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Department of Justice

Authenticate Social Security number database for legitimate activity

Cross check all Social Security numbers for IRS contribution activity against those in deceased or incarcerated database.
This will show discrepancies in activity for numbers that should be idle.
These could be blacklisted and researched for fraud, as the vast majority are sold via black markets targeted at illegal immigrants.
A SS verification period along with I-9 verification before hiring associated with stiff penalties... more »

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Social Security Administration

Take away social security retirement benefits from the people who no longer need them, the wealthy.

Make a change in the social security system eligibility requirements.

A good financial plan for most people includes social security for part of their retirement income: part of a combination of many future income sources such as IRAs, 401Ks, pensions, retirement packages, savings, social security and others.

There comes a point for the wealthy when their financial picture is so stable that the social security leg becomes... more »

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Social Security Administration

Save Social Security

Social Security benefits are difficult to maintain now that people are living longer. Unfortunately, some recipients of social security who are willing to end their life have no safe, medical procedure to do so.

I propose not only legalizing euthanasia, but using a person's social security benefits to fund the process. This one time payment would cost far less than the many other medical procedures the person may go... more »

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Social Security Administration

Social Insurance Specialist

I suggest that SSA provide beneficiaries a statement with computations that shows how SSA determines their monthly benefits. SSA Field Office (FO) employees will have access to the same information online during office visits. This improvement will cut FO visits, instill public confidence in the program, and enable the public to spot errors in data for SSA to correct mistakes as needed. When FO employees and the... more »

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Social Security Administration

Consoldiation of SSA claims systems

I am constantly hearing complaints about how disorganized our computer systems are and how we are constantly required to bounce from system to system to get work done. In the claims taking process, we may have to jump back and forth from up to 3 separate systems, and a lot of times results in multiple inputs of the same information (such as marriage info, income, etc.).

It would make much more sense to consolidate... more »

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Social Security Administration

Upgrade Social Security & Medicare computer systems to add fields for additional addresses

With an increase in the population over 65 as well as increase in disesase like dementia and Alzheimers, the Social Security and Medicare computer systems are not serving this population efficiently. Social Security and Medicare computer systems need to add the capability to send correspondence to a legal representative, such as a family member, at a different address (and in a different state) than the beneficiary.... more »

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Social Security Administration

Social Security

As Newsweek writes, “(We) can talk all (we) want about eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse (in government). But the truth is, we could pull the plug on the entire federal bureaucracy and it would barely make a difference (to government deficits and debt). The real problem is runaway costs in three sacred entitlement programs: Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.” Clearly, cutting benefits would be unfair to those... more »

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Social Security Administration

Hire in a Large Reputable Accounting Team to Audit Every Person Collecting SS and Welfare Benefits

Hire in a large reputable Accounting Team to audit every person collecting SS and Welfare Benefits. Organize them by State and audit every person within each State. The government would save millions of dollars on duplicate claims, DEAD people still receiving checks and illegal claimers. Pay the Accounting Agency by percent of discovery, thereby not costing the government ANY direct monies; the fees would be based... more »

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Legislative Branch

Government Retirement and Health

In order to cut huge overhead generated each year, reduce the amount politcal servants receive after completion of their term(s) of service (down to 10% of active wages) which will dissuade greedy people from running the United States. Also roll all political parties into the new health care system for all (it should be good enough for politicians or it should not have been passed!) Finally, a continuation of the first... more »

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General Services Administration

Scheduling two Shifts of White Collar Workers per Day Instead of One to Cut Overhead Costs and Carbon Footprint by 50%

This idea would also help us avoid future oil spills by becoming less dependent on foreign oil .At the end of the Industrial Revolution our government entered the White Collar Era. We have grown up during the Information Age which morphed into the Digital Age that we are in right now. We seemed to have forgotten the basic concept that made the Industrial Revolution one of the most important events in human history. "Interchangeable... more »

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Legislative Branch

Social Security Trust FUnd

increase the Social Security Tax Rate. It has been 7.65/15.30SE for the past 20+ years. All taxes have increased. Any financial advisor tells you to invest at least 10%. I think the base tax should increase and then for those earning over $150,000. the rate should increase on an increment basis - based on your salary. If your going to get a higher rate of return from SS then you should have to pay in more to SS.... more »

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Social Security Administration

WFW (Work For Welfare)

If a person is on welfare for more than 1 month they should be put to work by the counties, if a building needs to be painted or a park needs to be cleaned or even cleaning government buildings you can do that at night for those with kids or working spouses, no more free rides. WFW work for welfare. it would save millions and stop people living off the system.

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