I suggest we do away with what amount to government-supported monopolies and allow agencies and employees to seek out the best price for services. For instance, we could book our own travel, eliminate the middle man, and stretch our budgets further. I can understand the necessity of travel agents, but when you're forced to use them for even the simplest of things, all you're doing is adding unnecessary expense, sometimes actually resulting in higher fares -- not a cost savings. Spread the benefit of travel related services across multiple service providers and let them compete in a fair market for the government's business.
Idea No. 8146