TreasuryIdeaScale Idea Report 7040 3 20 2010 by jG7GtM6s

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Date/Time                    Status
                   Idea Number        Author       Category Net Votes Vote Up Vote Down
   3/19/2010 20:40        62 Active                Working Together: Governments, Businesses, Non-Profits...
                                      Stephen Buckley                     0          0          0
   3/19/2010 13:03        61 Active                                       0          0          0
                                      ssumner Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...
   3/19/2010 11:59        60 Active                                       0          0
                                      jason.n.hill New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...0
   3/19/2010 11:39        59 Active                                       1          1
                                      jason.n.hill New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...0
    3/19/2010 9:54        58 Active   jjkmlk                              0          0          0
                                                   Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...
    3/19/2010 7:26        57 Active                Public Feedback & Involvement,0Tools & Strategies...
                                      brian.kichline                      0                     0
    3/19/2010 4:11        56 Active   tlcorby                             0          0
                                                   New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...0
    3/19/2010 4:07        55 Active   gkb77                               2          2
                                                   New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...0
   3/18/2010 19:21        54 Active   Silona                              4          4          0
                                                   Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...
   3/17/2010 23:16        53 Active                Public                 1
                                      Tom Chakonas Feedback & Involvement,0Tools & Strategies...1
    3/17/2010 9:19        52 Active   megan.eskey                         2                     0
                                                   Public Feedback & Involvement,2Tools & Strategies...
   3/15/2010 10:58        51 Active   gkb77                               2          2
                                                   Tell Us How to Improve this Site...          0
    3/9/2010 12:11        50 Active                New                    0          0
                                      smith.allen819 Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...0
     3/5/2010 7:22        49 Active                                       1                     1
                                      liventruth Public Feedback & Involvement,0Tools & Strategies...
     3/3/2010 2:00        48 Active   broughton1973                       1          1          0
                                                   Working Together: Governments, Businesses, Non-Profits...
    3/2/2010 20:17        47 Active                Public                 0
                                      Tom Chakonas Feedback & Involvement,0Tools & Strategies...0
    3/2/2010 13:54        46 Active                                       4          2
                                      ebursley New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...2
   2/28/2010 19:23        45 Active   Jay                                 8          8          0
                                                   Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...
   2/28/2010 15:41        44 Active                Data                   1          1          0
                                      Darrell McGuire Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...
   2/26/2010 23:31        42 Closed                Data                   2          1          1
                                      Tom Chakonas Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...
   2/26/2010 22:28        41 Active   Tom Chakonas                        4          2          2
                                                   Working Together: Governments, Businesses, Non-Profits...
   2/26/2010 18:51        40 Closed                Tell                   3
                                      James SalsmanUs How to Improve this Site...    2          1
    2/26/2010 8:53        39 Active                New                    3          2
                                      venus.mkultra Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...1
   2/25/2010 11:30        38 Active   hankinchrisPublic Feedback & 15               14          1
                                                                        Involvement, Tools & Strategies...
   2/24/2010 21:53        37 Active   david                               4          3
                                                   New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...1
   2/24/2010 17:59        36 Active                                       8          6          2
                                      jhbearden Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...
    2/24/2010 7:53        35 Active                Public                 5                     2
                                      James Salsman Feedback & Involvement,3Tools & Strategies...
    2/24/2010 7:37        34 Active                Tell                   6
                                      James SalsmanUs How to Improve this Site...    5          1
    2/24/2010 6:57        33 Closed   James Salsman                       2          2          0
                                                   Working Together: Governments, Businesses, Non-Profits...
    2/24/2010 4:37        32 Active                New
                                      James Salsman Ways of Doing17                 New
                                                                          Business, 14 Tools...3
   2/23/2010 15:05        31 Active                                       8          4
                                      cstringer New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...4
   2/23/2010 14:50        30 Active   dave                                9          9
                                                   New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...0
   2/23/2010 13:03        29 Closed   franktownend                        1                     0
                                                   Public Feedback & Involvement,1Tools & Strategies...
   2/23/2010 12:31        28 Active   tsmith70821                         2          1
                                                   New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...1
   2/21/2010 19:20        27 Active                                       3          1
                                      liventruth New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...2
    2/21/2010 9:02        26 Closed                                       5          2          3
                                      honkycat2 Working Together: Governments, Businesses, Non-Profits...
    2/21/2010 8:58        25 Active   honkycat2 Public Feedback & 11                            6
                                                                        Involvement,5Tools & Strategies...
   2/20/2010 22:11        24 Active                Data                   6          4          2
                                      Paul Wilkinson Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...
   2/17/2010 17:38        23 Active                                       5          3
                                      rene.sugar New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...2
   2/16/2010 21:05        21 Active   Bill Karwin New Ways of Doing15               New
                                                                          Business, 13 Tools...2
   2/14/2010 14:23        20 Active                                       4          2
                                      rene.sugar New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...2
    2/9/2010 19:56        19 Active                New                    7          4
                                      megan.eskey Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...3
     2/9/2010 7:36        18 Active   jaorangemen                       24          22          2
                                                   Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...
     2/9/2010 3:37        17 Active   duncan.john  New Ways of Doing17              New
                                                                          Business, 15 Tools...2
    2/8/2010 17:47        16 Active                Data                   5          3          2
                                      jnrvecchiarelli Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...
     2/5/2010 6:45        14 Active                Data Availability,     7          6          1
                                      Mike (Treasury Moderator) Information Quality, Accountability...
     2/5/2010 6:43        13 Active                Data Availability,     8          7          1
                                      Mike (Treasury Moderator) Information Quality, Accountability...
     2/5/2010 6:40        12 Active                New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...2
                                      Mike (Treasury Moderator)           6          4
     2/5/2010 6:38        11 Active                New Ways of Doing Business, New Tools...1
                                      Mike (Treasury Moderator)           7          6
     2/5/2010 6:35        10 Active                Working Together: Governments, Businesses, Non-Profits...
                                      Mike (Treasury Moderator)           6          6          0
     2/5/2010 6:34         9 Active                Public Feedback        1                     0
                                      Mike (Treasury Moderator) & Involvement,1Tools & Strategies...
     2/5/2010 6:32         8 Active                Data Availability,     7          6          1
                                      Mike (Treasury Moderator) Information Quality, Accountability...
CommentsTitle                                                              Details      URL
      0 Other OpenGov Ideas & Information Resources                                      post each of my "OpenGov" Idea
                                                                           Rather thanhttp:///t/UB3aZJjm
      0 New Technologly to help with Transparency                                       of New Information
                                                                           Application http:///t/UB3aZJiU Technology to
      0 Consolidate the regulatory agencies                                              CFTC, OCC, OTS
                                                                           FDIC, SEC,http:///t/UB3aZJiF and the Fede
      0 Take on private educational lending                                             http:///t/UB3aZJiB
                                                                           A sustainable approach to strengthen the fou
      0 Making Home Affordable                                                          http:///t/UB3aZJhq
                                                                           The Treasury Department should not allow th
      0 Suggestion Program                                                              http:///t/UB3aZJhG
                                                                           Treasury Department should have an easy to
