I suggest you start official van pooling system for employees. There are multiple benefits including reduce gas usage, saving energy and money, less road congestion and erosion, environment protection etc. As a rough estimate, 20 seats, 20 vans driving 20 miles one way will save more than a million per year.
The Fly America Act needs an overhaul. The cost of traveling to Africa and Asia on an American carrier far exceeds the benefit the act was meant to provide to the US air industry. Even purchasing codeshare flights from a US carrier sometimes ends up costing three to four times the cost of the airline ticket if purchased directly from the international carrier. As a taxpayer, I rather $800 goes to Korean Air than $3000... more »
The transportation subsidy program (Smartrip) ought to automatically factor in the federal holidays every month and take away the daily allowance for that holiday. Every year there are 10 federal holidays. If 600,000 employees spend $7 a day commuting, this simple automated computer fix will save the federal government $42 Million (600,000 x 5 x 10). This would be easy to do, and it is not controversial because almost... more »
Inmates should only be allowed two appeals and that is it. Also if they are dealt the Death Penalty they cannot spend a lifetime on Death Row. Start Executing these offenders that obiously cannot be rehabilitated. Also Offer the Lifers in prison the option to check out in the form of execution if they like. Think of all the money we could save the less of these offenders we house and the needless court time they tie up.... more »