When will Congress start cutting waste out of Government agencies?
The SUPER COMMITTEE failed to agree to cutting $1.3 trillion from the national debt and could not agree on a bipartisan plan to save our country from another credit rating downgrade. President Obama held a press conference today, Nov. 21,2011, again blaming the Republicans when it is the Senate's inability to act on legislation passed in the House. Typical Obama press conference where no questions are allowed from the news media. Congress should start cutting waste out of government agencies. Pink slips should be on the way ?
One of the very first places Congress should consider cutting waste should be at our government’s welfare programs for the rich and corporations.
This would easily amount to hundreds of billions of dollars in direct and indirect taxpayer relief. It has been said that cutting spending in this area would reach well beyond the $1.2 trillion they are quibbling about, over the next ten years.
Both Democrats and Republicans, continuously subsidize highly profitable industries, and some of the largest corporations in the country to the tune of billions of dollars per year.
Instead, they talk of cutting “Entitlement Programs,” when really there is no such thing. Social Security, Medicare, and even unemployment benefits, are not entitlements. These are moneys the government collected, (and abuse continuously) paid by taxpayers.
The quickest route to cutting waste in our government is for the immediate resignation of Barack Hussein Obama. We could save millions simply by getting him and Michelle Antoinette out of the White House.
Seriously, the above would help but what really needs to happen first is stop the blame game and acting like a bunch of middle schoolers. Congress needs to stop the bickering and get to work.
Some big cuts would be doing away with the NEA, Homeland Security, the Department of Energy, and anyone who was hired at the IRS during the Obama Administration.
Next, repeal Obamacare. This has already started being a drain on our economy.
The thing we don't need to do is cut the budget for the military. Even Leon Panetta said this would damage our military. Is this something we really want to do with the world the way it is? Apparently Barack Hussein Obama thinks so but when has he been right on anything else?
They won't start cutting until they stop taking so much Corporate money.
Never. Wheat was the alst government agency to be abolished? The Departments or Energy and Education have both failed miserably at their original missions, yet they remain. Waste is what government is all about. If a private company was as incompetant as the U.S. Government or military, it would have gone bankrupt. And who really believes that Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security are sustainable? There is too much room for abuse.
2/13/10 2:04 PM EST NOTE ! TODAY IS NOV. 23,2011
President Barack Obama is hailing pay-as-you-go BUDGET legislation he
signed Friday night as one in a series of crucial steps needed to snap
Washington out of a destructive pattern of overspending.
The PAYGO compels NEW spending or tax changes to not add to the
federal deficit. Not to be confused with pay-as-you-go financing, which
is when a government saves up money to fund a specific project. Under
the PAYGO rules a new proposal must either be "budget neutral"
or offset with savings derived from existing funds. The goal of this
is to require those in control of the budget to engage in the diligence of
prioritizing expenses and exercising fiscal restraint. The interest on
the national debt is $1 billion a day and rising. The unfunded
liabilities of the country is $104 trillion.
THE WASTE IS IN THE GOVERNMENT, the money to pay needs to come out of the government not the taxpayers. Today it was reported that for the past 5 years, the Social Security Trust fund has paid $400 billion to dead federal employees. Forging one’s name is a crime, the taxpayers need to demand repayment and prosecution.
According to a September 2010 report from the Small Business Administration, total regulatory costs amount to $1.75 trillion annually—enough money for businesses to provide 17.5 million private sector jobs with an average salary of $100,000.As of 2008, small businesses—which have created 64 percent of all new jobs in the past 15 years—face an annual regulatory cost of $10,585 per employee, which is 36 percent higher than the regulatory cost facing large firms.
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