      0 Tax returns and payments                                                        great if people could
                                                                           It would be http:///t/UB3aZJhA file their taxe
      0 Internal Revenue Service - Telephone Hold Time Customer Service                 http:///t/UB3aZJg9
                                                                           The hold time at the Internal Revenue Servic
      0 place public documents online and citable to a paragraph level                   governments to publish granular
                                                                           WHATUrgehttp:///t/UB3aZJfo
      1 Removal of ideas or concepts                                                    http:///t/UB3aZJcj
                                                                           I really do appreciate the site if for only ventin
      0 Develop an OpenTreasury Social Strategy                                         http:///t/UB3aZJbI
                                                                           Disruptive Technologies: A Holistic, Pragmati
      0 Spread the word!                                                                http:///t/UB3aZJUi
                                                                           You need to market this by advertising on al
      0 Everybody gets involved to pay the national debt                                http:///t/UB3aZJJF
                                                                           Have on every government web site where yo
      0 Capitalism 2.0 - Financial Cold Fusion                                          http:///t/UB3aZI5Y
                                                                           professional consumers make money while s
      0 saxon mortgage/HAMP program                                                     http:///t/UB3aZIwP
                                                                           I have issues with the way that some mortgag
      1 transmodal concentric timezoning                                                http:///t/UB3aZIvf
                                                                           Why Can't my site/idea receive votes. In my '
      2 Repeal Federal Income Taxes                                                     http:///t/UB3aZIus
                                                                           My idea is to repeal the federal income tax as
      0 Transparency in spending                                                        http:///t/UB3aZIga
                                                                           Implement a searchable database of every ex
      0 Federal Tax Return Data                                                         http:///t/UB3aZIfK
                                                                           Federal Tax Return Data of residents should
      4 Tranzmodal concentric timezoning                                                http:///t/UB3aZIQi
                                                                           I share my son's computer. Frankly, I am emb
      8 Transmodal concentric timezoning                                                http:///t/UB3aZIQc
                                                                           Please don't think me pretentious however, th
      4 Help people know what to expect                                                 http:///t/UB3aZIPk
                                                                           A number of people have told me that they ha
      0 Innovate Banking / Loaning / Bonding                                            http:///t/UB3aZIDF
                                                                           We will save trillions of tax payer dollars if we
      1 Better leverage open source software and open IT                                http:///t/UB3aZH4i
                                                                            The 1,600 members of Open Source for Ame
      0 Stop discriminating against Americans abroad                       America has a very large international balanc
                                                                                        http:///t/UB3aZHwK
      1 Business, travel and entainment expenses ( should be taxed )                    http:///t/UB3aZHuk
                                                                           2/24/2010I strongly suggest that all business
      3 Can providing for the general welfare be more open?                             http:///t/UB3aZHo8
                                                                           Citizens should be directly involved in recomm
      0 Hyperlinks                                                                      http:///t/UB3aZHot
                                                                           Why are hyperlinks not available to those wh
      3 Double the Funding of the Wikimedia Foundation                                  http:///t/UB3aZHoS
                                                                           The Wikimedia Foundation runs the largest n
      2 Treasury Consumers Bill of Rights                                               http:///t/UB3aZHnK
                                                                           TREASURY CONSUMER'S BILL OF RIGHT
      0 Consumption tax                                                                 http:///t/UB3aZHlx
                                                                           do away with the IRS and filing every year, an
      0 Internal Revenue Service                                                        http:///t/UB3aZHlu
                                                                           Modernize the IRS to allow individuals who h
      2 District of Columbia Liberty Bell Replica                          In 1950, the United States Department of the
                                                                                        http:///t/UB3aZHlC
      0 honest banking system                                                           http:///t/UB3aZHk3
                                                                           one that can be trusted with consumers mone
      1 A "Redderian" Way - Capitalizm 2.0                                              http:///t/UB3aZHcf
                                                                           THIS IS A ROUGH SKETCH... PLEASE CON
      0 Adjustible Rate Mortgages                                                       http:///t/UB3aZHaw
                                                                           I don't know if this is the correct DEpt. to sugg
      2 Adjustible Rate mortgages                                                       http:///t/UB3aZHau
                                                                           I don't know if this is the correct DEpt. to sugg
      0 Adopt FDIC, SEC, Global Open Structured XBRL Data Standard                      http:///t/UB3aZHY2
                                                                           Treasury can make better information availab
      3 Bonds to specifically fund revenue generating infrastructure                    http:///t/UB3aZHGm
                                                                           Here is a link to paper written by Richard G. L
      1 Implement Auto Filing                                                           http:///t/UB3aZG7j
                                                                           Why do millions of Americans have to waste
      0 CDS transactions on exchange to provide data to calculate risk                  http:///t/UB3aZGqq
                                                                           You can also use computational biology (via a
      4 OpenTreasury v2.0: A Next Gen Opensource/OpenSocial Portal                      http:///t/UB3aZGH1
                                                                           A pilot project to build a next-gen Dept of Trea
      1 The Department of Treasury should live webcast all meetings                     http:///t/UB3aZF7H
                                                                           The Department of Treasury should live webc
      2 Bring back TeleTax or a simplified form                                         http:///t/UB3aZF3B
                                                                           TeleTax was a well rated, effective way of filin
      6 Public relations........                                                        http:///t/UB3aZF0h
                                                                           Taking under consideration the mess we are
      4 Figure out what information is important for Treasury to publish                http:///t/UB3aZFHv
                                                                           Do you think it's important for Treasury to figu
      1 Improve timeliness and quality of data open to the public                       http:///t/UB3aZFHu
                                                                           Do you think it's important for Treasury to imp
      1 Treasury should learn lessons from innovative organizations                     http:///t/UB3aZFHr
                                                                           Do you think it's important for Treasury to lea
      2 Make Treasury's internal culture more agile and innovative                      http:///t/UB3aZFHq
                                                                           Do you think it's important for Treasury to ma
      2 Incorporate voices and ideas of citizens into Treasury policy                   http:///t/UB3aZFHo
                                                                           Do you think it's important for Treasury to inc
      0 Treasury should work with citizens to deliver services & execute                http:///t/UB3aZFHn
                                                                           Do you think it's important for Treasury to wo
      4 Find innovative ways to present and visualize data for citizens                 http:///t/UB3aZFHm
                                                                           Do you think it's important for Treasury to find
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Date                           Author
                     Idea Number           Comment
    3/19/2010 9:01                         The
                            19 megan.eskey IdeaScale voting process closes today, so I invite those interested in collaborative
    3/19/2010 0:40                         Thank
                            53 Tom Chakonas you, and yes please. The removal of any ideas and/or commentaries I have mad
   3/18/2010 22:15                         W
                            38 stjepan.rajko hat about providing/increasing funding for open source projects that help governmen
    3/17/2010 1:09          12 gkb77       It's good to keep an open mind and be receptive to all suggestions,ideas, and innovatio
    3/16/2010 2:22          11 gkb77       IRS - Back to basics - simplify The terminology throughout all the forms and instructi
   3/15/2010 17:06                         My
                            32 Tom Chakonasgood God. A thinker. Don't be afraid to let it hang out. We have been hypnotized int
   3/11/2010 12:33                         If
                            19 megan.eskeygovernments really want to address the other side of the engagement coin, and figure
    3/8/2010 10:16           8 rene.sugar Google created a service to visualize public data:http://www.google.com/publicdata/hom
    3/3/2010 22:35                         This
