Ref: terminology "Public debt outstanding" which should be Gross Federal Debt. The public debt is the debt held by the public. Debt has two components: debt held by the public & debt held by government accounts. CBO, OMB and the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility uses the term Gross Federal Debt. The public and officials have a difficult time in sorting through the debt and the deficit. Using "Public debt outstanding"... more »
Data Availability, Information Quality, Accountability...
Application of New Information Technology to the Transparency Objective of the Open Government Directive While the Open Government Directive offers an unprecedented challenge to Federal Agencies, information technology is now available to assist Agencies in achieving the Transparency objective of the Directive in a rapid, cost-effective manner. Throughout the Directive, the need to proactively provide easy to use,... more »
The Treasury Department should not allow the lenders to include forebearance in denying people access to the modification. If you are truly interested in helping people stay in their homes, you need some parameters and compliance on the part of the banks. We were denied by Nationstar because the "balloon would be too big at the end of the 30-year mortage." Your program needs more teeth in it. I would like a copy of your... more »
WHAT Urge governments to publish granular permalinks for all documents on their websites. WHY * Enable citizens to reliably cite government websites on their personal blogs, on public sites like Wikipedia, or elsewhere. * Provide unique identifiers that enable aggregation of citations. * Make the civic discourse surrounding government websites more discoverable. HOW * An easy-to-deploy archival... more »
Implement a searchable database of every expenditure of federal money. Allow full search of every check written by the Treasury, searchable by date, department, district, and authorizing law. Obviously some expenditures would need to be aggregated for security or privacy reasons, but this very concept has already been implemented by banks and credit card companies for personal accounts. The same level of visibility... more »
Federal Tax Return Data of residents should be made available directly to city tax departments. At present this information is only available in Ohio at least through agencies such as RITA with lobbying power.
2/24/2010 I strongly suggest that all business travel and entertainment expenses should be taxed. This is for all businesses in the United States of America. If your company sends you to China, or any other place in the world. Companies making the following: sales Between $500,000.00 and $1 million,,,, 25% in taxes Between $1 million and $10 million,,,, 50% in taxes Between $10 million and $100 million,, 100% in taxes... more »
Treasury can make better information available faster and at lower cost by leveraging the global movement to the use of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). This open global information standard is subject to robust validation and low-cost, continuous quality improvement. Australia and the Netherlands have government-wide adoption programs; the UK's HMRC is using it for tax reporting; the International Accounting... more »
The Department of Treasury should live webcast all meetings for proposed rule making and regulations where the public comment should take place. They should make these meetings available for on demand viewing and have the ability to have that content be indexed for video search. By doing this the public and stakeholders will be able to see the inner workings of the rule making process and make the content and proceedings... more »
Taking under consideration the mess we are in. I would think our Govt. needs to be held accountable for promisses made, confront those who are corrupt, move to establish a stonger enforcment of laws. Those who would seek to destroy our country should be punished. Secure our boarders and for those who are in our country, that are practicitng war games to over throw our country( 300 at last count). Get rid of them before... more »
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