Strategic Planning and Budgeting

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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Have all in government be investigated for any inappropriate monetary spending of taxpayer money

I'm sorry, but this administration so far has become the most unethical and corrupt I've seen or read about in history (aside from Nixon). I am embarrassed that my President would hire white collar criminals to serve in his cabinet and allow the Speaker of the House to lie about our national intelligence agency without asking her to step down like he asked a private business CEO to do. I have seen one democrat after another ...more »

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Making Government Operations More Open

Political Promises Scoreboard

This would simply be a web site where each elected official's promises were stated and flagged showing whether they were kept, broken, in-process or inactive. A percentage based on kept divided by (kept + broken) would give us a fairly accurate estimate of their reliability when re-election time comes around.

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Reduce government

By reducing the government and not expanding it billions will be saved each year. This isn't hard to understand and makes sense. The government was not created to be bigger than the private sector and it was not created to overtake the private sector.

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Reopen The Dialog

7 days? It should be 6 months. Nobody I know has even heard about this yet.

 

Reopen the dialog for 6 months. This is the best use of tax payer money I've ever heard of.

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Transparency

Why do we need to define TRANSPARENT? That has been done for us by Webster's and a host of other dictionaries. Main Entry:trans·par·ent Pronunciation:\tran(t)s-ˈper-ənt\ Function:adjective Etymology:Middle English, from Medieval Latin transparent-, transparens, present participle of transparēre to show through, from Latin trans- + parēre to show oneself Date:15th century 1 a (1): having the property of transmitting ...more »

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Training and Development

Training

Business, government and employees can work together during these tough times. This idea has been promoted in Ireland where unemployment has reached 11%. The Government wants to cut benefits and people are outraged since they are NOT responsible for the crisis. This is the suggestion: 1) Have business maintain employees for 2 days/week ... pay them and they work. 2) Government covers 3 days/week while employees get ...more »

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Copying our way to better school systems

Stop letting bad school systems experiment with reform. Make them imitate one of the more successful systems instead. Here's how it would work. 1. Define the demographic categories that will be applied to each school system. This would be things like the total population of students served, the relative economic status of those students, the transiency rate, ethnic mixture, etc... 2. After the demographic criteria ...more »

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Public-Private Partnerships

Tie Income Taxes to Our Preferences

This idea is intended to give people more say in how their tax dollars are spent. It will also allow those whose religious convictions make spending their tax dollars on certain programs abhorent to withhold their consent. The concept is fairly simple. There would be a section added to the tax form that lists the various governmental departments (mostly based on cabinet positions). Each taxpayer would determine what ...more »

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Funding New Ideas Pilots

There are hundreds of good ideas! In industry all good ideas are tested through the R&D process, i.e.: designed, prototyped, the bugs are ironed out, piloted, and so on. In a pilot test, a project is implemented on a small scale and tightly defined geographical location, and run for a time to study how it works, make changes during pilot, and eventually have a final implementation plan, or closed as unworkable. Legislation ...more »

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