                            46 krewekomedi would definitely make the rich richer. Most money owned by a wealthy person is in
     3/3/2010 6:12                         Once you've voted, you can't vote again. So it will take away your ability to vote on an
                            47 Mike (Treasury Moderator)
    3/2/2010 20:53                         No
                            41 Tom ChakonasJim. Although I have seen many of your positions and recognize how adept a thinke
    3/2/2010 14:49                         Please
                            46 James Salsman see www.ctj.org for the reasons that sales, use, property, value-added and othe
     3/2/2010 9:21                         Regarding the underutuilized labor capacity problems mentioned in Right 3, this graph
                            32 James Salsman
     3/2/2010 8:47                         Have
                            41 James Salsman a look at http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/TCU -- doesn't the long-term t
     3/2/2010 1:25                         Yes
                            41 Tom Chakonas James in short however, commerce capacities would be staggered so as to utilize
     3/1/2010 6:36                         Note: This idea
                            25 Mike (Treasury Moderator) was merged with a duplicate idea.
     3/1/2010 6:36                         'I don't know if this is the correct DEpt. to suggest this to, but maybe the government sh
                            25 Mike (Treasury Moderator)
   2/28/2010 23:16          23 rene.sugar Pennsylvania wants to do something similar for funding energy efficiency home improve
   2/28/2010 21:21          17 teepeemm An online method of submission for all forms (not just the 1040EZ) would allow the IRS
   2/28/2010 18:55                         My
                            42 Tom ChakonasDad is furious. I only meant to motivate him because he keeps ideas like the conce
   2/28/2010 13:14                         Your comment
                            16 Mike (Treasury Moderator)is there, you may need to hit refresh to see it.
   2/28/2010 11:39                         Well,
                            16 James Salsman this is odd. The comment counter says four comments here, but I don't see my m
    2/28/2010 2:00                         what
                            42 Tom Chakonas does this off topic mean Sir. Does this freeze my perspective idea from being able
   2/27/2010 23:12          41 purplecrzy2Why does it appear that although complicated in translation that the ideas seem to be o
   2/27/2010 18:06                         I wish
                            41 Tom Chakonas for the people to know that my goal is to show, via conceptual dynamic, that crea
   2/27/2010 17:10                         If I understand this correctly, you are proposing adjustments to work schedules to elimin
                            41 James Salsman
   2/27/2010 17:08                         Don't
                            42 James Salsman worry, even though your son's description of adjusting work schedules to eliminat
   2/27/2010 15:11                         This idea
                            42 Site Administrator has graduated to the OpenTreasury Off Topic panel (Idea #12)
   2/27/2010 15:08                         This idea
                            40 Site Administrator has graduated to the OpenTreasury Off Topic panel (Idea #11)
   2/27/2010 15:07                         Okay, I'll move
                            40 Mike (Treasury Moderator) this idea to the off topic area and be sure that our moderation team is aw
   2/27/2010 12:36                         Mike,Thank you. I see that now. I would ask that this idea be moved to "off topic" beca
                            40 James Salsman
   2/27/2010 12:13                         Rene,
                            16 James Salsman traditionally that function has been performed by http://www.ustreas.gov/inspecto
   2/27/2010 12:12                         I agree
                            23 James Salsman the Federal government should purchase municipal bonds to improve infrastruc
   2/27/2010 12:06           8 rene.sugar I believe Treasury should make the data available for download for others to create visu
   2/27/2010 12:00          16 rene.sugar In this video, Eliot Spitzer said he tried to investigate financial transactions related to th
   2/27/2010 10:58                         I agree
                            18 James Salsman a video and transcript archive would be better than merely a live webcast.
   2/26/2010 23:16                         Is this
                            41 Tom Chakonas person a former analyst or a find? Givem a chance for God's sake!
   2/26/2010 22:52                         Is this
                            41 Tom Chakonas genius or what? We want to know the rest!
   2/26/2010 22:03                         The rules for participation have not changed. Please note that users are allowed to dis
                            40 Mike (Treasury Moderator)
    2/26/2010 8:43                         Well
                            23 venus.mkultra said :)
    2/25/2010 2:41                         The
                             8 James SalsmanEquality Trust also has excellent visualizations at http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/do
   2/24/2010 21:30                         Why
                            17 James Salsman not subsidize TurboTax for everyone?
   2/24/2010 21:11                         Please
                            14 James Salsman publish an organizational chart of all non-undercover government employees, w
   2/24/2010 21:08                         Instead
                             8 James Salsman of Treasury trying to do this in-house, why not support organizations who are al
   2/24/2010 21:04                         In Sweden, they have auto-filing and a 0% bottom income tax bracket from 0 to 10% ab
                            21 James Salsman
   2/24/2010 21:02                         Here
                            11 James Salsman is how I would improve the agility of Treasury culture: Each senior and mid-level T
   2/24/2010 18:06                         Note: This idea
                            36 Mike (Treasury Moderator) was edited slightly to remove personally identifiable information.
    2/24/2010 8:40                         Perhaps if you
                            35 Mike (Treasury Moderator)rephrased your idea it would better fit into the goals of this dialogue. Jus
    2/24/2010 8:27                         Government would be more accountable if the organizational chart of non-undercover e
                            16 James Salsman
    2/24/2010 8:26                         The
                            13 James Salsmannumber of bankruptcy filings has a long lead time with the courts and could be a m
    2/24/2010 8:06                         Mike,
                            35 James Salsman I did read both of those, and I do not understand why a proposal to collaborate in
    2/24/2010 8:00                         I encourage you
                            35 Mike (Treasury Moderator) to read more about the Open Government Plan and the goals of this o
    2/24/2010 7:44                         How
                            33 James Salsman much does the availability free high-quality open educational materials overlap wit
    2/24/2010 7:26                         This idea
                            33 Site Administrator has graduated to the OpenTreasury Off Topic panel (Idea #10)
    2/24/2010 7:25                         While this may
                            33 Mike (Treasury Moderator) be a worthy investment, it's not really related to Open Government or Tr
 2/24/2010 7:06   10              This
                       James Salsman is consistent with the fundamental constitutional right to petition for the redress of
2/23/2010 13:33   29              This idea
                       Site Administrator has graduated to the OpenTreasury Off Topic panel (Idea #9)
2/23/2010 13:32   29              While this sounds
                       Mike (Treasury Moderator) like a great idea to me, it's not really related to Open Government or
2/21/2010 20:27   27              This idea was edited slightly to remove personally identifying information.
                       Mike (Treasury Moderator)
2/19/2010 13:37   14   Drew       I think it would also be useful for Treasury to publish the following data (historical and c
 2/18/2010 8:40   19              In
                       megan.eskey spite of recent efforts like using the IdeaScale tool, Federal Agencies really don't do a
2/17/2010 13:07   22              This idea
                       Site Administrator has graduated to the OpenTreasury Off Topic panel (Idea #8)
2/17/2010 13:07   22              Since the Department of the Treasury doesn't really have much to do with earmarks (I b
                       Mike (Treasury Moderator)
 2/15/2010 7:48   14   Drew       Make it absolutely clear which offices, or better yet individuals/team members, write do
 2/15/2010 7:37   14   Drew       Make it easier to find people you can reach at Treasury through this site. If not specific
2/13/2010 10:46   10   jew5795 This is important in a representative form of government--allowing the voice of the peop
2/12/2010 22:06   19              The
                       megan.eskey OpenTreasury v2.0 Portal in a Nutshell:The idea is that OpenTreasury v2.0 would
 2/12/2010 7:10   16              Thanks for the
                       Mike (Treasury Moderator)comment, jnrvecchiarelli. Do you have any ideas for how government c
 2/8/2010 18:43   15              This idea
                       Site Administrator has graduated to the OpenTreasury Off Topic panel (Idea #7)
es today, so I invite those interested in collaborative platforms to move the discussion over to the OpenGov wiki at: https://opengovdirective.pbworks.com/
 moval of any ideas and/or commentaries I have made would be greatly appreciated. I truly apologize for any inconvenience.
 nding for open source projects that help government agencies accomplish their missions?
  be receptive to all suggestions,ideas, and innovations, outside the government as well. Having this site available 24/7 is wonderful, as I do not have the t
 e terminology throughout all the forms and instructions should be simple, basic and consistent. For example, the person filing a Form 1099-MISC is lab
 fraid to let it hang out. We have been hypnotized into a mosh pit atmoshphere of worship regarding these 'expert' Politicians. Look at some of them for Co
 ss the other side of the engagement coin, and figure out where people are, what they care about, what language they use, what makes them tick on a top
ze public data:http://www.google.com/publicdata/home
 richer. Most money owned by a wealthy person is invested, not spent. So, if I have $10 million dollars invested that makes a 10% return ($1 million), I wo
again. So it will take away your ability to vote on an item, but everyone else who has not voted yet will still be able to vote.
y of your positions and recognize how adept a thinker you are let me explain. The concentric aspect actually promotes lesser traffic time zones which woul
 ons that sales, use, property, value-added and other non-income taxes are regressive, leading to more inequality and a shrinking middle class. State-by-
 capacity problems mentioned in Right 3, this graph is instructive: http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/TCU -- if we did transition to a three-day nomin
 sfed.org/fred2/series/TCU -- doesn't the long-term trend suggest that a four-day work week might be the answer to overcapacity problems? Do you think i
merce capacities would be staggered so as to utilize that roadway/interstates that now saturate at given times. The work schedule of the everyday family m

