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Simple - long term fix for america

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posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 06:33 AM
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Here is what your politicians should do -

create an budge panel which will screen and hear about all programs/plans etc from the overseers of those and base thier recomendations in system like lets say 10 point system from less needed to most needed - it would be just to grade the programs ...

when a guy from a black project comes in and says to the comitee that he cannot say it graded lowes since comitee cannont say - when presided or congress gets the report they can build an sorting group wich will present the findings to the president - then POTUS takes the recomendations and talks with the secret people and if they hide behind "need to know" the he tells i need to know since i can cut you off ...

here a beurocratic version of fixing america ....

fell free to disscuss ... ill try not to participate since i hate to "debate"




posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 07:11 AM
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The budget panel sounds like what the super committee is about. It looks like from the current board that war and corporate funding will continue.


As for the president not even knowing what is going on in the country with these black program is an invasion, assault and serious undermining of democracy.



posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 07:20 AM
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oh, i though yu were going to say cut taxes and make its own money. we have to keep our businesses running or we get thrown out, why should government be above that simple rule of money. we have to live within our means, but it seems they have no limits. they should be able to turn 1 bil into 3, they shouldnt need to be like a leeche getting too big for his host... this sounds like rome all over again...



posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 07:21 AM
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We should follow the Congressional Budget Act and the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act. The system works when we have truly representative (of the people) members of Congress and a representative of the people as the President.

The system doesn't need to change, our representatives in government do. Vote out 90% of Incumbents in 2012.



posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 12:29 PM
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to that i would ass limited congerss time - stop letting people living whole lives out of that position ...



posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 12:49 PM
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I couldn't agree more. Congressional term limits would go a long way to solving the too-cozy relationship between washington and corporate America. Unfortunately, its never gonna happen. What congressman is going to get himself elected and then legislate himself out of a job?



posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 12:55 PM
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What they need to do is what every company, corporation and family does. Move to a zero based budget. Its quite simple.

Every budget is assumed to be $0 beginning at the next fiscal year which is September 2012. All leaders of the executive branch must justify every dollar in their budget. Every budget dollar needs to be tied to a service with service level, attached to things such as mandatory spending which is legitimately keep the lights on activities and all of it needs to be put before congress for approval and each line item laid before the public along with the justification for reapproval. It needs to be extremely granular. Massive companies like IBM, Walmart and GE do zero based budgeting. The Department of Education is nowhere near as complex as GE. They can do it and should be required to do it. If they can't get competent folks with business experience into those departments who can. Lets see the government publically explain why we are subsidizing mohair production in this country and the rest of the foolishness.

The discretionary budget, including the military would be cut in half within a year.

Each state should be required to do exactly the same thing less they receive no federal funds for anything.

States should be forced into regional joint ventures to provide services that are essentially common such as call centers, fullfillment, technology infrastructure, consolidating physical infrastructure and contracts, reducing labor costs and locating those JV centers to the lowest cost place within the span of the JV, say a JV supporting the Southwest, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. Obviously the next step would be to consolidate the JVs into larger regional entities over time.

Items pertaining to national security would be made as public as possible. For example a written justification for each of the 702 (at least) military installations we currently maintain. Every truck, soldier, boat, PC to be justified, everyone of them. What happens to our security of those dollars are not approved.

The overlap within the intelligence community further needs to be exploited for efficiency and cost reduction. If the NSA, DOD, CIA, Dept of State, FBI and the military don't trust one another and can't effectively manage intelligence gathering and analysis, then get new folks into those agencys who can. Enough of the internal competetion for resources.

The entire thing and all of it needs to be blown up and put back together.

Two constitutional amendments need to then be adopted. One to institute a ballanced budget and the second to undergo a zero based budgeting exercise once every 5 years.
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