Raise the retirement age for federal employees to
at least 67. Eliminate all Congressional retirement benefits. Prohibit current and former members of Congress and their spouses from having any investments other than savings and checking accounts. Ban lawmakers from appointing to a government position any individual formerly employed by any corporation that gets more than 40 percent of its revenue from government contracts. Switch non-appointed, nonmilitary, non-emergency, non-law enforcement federal employees to staggered four day work weeks, with the same number of hours worked per week. Require that all companies receiving government contracts and purchases have U.S. residing American citizens for executives and that foreign shareholders own no more than eight percent of any government contract receiving company.
Require all federal agencies to accept, evaluate and implement suggestions having overall benefits outweighing harms. Offer $200 and a medal of patriotism to the first submitter of of specific suggestions implemented by the government and that save taxpayers $1000 or more. Prohibit government contracting with any corporation that does not have 100 percent of all employees and operations within the United States, including subsidiaries. Make all US military spending subject to a new
internal affairs and accounting office with management appointed by
the president and approved by Congress, and forbidden from ever
receiving any direct or indirect gift or employment from any military
contractor or any other military related employer. Make it a federal
offense for any elected politician or subordinate of a politician to in
any way threaten an employee of the new office. Require that all new military weapons begin
testing as soon as feasible in the development process and continuously.
Restore PUHCA to reduce the power of utility oligopolies. Eliminate all anti-trust exemptions.
Pass the Cell Phone Empowerment Act.
Create legal protections for websites such as Wikileaks.
Suspend all federal contracts with Blackwater, Haliburton/KBR, CACI, Titan, Parsons, Dyncorp International, and Transatlantic Traders. Ban their former and current executives from benefiting from all future federal contracts.
Prohibit any corporation and its subsidiaries from owning more than one oil refinery. Break up any oil company that extracts more than 11 percent of domestic oil production.
Allow members of Congress at least 100 hours to read bills from the time bills are finalized until voting. Require Congress to post bills online for at least 100 hours before voting.
Prohibit executives from companies guilty of overbilling the government from holding public office.
Suggested by Bruce S. Jansson:
Prohibit ex pentagon employees, military officers
or both to work for companies receiving defense contracts or receiving
gifts from companies receiving defense contracts. During times of war, require all defense contractors to pay no more than $41,000 per year to any employee or any other individual, which they will gladly accept because they are so patriotic. Require all retired military officers to take a 20 percent reduction in retirement pay during war, which they will also gladly accept because they are so patriotic.
Close all loopholes that undermine competition for government contracts. Eliminate cost plus contracts. Create independent civilian boards to award and
oversee military contracts.
Prohibit former employees of defense contractors
from working for the pentagon. (end of Jansson)
Eliminate all congressional subcommittees. Limit the terms of congressional committee
chairpersons to one term.
Prohibit federal elected officials and their
appointees from working for any lobbying organization at any time of
their lives. Ban registered lobbyists and their spouses from government employment for the remainder of their lives.
Remove politicians who receive contributions,
gifts, bribes from foreign governments, individuals, or organizations, disqualify them
from any future political office, prohibit
them from contacting any elected U.S. government official. Give all federal elected officials a cost of living allowance equal to the inflation rate every year the US corruption rating, using Transparency International methodology, is 9.4 or higher. Give them a three percent inflation adjusted pay cut every year the score is between 7.9 and 9.4; a six percent pay cut every year it is below 7.9. Create an independent federal sting operation agency. Randomly select 40 percent of federal elected officials each year for a video and audio recorded attempted sting.
Prohibit government officials and their immediate families
from receiving direct and indirect gifts and payments
from any foreign entities.
Eliminate the OSC and replace it with a new, larger whistleblower agency whose head is nominated and selected by a majority vote of the second largest party in the House. The agency head may be replaced by only majority vote of the second largest party or two-thirds vote of the House. Pass a law requiring independent audits of all federal agencies at regular intervals, with the intervals determined by well-reasoned cost-benefit arguments. Per Luigi Zingales, award whistleblowers ten percent of corporate fraud fines and awards. Reconcile H.R. 985 and S.274, granting whistleblower protections.
Require all large public companies to be audited by accountants appointed by a presidentially appointed and congressionally approved official. Pay the accountants with only public funds and prohibit them from ever directly or indirectly receiving a gift or payment from a public company or its representatives during their life times. Prohibit the accountants from joining labor unions. Base their pay on accuracy in reporting.
Pass a bill that automatically deducts a percentage of payments to government contractors who owe taxes.
Require all federal elected officials to spend at least 280 days a year in Washington DC.
Eliminate the IMF. Replace with an organization implementing the International Financial Institution Advisory Commission's prescriptions for reforming the IMF.
Use carrot and stick economic policies on most countries with a Freedom House score of 5.5 to seven--a one to seven scale with seven being the worst.