Ept. to suggest this to, but maybe the government should outlaw Adjustible rate mortgages and force the banks to convert all adjustible rate mortgages to "
 g similar for funding energy efficiency home improvements.http://greenbiz.com/blog/2010/02/19/banks-should-finance-energy-efficiency-loans-not-subprim
  all forms (not just the 1040EZ) would allow the IRS to immediately load the information into their computers, simplifying the process for both taxpayers an
motivate him because he keeps ideas like the concentric zoning thing to his self. Now his actual site is rated unviable. Please remove the "closed" paragra
 ed to hit refresh to see it.
unter says four comments here, but I don't see my most recent comment in reply to Rene. Is it a bug or censorship? My comment was:Rene, traditionally
 oes this freeze my perspective idea from being able to get votes? a1soldierof@yahoo.com
 omplicated in translation that the ideas seem to be ones that this guy seens confident in being able to prove. Listen who ever you are, if you can only prov
 y goal is to show, via conceptual dynamic, that creativity and visual attentiveness to our everyday routines lye the most obvious of answers. There are an
 e proposing adjustments to work schedules to eliminate capacity underutilization -- http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2009/03/capacity_utilization.
s description of adjusting work schedules to eliminate capacity underutilization -- http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2009/03/capacity_utilization.php
 nTreasury Off Topic panel (Idea #12)
 nTreasury Off Topic panel (Idea #11)
opic area and be sure that our moderation team is aware of your suggested questions. Thanks for your continued participation - we are all new to using to
would ask that this idea be moved to "off topic" because of my mistake, but I believe there has been more than one instance where a legitimate request for
  been performed by http://www.ustreas.gov/inspector-general/
ould purchase municipal bonds to improve infrastructure.
  data available for download for others to create visualizations.There is also a lot of data (tables, charts) inside text documents (e.g. papers and reports in
 ied to investigate financial transactions related to the crisis and those charged with enforcing existing laws showed no interest.Someone else warned him
ve would be better than merely a live webcast.
 find? Givem a chance for God's sake!

