What PORK-BARREL projects should be cut?
In order to help reduce the national debt, should we re-evaluate existing Pork-Barrel projects and eliminate the ones that are of no real value to the nation. And if so which ones should be cut.
The biggest pork barrel is the size of the federal government.
Reduce the number of government employees, and reduce the benefits of those that remain to the benefits of the average private sector employee.
Privatize SS, Medicare and abolish Obamacare.and its additional IRS new hires, around 16,000.
Abolish the Income Tax and the Internal Revenue Code, and replace it with a National Sales Tax, not a flat tax. Then you can cut the IRS size down to a tenth of its current size.
I agree with most of it, but how would we privatize Medicare? Wouldn't that just be a charity?
ib radmasters- Thanks for the anseer, but Iam afraid that you are painting with a very broad brushstroke. Personally, I think this has been one of the problems in Congress,they want to think make it work later?
Medicare and SS are both taxes run by the government like a piggy bank.
Take these same employer, employee contributions and have the funds run by a private entity like the ones that manage the gov employee pensions. Remove the TAX make it a plan
Lots of people lost their pensions because private entities and now wind up having to depend on Social Security only for retirment.
There are some really obnoxious pork projects out there. I would cut anything that wasn't creating sustainable jobs in the districts that they were operable in. I would also continue to fund projects in relation to infrastructure, and medical research. Otherwise if its funding to build a statue of a father of the community, or money to pad someones retirement, or funding to support a major benefactor of the President or a Congressman, then they should probably get cut out with a sharp knife from the budget.
I think we need to look at all spending for an opportunity to trim, cut or reorganize.
We especially need to look at politician’s salaries and benefits and line them up with the rest of the country, maybe they will get off their fat fiscal behinds and actually do some work!
We also need to stop the silly practice of end of the year purchases, where organizations go into a spending frenzy to get rid of the dollars left in the current year’s budget, out of the fear if not spent they will lower it the next year.
I have been in this position and it seemed stupid and wasteful to spend the money I worked all year to save for our organization and this is a common practice throughout the whole government and the Department of Defense is the worst abusers.
Justsilvie- I want to thank you for your very thoughtful response to my question.
And your suggestion that we bring our politicians down from their lofty perches and force them to live on and with the same medical coverages and salaries is inspired.
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