Campaign: Financial Reform

The Simple Solution

Simple: Recycle more metals and plastics. More reusing of products and reduce emmisions of all vehicles producing emmisions. Also no hidden laws on bills passed to increase taxes or decrease consumption of goods.

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Campaign: Department of Energy

School Donations

I taught physics in a public school in an inner city for 33 years. I never had enough folders, staples, speakers, computer components, filing cabinets, bookcases, magic markers, batteries, staplers, trash cans, erasers, paperclips, pencils, chains, scotch tape, glue, scissors, staple removers, magnets, sticky notes, electronic switches, pens, plastic document protectors, clipboards, electronic components, rubber bands, ...more »

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

RECYCLING!

Place recycling bins around for more than just aluminum cans, and encourage everyone to recycle their items. I see an enormous amount of recyclables in garbage cans simply because there is nowhere else to put them, or people just don't have any incentive to recycle. I suggest a presidential initiative to ask all government employees to recycle, and couple that with readily available co-mingled recycle cans.

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

CONDITIONAL RESIDENT CARDS. A TRUE SOLUTION TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

There are not 100 illegal immigrants in the USA….. There are thousands. A CONDITIONAL RESIDENT CARD should be given to immigrants who DO NOT have a criminal record for murder, rape, DUI, or domestic violence. Those illegal immigrants who, at any point in their stay in the US, committed those crimes, should get DEPORTED to their country of origin right away. Illegal immigrants should pay a fine of $2,000 to $6,000 if ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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Campaign: General Services Administration

GSA Fleet Sharing and Accountability Could Save $6Billion and Environment

GSA has about 212,000 vehicles in its fleet divided among 75 federal agencies. Most of these vehicles are assigned to individuals ie. one vehicle one man. Last year alone, GSA spent $287 Million to buy 17, 205 new vehicles to its fleet bringing the new number to about 220, 205 vehicles. Each vehicle than requires insurance, gas, toll expenses, parking fees in some instances, violations etc etc. Lest not forget most of ...more »

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Material recycling

Materials that can be reused within an office should be. There is alot of waste that can be prevented. Just because you have to spend your budget does not mean to spend it on stuff you can recycle within the office.

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Campaign: Department of Transportation

Establish a Government Owned Paper Shred Services!

This would create jobs, create revenue and save the government money. The government is required to save records for so many years and then dispose of those records. On top of that, the everyday usage of shredding that takes place due to information (classified or personal) printed that must be shredded. We all see the big shredding bins, full of paper, waiting to be picked up…..by a contracted out company. That ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Veterans Affairs

Scratch This! (Pad, that is).

I have a suggestion to save money - government wide. I call it "Scratch this! (pad, that is)." This is a very simple idea with huge cost-savings. When I was in the private sector, I worked at a hotel/resort that conducted business with a printing company (letterhead, business cards, etc.) We were constantly steno pads, tablets of paper, etc., for folks to jot down notes (even though those notes were of a temporary ...more »

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Campaign: Environmental Protection Agency

Stop replacing furniture for every new senior management official

Stop the practice of replacing furniture every time a new SES, or political hire takes over an office. This is a waste of money for prestige or personal tastes at the expense of the government. New or like new furniture is replaced and goes where? If furniture is in useful condition it should stay, especially if in a sitting area or waiting area of an office.

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Campaign: Department of the Interior

Stop paying for inter-office adhesive notepads.

Stop buying adhesive notepads, start saving paper with non-sensitive information that would otherwise be trash/recycle, and cut it into scratch paper/paper pads to use and attach with paper clips which are already at our disposal. For already used notes/unsalvagable paper, place in a recycle bin. Furthermore, continue the use of real time/ work-based messenger/ follow-up flags in emails. This is not only cheaper, but ...more »

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Campaign: Financial Reform

One Piece of Paper (per transaction) to Save Money and the Environment

My suggestion is that all transactions only require one piece of paper to obligate and pay. Right now many transactions require employees to make numerous copies throughout a transaction’s life for record keeping and audit purposes. One copy at the originating office, another copy with the approver, still another one with the obligator, one more with accounts payable, and sometimes even one with transportation or other ...more »

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Campaign: Department of the Interior

All Goverment Agencies Sell 5% of it's Oldest/Zero Utilized Motor Vehicle/Heavy Equipment Fleet on GSAXcess.

I suggest that every government agency be required to identify 5% of it's oldest/zero utilized Motor Vehicle/Heavy Equipment fleet semi-annually and report it on GSAXcess to be sold. Millions of dollars are wasted every year by obsolete equipment depreciating in our motor pools not being used. These are dollars that could be used to upgrade the federal fleet with greener, more efficient vehicles/equipment that would ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION:SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

DoD Recycling Centers

Due to the exponential growth of the DoD’s Demil Stockpile, the costs associated with it, and the export of valuable raw materials from the demilitarization of munitions and DoD turn-in items, I recommend the scrap material from DoD turn-in items and Demilitarization efforts be recycled at government run or contracted processing plants (i.e. Steel mills). Congress passed the Resource Recovery and Recycling (R3) Demilitarization ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Justice

THE POWER OF ONE

A Government wide educational program that brings energy awareness and conservation to each individual government worker and shows that individual what a difference they can make. We, the United States federal government need to lead by example. By putting forth the effort to educate and bring awareness to all federal workers, that each one of us makes a difference, we will be taking the steps to be greener and will not ...more »

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Campaign: Postal Service

CLICK TO SAVE BILLIONS: USPS partnership with Sanitation & Recycling Workers

Instead of increasing the postal rate, projected to reach $0.46 in 2011, to compensate for facing a projected $7-billion budget gap, the United States Postal Service should collaborate with sanitation workers in a plan wherein the latter would help deliver mail on the specific day of the week their pick up is scheduled for. The benefits from such a plan include: 1. One-sixth or 16.7 percent of the USPS expenses would ...more »

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Campaign: General Services Administration

Regional Excessing Centers To Handle Federal-wide Disposal Efficiently

Centralize "excessing centers" regionally, managed by an appropriate federal agency (GSA, most likely). These giant centers will be equipped to store, analyze and manage excess equipment and materials for the most efficient disposal method, be it reuse in another agency, sale, recycling, destruction or donation. Have these excessing centers accept materials from the entire Federal government, including materials from ...more »

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