 changed. Please note that users are allowed to disagree as well as agree, both of which affect the vote count.

 nt visualizations at http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/docs/spirit-level-slides-from-the-equality-trust.ppt and http://www.slideshare.net/equalitytrust

  art of all non-undercover government employees, with names, job title, job description, email address, telephone and fax numbers. Also please publish th
   in-house, why not support organizations who are already doing a better job of it like http://gapminder.org and the Wikimedia Foundation?
 d a 0% bottom income tax bracket from 0 to 10% above the median wage. I would like Treasury to publish the information necessary to determine how m
 ility of Treasury culture: Each senior and mid-level Treasury official and civil servant should be asked the following question:"Is the risk of commercial rea
 o remove personally identifiable information.
  it would better fit into the goals of this dialogue. Just suggesting that the Department of the Treasury give money to an organization doesn't really relate o
ntable if the organizational chart of non-undercover employees was easily available on line, with telephone numbers, email addresses, and fax numbers.
as a long lead time with the courts and could be a much more timely economic statistic, which would aid forecasters and their models.
   do not understand why a proposal to collaborate in providing for the general welfare by assisting a non-profit organization with funding can be deemed of
 t the Open Government Plan and the goals of this open dialogue here: http://opentreasury.ideascale.com/a/panelDetails.do?id=7040&detailID=108721You
   high-quality open educational materials overlap with citizens' ability to intelligently assist their government in developing open and transparent means of e
 nTreasury Off Topic panel (Idea #10)
 ent, it's not really related to Open Government or Treasury's Open Government plan so it is being moved to the off-topic area. If you have any ideas relate
ntal constitutional right to petition for the redress of grievances. Good governments are always searching for policy improvements, and they aren't afraid t
 nTreasury Off Topic panel (Idea #9)
to me, it's not really related to Open Government or Treasury's Open Government plan so it is being moved to the off-topic area. If you have any ideas re
ove personally identifying information.
easury to publish the following data (historical and current)on its Web site.1.) rates of exchange (could also include links to the following sites):FRB: http://
he IdeaScale tool, Federal Agencies really don't do a very good job of engaging citizens. We need to go where they are today, and model our next-gen po
 nTreasury Off Topic panel (Idea #8)
ury doesn't really have much to do with earmarks (I believe your idea is something Congress would have to set up on its own), I'm going to move this idea
es, or better yet individuals/team members, write documents/reports. Here's an example. http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/docs/529.pdf In addition to
 n reach at Treasury through this site. If not specific persons, at least offices that have public points-of-contact.
e form of government--allowing the voice of the people to be heard. After all, the government is supposed to be the servant of the people--which is someti
 Nutshell:The idea is that OpenTreasury v2.0 would be modelled after iGoogle and myYahoo. So any existing Dept of Treasury apps or tools could simply b
arelli. Do you have any ideas for how government can be held more accountable?
 nTreasury Off Topic panel (Idea #7)
Gov wiki at: https://opengovdirective.pbworks.com/Standard-Requirements-for-the-Next-Gen-Open-PlatformAn orientation to the OpenGov Playbook wiki a


