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Legislative Branch

Government Jobs for Unemployed and TANIF Recipients

My idea is that you set aside a certain number of government jobs and only make them available to those that are receiving unemployment benefits or on social programs such as TANIF. Not just manual labor (but don't exclude those type of jobs) but good, decent paying jobs so young mothers and fathers can afford to raise their children and improve their quality of life. Give them jobs that don't require degrees but offer... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Financial Analyst

how about a program called "federal investment lending assistance," or something close to that, where the federal government can take advantage of its historically cheap borroing costs (3% 10 year yield, for example) and lend DIRECTLY to businesses who want to invest in growth projects. the US Treasury can borrow more cheaply than private companies, and there are many projects that we know are going unfunded because... more »

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Excessive Fees and Charges through the Travel System

Excessive processing fees are needlessly charged and many times inflated prices for flights are billed to the federal government through the travel system. The government is charged for every voucher processed through the system. The simplest voucher that pays an employee a single per diem without hotel charges, costs the government over $13; and the travel agency did not do anything except their computer system was... more »

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Department of Energy

Job Stimulus

There are a lot of operations the government does for itself; maintenance, IT, legal, etc. While some of these aspects may need to be government-run for security purposes, others may not be so critical. If we allow local organizations and businesses to be provide their services without contract or non-compete agreements (this part is important), we would help them to grow, allow those whose business focuses best on those... more »

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