the office. If the termostat was set to a regulated temperature, it would prevent the A/C from running so much and reduce the drain of electricity to run so... more »
Enact legislation requiring any business that utilizes photocopy machines to destroy or otherwise completely remove all of the data stored on the harddrives currently installed in virtually every modern-day photocopier prior to selling or disposing of the machines. Although many manufacturers offer software aimed at completely deleting data from the internal storage devices for an additional fee, companies purchasing... more »