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Topic: Deficit (Costs)

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Government Contractor Executive Order

To limit and ban certain political activities

/ 95% Deficit (Costs)sponsored by aGREATER.US

This idea (not the names) was suggested by Robert Reich, "[Mr. President] Finally, here's a step you don't even need congressional approval for: issue an executive order forcing big government contractors to disclose...view entire bill

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2011 Shared Retirement Sacrifice

Act: or, Are Members of Congress Better than Us?

/ 88% Equalitysponsored by aGREATER.US

Submitted in the Senate by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-IL). You can’t make this stuff up. The debate over the national deficit rages on, with staunch fiscal conservatives trying to cut every...view entire bill

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Medicare and Medicaid FAST Act

Fighting Fraud & Abuse to Save Taxpayers Dollars

/ 80% Medicaid/Medicaresponsored by aGREATER.US

Here is an altogether rare occurrence—a bipartisan bill: S. 1251 co-sponsored by Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Tom Coburn (R-OK). It is already being discussed in a Senate committee where a majority of bills never make...view entire bill

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Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Bill

Incentivize government employees to cut waste

/ 70% Deficit (Costs)sponsored by RECALL THEM ALL

This bill would have all governmental agencies responsible for finding waste, fraud and abuse in their agencies and reward those employees who found at least ten thousand dollars or more in cost savings. Such as...view entire bill

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Make the Economy Work for Public Good!

The people, not banks, should direct the economy.

/ 66% Economysponsored by Marc Antonio

Under today's monetary system (since 1913) banks create the national money supply when they make loans. As a result, in deciding where to make these loans, the banks decide what our country does. If banks make more...view entire bill

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Raise the Bar on the Death Penalty Act

From “Beyond a Reasonable...” to “Virtually No Doubt

/ 64% Criminal Justicesponsored by aGREATER.US

When I was well into my twenties my parents finally told me how close I had come to John Wayne Gacy as a teen. JWG was a general contractor in Chicago, and my father was a designer who frequently used GCs to run...view entire bill

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Congressional Reform Act

Change the way congress deals with themselves.

/ 63% Amendmentssponsored by Retired Military/Teacher

1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security....view entire bill

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Phase Out Social Security

/ 20% Social Securitysponsored by Retired Military/Teacher

To insure coverage for retirees who have depended upon it, phase out social security by raisinfg the retirement age by one year every two years. As retirees dwindle, reduce social security taxes.view entire bill