Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Strategic Planning and Budgeting

Halt the flow of taxpayer money to ACORN.

ACRON is currently under wide investigation by local and federal authorities. Funnelling taxpayer money to an agency with obvious deficencies should be immediately halted until a proper investigation is completed.

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STUDENTS laugh at Tim Geitner!!!

Tim Geitner said Chinese assets in the US are very safe, and got a derisive laugh from STUDENTS!!! STUDENTS! Even the young and untrained can see through this farce! Our economy is being taken over by the government and crashed through over spending. STUDENTS realize it is a farce! You think the rest of the country hasn’t figured this out, too? The Federal Reserve is supposed to PROTECT the Economy and STABILIZE ...more »

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Stop wasting taxpayer money with non-important issues

Air Force One was flown for a photo op which cost thousands of dollars, the President uses Air Force One to go from state to state to campaign or for photo opportunities that need to stop or having his favorite pizza maker from Chicago flown into Washington to deliver a pizza, or using jet stream airplanes to go to conventions to speak, etc...(like Al Gore). Besides these vehicles putting so much emissions into the atmosphere, ...more »

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Appoint a bipartisan panel to start limiting government programs and government departments

This administration is getting "too big for their britches." The founding fathers created our government to have very little impact on the people and to remain small and out of the private sector. Over time it has become more expanded and is invading our private lives more and more. The ONLY sector that is prospering job-wise is the government. Our president is making more and more departments and then is hiring "czars" ...more »

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Balance the Federal Budget

I propose that the federal government have a law that the federal budget is required to be balanced every year, similar to state balanced budget laws.

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Line by Line review of Federal Budget - Restore Pay Go

 

Mr. President, I believe you said it best in this video. Restore "Pay as you Go" rules and complete your line by line review of the budget.

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Stop giving special interest groups money

California is just about bankrupt. President Obama says we are out of money and special interest groups and steamrolling ahead with new programs that are going to cost trillions is still going on. We know for a fact that President Obama will need at least one trillion for healthcare. Who is going to pay for this if we are broke? Waxman and Markey are trying to push cap and trade on our society so that our companies ...more »

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Create performance measures that help the public consider resource allocation decisions

Federal Departments' strategic goals and performance measures are often too difficult to interpret. We should fix this. Citizens who wish to provide guidance to their elected officials about spending priorities struggle to understand the basic objectives of programs and their actual progress. The tendency for performance measures to be vague, and goals perpetually met, is easily understood in the context of the federal ...more »

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Brainstorm methods to reward a department that reduces spending while continuing to fulfill the job requirements.

Usually if you reduce spending and come in under budget they reduce the allowance you get the next year making it harder to stay within the budget.

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Don't spend every cent

First, my background, I spend 22.5 years in the active duty Air Force, serving my country. Why is it that the federal govt has to spend every penny that it's given? In the AF I saw the same thing every year. At the beginning of the fiscal year we were given our budget. At the 10th or 11th month of that same fiscal year, we were told to spend all the money we had left over, we HAD to spend it. New chairs, desk, computers, ...more »

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Tax simplification

There are nearly 300 million Americans and almost half pay little or no income taxes at the Federal level. Go to a hybrid graduated flat tax. For example if one earns less than 50k a year they pay a flat 10%,50,000.01-250k a flat 12%. 250k and above a flat 15%! No games, no deductions, everybody pays or suffers the consequences. Eliminate employee payroll taxes, capital gains taxes and the like and just use the ...more »

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Let's be Like Honest Abe

The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity. -Abraham Lincoln If congress has the right under the Constitution to issue paper money, ...more »

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