Comments on: Saving millions from spectrum sales http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/saving-millions-from-spectrum-sales/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: peter lener http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/saving-millions-from-spectrum-sales/#comment-5313 Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:34:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1278#comment-5313 redefine what is a disability–something like needing another person/service to help with daily living–help for dressing/bathing/shopping–if you need another to help then you have a disability

place a top on how much a physician/hospital can be sued for medical malpractice–probable more than 80% of all medical encounters with patients is now a legal encounter at least doubling the number of tests etc that are done–an alternative would be that case must go to arbitration–that would help.

redefine child abuse so that extracting tax dollars from a family thereby impacting on children would be considered a form of child abuse

all states must have a state tax or no federal funds will be given to the state.

close the va hospitals and contract for private hospitals to provide support–no real need to have va hospitals one mile or less from a private hospital–

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By: Scott http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/saving-millions-from-spectrum-sales/#comment-5272 Fri, 16 Jan 2009 02:57:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1278#comment-5272 Think government efficiency should be about delivering the same service for less cost or delivering better service for the same cost. The example given appears to be a tax. This is greater cost.

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By: steve http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/saving-millions-from-spectrum-sales/#comment-5270 Fri, 16 Jan 2009 02:49:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1278#comment-5270 WoW thats bright…..not.
if u make comunication more expensive, it has a multiplier effect in damage delt to the economy.more expensive service will reduce service contracts while increasing operating costs.

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By: David http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/saving-millions-from-spectrum-sales/#comment-5261 Fri, 16 Jan 2009 01:38:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1278#comment-5261 Abolish the USPS. 99% of what I get is pure junk since all my bills and finances are handled electronically. FedEx and UPS cover anything I order. I don’t want junk mail, I didn’t ask for it, and no matter how often you “opt out” you can never eliminate it. The USPS is an anachronism. If somebody wants to fill my mailbox with junk they should have to pay me for the right. Sure postage rates will rise but it’s the Pony Express and needs to end anyway.

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By: desik http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/saving-millions-from-spectrum-sales/#comment-5260 Fri, 16 Jan 2009 01:35:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1278#comment-5260 Another way for the Obama administration to make savings would be to properly audit all US foreign and military aid for effectiveness against a new set of openly published humanitarian , economic , environmental , political and military aims and objectives to help ensure that all US aid or loans to other Governments and countries meet certain standards and promote material good rather than harm.

As conflict in the Middle East has already cast doubts on Barack Obama’s determination to deliver the Change agenda on the national and international stage military aid to Israel is one clear example of where huge savings could be made as the extent to which aid, $3 billion in 2007, flows one way and political influence and clout the other is scandalous .

The killing of hundreds of Palestinian civilians to buy off election defeat for Israel’s ruling political party is not value for money for ordinary working Americans and this disasterous ‘tail wagging the dog’ approach to aid leaves US taxpayers , including US troops serving in the Middle East , part-funding Israel’s brutal recklessness and wherever it happens to lead without any say.

If there is no mechanism to ensure that the major recipients of US aid , particularly military aid, use it properly then there is a compelling need for the incoming Obama administration to view foreign aid as a key area of outcomes and savings driven Change.

Who knows, when we stop bailing out failing corrupt regimes – not simply Israel – they might find a greater incentive to use politics and diplomacy to secure lasting stability, peace and prosperity for all.

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By: Aaron http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/saving-millions-from-spectrum-sales/#comment-5259 Fri, 16 Jan 2009 01:22:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1278#comment-5259 one way the government could save billions is by digitizing the courtrooms across the country.

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By: Sam Kenner http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/saving-millions-from-spectrum-sales/#comment-5258 Fri, 16 Jan 2009 01:20:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1278#comment-5258 Maybe another good Idea would be to charge Autos that cross our borders a fee of like 5 dollars since they dont have to smog their cars here and it would help pay for our border patrol ASK THE PEOPLE YOU MIGHT GET SOME GOOD IDEAS

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By: sam Kenner http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/saving-millions-from-spectrum-sales/#comment-5257 Fri, 16 Jan 2009 01:12:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1278#comment-5257 Since we all know that the country is broke maybe we should start at the top by eliminating some excessive spending such as white house dinners and lunches where lobster is always on the menu. How about using the same limo that was good enough for the last president instead of buying a new one and at what cost. politicians should get used to taking the same advise that they recently gave the three auto executives recently when they each showed up in their own company jets. the american people are growing tired of paying these unnessesary expenses I Hope you can turn these things around Diana maybe start by not having Pres Elect Obama not spend any more money than he has to on remodeling the white house to suit his own needs.

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By: Carbonic http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/saving-millions-from-spectrum-sales/#comment-5236 Thu, 15 Jan 2009 22:31:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1278#comment-5236 Everyone likes to complain about the Postal Service. But it is one of the most efficient operations in the world, hands down. You try hauling an original signed letter across the country on your own for forty-two cents. Any volunteers? Try going to FedEx and asking them to do it for forty-two cents. See how far it gets. Anyone can complain about the Postal Service. But no one beats them on price or volume.

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By: mark pompino http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/01/15/saving-millions-from-spectrum-sales/#comment-5235 Thu, 15 Jan 2009 22:30:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=1278#comment-5235 after this sophisticated article, please madame, enlist yourself in the red cross and fly ina hurry to gaza to help the civilianins massacrated by isael.thanks

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