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 »
Strategic Planning and Budgeting
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Now that General Motors is mostly a socialized (nationalized) car company owned by 'we the people' of these United States of America, I propose that we keep Americans busy working building free cars for 'we the people' since we own the car company.
I think Americans should get something out of this deal.
No significant health care reform can take place without bringing the trial lawyers to that table and enacting real tort reform. As a physician in rural NY, I see thousands of dollars spent every day in pursuit of "defensive medicine." So much could be saved if doctors were allowed to practice medicine as they were trained in medical school, and not in fear of losing their livelihood with each narcotic prescription ...more »
An all too common practice both in the Federal government and the commercial sector when faced with shrinking budgets is to simply make across the board cuts. In other words, we take out our chain saw and just reduce funding for all programs by the same percent. If we were to ask ourselves if all programs as equally important to the organization, I propose that 9 out of 10 of us would answer "No". So why do we continue ...more »
1)Committment - if the project, program, or whatever is not going to be funded, fully, for the length of time necessary, then do not fund it at all. Stop spreading "peanut butter" as nothing is really accomplished. 2) As a planner / manager / technologist, when I request X dollars, I need X dollars. I know that my budget request will be automatically cut in half - at least, so therefor I must request double what is really ...more »
Billions of dollars have been given to ACORN and President Obama has even put them in charge of the 2010 census, knowing that they are being investigated in 14 states and have been found guilty of voter fraud, embezzlement, etc. Why are taxpayers being asked to put up their hard earned money for these organizations they would rather see prosecuted? If any organization or special interest group has any type of record ...more »
By David Craig Mastrianni © 2009 Toalterorabolish.com Monday: Take over Ford Motor Company. Fire all employees making over 200K. Tuesday: Take over Delta Airlines. Make them merge with Hawaiian air lines. Wednesday: Get a total of how many babies my legislation help to abort. Thursday: Give Jerusalem away to Arab nations. Take over another bank. Friday: Sell secret American technology to China to pay ...more »