  available 24/7 is wonderful, as I do not have the time at work to submit all my ideas, make suggestions or comments. It would be nice to have the capabi
ample, the person filing a Form 1099-MISC is labeled as the FILER on that form and as the PAYER on accompanying transmittal Form 1096. (Yes, folks
se 'expert' Politicians. Look at some of them for Country's sake! How many of us have seen the town idiot speaking behind the lecturn while speaking on a
 anguage they use, what makes them tick on a topic and stick to a community, then they need to empower their employees to be market researchers, infor

 nvested that makes a 10% return ($1 million), I would pay no taxes on that. I would only need to pay 5% ($5,000) on my $100,000 car purchase. Sorry, n

ually promotes lesser traffic time zones which would be necessary for the commerce that would be generated by criteria that comment space wouldn't allow
 inequality and a shrinking middle class. State-by-state charts are available from http://www.ctj.org/html/whopay.htm -- for example, this one shows the sit
 ies/TCU -- if we did transition to a three-day nominal weekend, would Monday, Wednesday, or Friday be the best addition?Regarding housing stock capac
e answer to overcapacity problems? Do you think it would be best to add Monday, Wednesday, or Friday to the nominal weekend?
 imes. The work schedule of the everyday family man if you will, would remain unfettered. They are thee essentials to our daily labor and upper echelon m

  banks to convert all adjustible rate mortgages to "Fixed rate mortgages at the rate that is currently in force as of Jan. 1,2010.' authored by <a href="http:/
should-finance-energy-efficiency-loans-not-subprime-mortgages"Pennsylvania has a different solution. It runs a unique market-based lending model called
uters, simplifying the process for both taxpayers and IRS. Subsidizing private companies' e-file software would be more expensive and complicated. Onli
ated unviable. Please remove the "closed" paragraph so he doesn't kick me out! I mean it. Help me out here. i'M beggin ya.

 censorship? My comment was:Rene, traditionally that function has been performed by Treasury's Inspector General -- http://www.ustreas.gov/oig

rove. Listen who ever you are, if you can only prove or attempt to prove merit in any of this then try. The agency that monitors this site should be intereste
nes lye the most obvious of answers. There are answers, I repeat answers to crime and true rehabilitation, housing for all without the need for extensive an
 rogress.org/archives/2009/03/capacity_utilization.phpIs that correct?
gress.org/archives/2009/03/capacity_utilization.php -- was hard to understand, but what an effort. Please nurture the desire to propose changes to help.


 continued participation - we are all new to using tools like this and your feedback is important as we figure out the best way to make sure everyone's voice
 e than one instance where a legitimate request for more open government has been moved to the off-topic area, so I would ask first that the moderation t


 inside text documents (e.g. papers and reports in PDF, HTML, etc. format) that could be made available for download.
ws showed no interest.Someone else warned him they had powerful friends and he should back off.http://fora.tv/2010/01/26/Eliot_Spitzer-The_Cataclysm




 http://www.slideshare.net/equalitytrust

 elephone and fax numbers. Also please publish the information necessary to determine how much paperwork auto-filing and a 0% bottom income tax bra
 g and the Wikimedia Foundation?
 lish the information necessary to determine how much paperwork that would save.
he following question:"Is the risk of commercial real estate default as described at http://cop.senate.gov/reports/library/report-021110-cop.cfm greater than

ve money to an organization doesn't really relate open government.Maybe an example will help. If I suggest as my idea that Treasury should by more we
ne numbers, email addresses, and fax numbers.
 forecasters and their models.
-profit organization with funding can be deemed off topic, which is why I want to appeal. I did not see an appeal process. May I please speak with your su
m/a/panelDetails.do?id=7040&detailID=108721You may also want to read the Terms of Participation for this forum here: http://www.usa.gov/webcontent/o
ent in developing open and transparent means of expenditures to provide for "general Welfare of the United States" as the Constitution says?

ed to the off-topic area. If you have any ideas related to Open Government (you can read more here: http://opentreasury.ideascale.com/a/panelDetails.do?
ng for policy improvements, and they aren't afraid to implement the best by executive order pending legislation, recommend that the best be enacted as le

ved to the off-topic area. If you have any ideas related to Open Government (you can read more here: http://opentreasury.ideascale.com/a/panelDetails.d

lso include links to the following sites):FRB: http://www.federalreserve.gov/RELEASES/H10/Hist/Interet Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/treasuryrep
 where they are today, and model our next-gen portals and sites on those platforms.The link below will give you some info about the Top 3 platforms in the

e to set up on its own), I'm going to move this idea to our off-topic area. However, we encourage you to share your idea with the appropriate contacts in C
eas.gov/press/releases/docs/529.pdf In addition to inclusion on documents, authorship should be included in metadata so that documents may be search

ed to be the servant of the people--which is sometimes forgotten ("public servants"). It is especially helpful when people are willing to use reason and disc
sting Dept of Treasury apps or tools could simply become gadgets or apps added to the OpenTreasury v2.0 portal's suite or "app collection".OpenTreasur
 ormAn orientation to the OpenGov Playbook wiki and more information about the upcoming April OGD workshop can be found at:http://opengovdirective.p


  or comments. It would be nice to have the capability to add/edit previously submitted information. Thanks!
 accompanying transmittal Form 1096. (Yes, folks have trouble with this!) The General Instructions that are applicable to the 1099 MISC Form Instructio
 ot speaking behind the lecturn while speaking on a cell phone(this is a true account)? That "let'em eat cake", "higher than thou", arrogance always repeat
wer their employees to be market researchers, information brokers, idea transformers.New blog from Gartner: http://blogs.gartner.com/andrea_dimaio/2010

% ($5,000) on my $100,000 car purchase. Sorry, not a good idea.

 rated by criteria that comment space wouldn't allow for. A natural generation of intermodal carriers would transpire in a near nova like reaction within appr
/whopay.htm -- for example, this one shows the situation in Texas: http://www.ctj.org/whop/whop_tx.pdf
e the best addition?Regarding housing stock capacity underutilization, the FRED graphs on http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2010/02/housing-starts-vac
y to the nominal weekend?
  essentials to our daily labor and upper echelon managerial types. The synopsis is complex but explainable with proper time and forum. Lets talk James.

 rce as of Jan. 1,2010.' authored by <a href="http://opentreasury.ideascale.com/a/pmd/419470-7040">honkycat2</a> was merged with this idea.
 t runs a unique market-based lending model called Keystone Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), which provides homeowners with low cost loans for E
e would be more expensive and complicated. Online filing could also be combined with an implementation of auto filing (mentioned as another idea) that w


ector General -- http://www.ustreas.gov/oig

 agency that monitors this site should be interested to say the least. Go for it.
 n, housing for all without the need for extensive and forever mandated federal 'welfare' state budgeting that forever sustains. That drags our American dre

se nurture the desire to propose changes to help.


ure out the best way to make sure everyone's voice is heard.
opic area, so I would ask first that the moderation team please perform a review and reconsideration of the first four topics to have been declared off topic



 ://fora.tv/2010/01/26/Eliot_Spitzer-The_Cataclysm_of_2008-2009There should be an independent office within the government that audits enforcement o




 erwork auto-filing and a 0% bottom income tax bracket from 0 to 10% above the median wage would save.


 reports/library/report-021110-cop.cfm greater than the observed effects of the residential housing real estate bubble and should therefore be declared a na

ggest as my idea that Treasury should by more web servers, that doesn't really relate to the topic. But if I suggest that Treasury should invest in technolog


n appeal process. May I please speak with your supervisor about your decision to deem the idea in question off topic?
 this forum here: http://www.usa.gov/webcontent/open/terms.shtml
nited States" as the Constitution says?

 p://opentreasury.ideascale.com/a/panelDetails.do?id=7040&detailID=108721) we'd love to hear them.
slation, recommend that the best be enacted as legislation, and always strive to find a way to recognize when an state of emergency may exist so that it is

http://opentreasury.ideascale.com/a/panelDetails.do?id=7040&detailID=108721) we'd love to hear them.

 Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/treasuryreportin19943unit2.) public debt information (foreign-owned included) and M0, M1, M2... money supply inf
give you some info about the Top 3 platforms in the US today, the "Useful Links" in my original post to screenshots of our portal:http://mashable.com/2010

 share your idea with the appropriate contacts in Congress.
ded in metadata so that documents may be searched and/or located using an author's name.

pful when people are willing to use reason and discuss ideas and facts, not just push for their way because they assume it is correct. In other words, partic
 v2.0 portal's suite or "app collection".OpenTreasury v2.0 would not supercede other Dept of Treasury tools/applications, rather just gather them together i
workshop can be found at:http://opengovdirective.pbworks.com/



at are applicable to the 1099 MISC Form Instructions should be combined. The Form W-9 Instructions and Instructions for the Requestor should coincid
 ake", "higher than thou", arrogance always repeats it's self. Stop bowing and feeling subservient. What we have are those in Congress who are afraid of t
 rtner: http://blogs.gartner.com/andrea_dimaio/2010/03/11/how-to-love-government-2-0-and-be-a-contrarian-at-the-same-time/



d transpire in a near nova like reaction within approx 6-8 months of the strategies conception. The 'lesser' work days would actually choke the advent of th

alculatedriskblog.com/2010/02/housing-starts-vacant-units-and.html should give pause to those who believe we are prepared to avoid bubbles.Perhaps a

able with proper time and forum. Lets talk James.

onkycat2</a> was merged with this idea.
ch provides homeowners with low cost loans for Energy Star rated and high efficiency heating, air conditioning, insulation, and windows and doors. Unlike
ion of auto filing (mentioned as another idea) that would automatically load all information known by the IRS.Another advantage would be taxpayer confide




that forever sustains. That drags our American dreams of opportunity into an endless abyss. These are but a few of the realities that if our 'job' for lifer po




the first four topics to have been declared off topic. For the first four ideas which were declared off-topic, I recommend asking:If this proposal were accept



e within the government that audits enforcement of existing laws by any federal government department. An individual like the one who reported the perpe




state bubble and should therefore be declared a national emergency and addressed with immediate executive orders and action pending legislation includ

 I suggest that Treasury should invest in technology infrastructure that will allow citizens to better access information from the Treasury, that's much more
 when an state of emergency may exist so that it is legal to do so.



ned included) and M0, M1, M2... money supply information 3.) ready access to other data included in the Treasury Bulletinhttp://www.fms.treas.gov/bulleti
creenshots of our portal:http://mashable.com/2010/02/17/facebook-unseats-yahoo/#




use they assume it is correct. In other words, participation is good, but reasoning is a key part of participation--developing one's ability to reason. Along th
ools/applications, rather just gather them together into one portal that is based on standards (The Open Stack - an introduction: http://developer.yahoo.net
s and Instructions for the Requestor should coincide with the same chart, same terms, etc., as that chart is so valuable to the businesses for reporting corr
 we have are those in Congress who are afraid of those who have an idea. And those who have the ideas, but are outweighed by the job security 'lifers' wh
rian-at-the-same-time/



er' work days would actually choke the advent of the ideas success. I respect you Jim. I look for all you write. I wish there was more time/space available t

elieve we are prepared to avoid bubbles.Perhaps a regulator or legislators should consider scaling everyone's FICO credit scores by the proportion of uno




tioning, insulation, and windows and doors. Unlike the vast majority of energy-efficiency programs, HELP is capitalized primarily by investments made by
IRS.Another advantage would be taxpayer confidence in their return. The IRS would be able to promise that if the IRS makes a miscalculation or other e




 but a few of the realities that if our 'job' for lifer politicians applied themselves to could be catastrophes of our past. I am no one, no better or lesser than y




c, I recommend asking:If this proposal were accepted, would it be likely that government would be more open and accessible?Does this request represent



 . An individual like the one who reported the perpetrator of a recent large Ponzi scheme should be able to contact the office if they believe a government d




ecutive orders and action pending legislation including the http://bit.ly/TreasuryConsumersBillOfRights which was designed to address the situation? If no

s information from the Treasury, that's much more on target. I'd also suggest that you may want to think about how your idea applies to Treasury specifica
e Treasury Bulletinhttp://www.fms.treas.gov/bulletin/index.html




ation--developing one's ability to reason. Along the same lines, it seems it might be difficult for the people to reason when they lack all of the information
Stack - an introduction: http://developer.yahoo.net/blog/archives/2008/12/the_open_stack.html) that allow for interoperabilty with all opensocial partners: i.
t is so valuable to the businesses for reporting correctly too. The chart shown on page 4 of the Form W-9 is the way businesses should report information
as, but are outweighed by the job security 'lifers' whose job security can't afford them while we pay. Mr. Salsman, I applaud you!!!




 write. I wish there was more time/space available to explain further. I have been working on the framework of the concentric timeframes for years but I bel

yone's FICO credit scores by the proportion of unoccupied housing stock in order to lock out another bubble as the economy heats up?




LP is capitalized primarily by investments made by the State Treasurer, exercising his authority to seek prudent opportunities to invest funds.""To increase
 e that if the IRS makes a miscalculation or other error, the taxpayer would pay the lesser of the correct and erroneous amounts.An open source implemen




 of our past. I am no one, no better or lesser than your neighbors so how is it that no one's like me maintain such ideas. Sadly, those of us without family li




 open and accessible?Does this request represent a request for data, improved quality data, government accountability, or is it a petition, suggestion for im



 to contact the office if they believe a government department is neglecting a serious problem.The information provided by an individual should be logged




which was designed to address the situation? If not, why not?"The answers should be made available on the web along with the name, title, job description

k about how your idea applies to Treasury specifically. Is your idea something that Treasury is uniquely positioned to do? Can you explain why Treasury s
ple to reason when they lack all of the information others have. So at some point they must rely on and hold their elected officials accountable for their ac
ow for interoperabilty with all opensocial partners: i.e., google, yahoo, ning, linkedin, myspace, etc. etc. (Who supports OpenSocial?: http://wiki.opensocial.
W-9 is the way businesses should report information on Form 1099's. Why not insert this simple chart in the MISC Instructions which covers all types of acc
 Salsman, I applaud you!!!




 ork of the concentric timeframes for years but I believe this Whitehouse blog site is somewhat of a ruse. No body is really listening. We are merely being p

 bble as the economy heats up?




prudent opportunities to invest funds.""To increase its capacity, the Pennsylvania Treasurer's Office is seeking a financial institution to buy its $24 million in
and erroneous amounts.An open source implementation would also allow taxpayers to better understand how their tax is calculated, but this is tangentially




 tain such ideas. Sadly, those of us without family lineage or old money means remain hostage to these so called experts. If only I had the means, I would




 nt accountability, or is it a petition, suggestion for improvement, a collaboration, or a new way of doing business?Please let me know how these decisions



 mation provided by an individual should be logged in a database and the individual provided with a report number they can use to check the status of their




 n the web along with the name, title, job description, email address, and telephone number of the responding officials. That would restore the Treasury to

 positioned to do? Can you explain why Treasury should do your idea instead of another government agency or another organization?I hope those tips he
hold their elected officials accountable for their actions, as they are the ones entrusted with knowing the facts and making policy decisions in a republic.
Who supports OpenSocial?: http://wiki.opensocial.org/index.php?title=Main_Page#Container_Information)Theoretically, if there were similar portals at oth
the MISC Instructions which covers all types of account/entity reporting instead of showing the form which covers just one sample that no one seems to




. No body is really listening. We are merely being passified to think we matter. I hope I'm wrong but I've e-mailed the Whitehouse sites and requested repl




eeking a financial institution to buy its $24 million in loans and repackage them as securities -- much like the home mortgage market.""Given the state's en
 d how their tax is calculated, but this is tangentially related.




so called experts. If only I had the means, I would help so many and without one additional tax dollar.




usiness?Please let me know how these decisions can be reviewed and reconsidered.



rt number they can use to check the status of their report. For example, the FTC has an online complaint system.




nding officials. That would restore the Treasury to its historical constitutional position of defending the general welfare.

 ency or another organization?I hope those tips help. The decisions of all Treasury moderators are final.
e facts and making policy decisions in a republic. But to as much as is practical in a large republic, the citizens should be allowed to participate. Even mo
on)Theoretically, if there were similar portals at other Agencies (Federal, State and Local) the gadgets could be easily shared between the next-gen portals
ich covers just one sample that no one seems to be viewing anyway. Also, the Instructions for the Requestor of Form W-9 does not have the updated T




e-mailed the Whitehouse sites and requested reply but they never come. Rather, I get prescripted diatribes. Rock on brother. Tom




    the home mortgage market.""Given the state's energy efficiency loan default rate of 0.49 percent, the guaranteed cash flow from energy savings is a far s




nt system.




eneral welfare.

.
citizens should be allowed to participate. Even more so, the citizens should know what their fellow-citizens in goverment are doing, so
ould be easily shared between the next-gen portals. My longer term vision is that eventually, once we work through the risks and better define the o
questor of Form W-9 does not have the updated TIN




 bes. Rock on brother. Tom




guaranteed cash flow from energy savings is a far safer bet
ens in goverment are doing, so
ork through the risks and better define the o

								
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