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Sequester-Sized Government Waste Can Go First

Sfitz Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 1:42 PM
If I were in charge I would cut several hundred worthless programs, keep those folks on the books doing common labor, not replace any retiring folks for at least a year, and tell Obama to stay the hell home. Finally, I would do my own version of the nine, nine, nine program starting in 2014. A 9% cut in every budget in every office in the federal goverment (the waste in government is at obscene levels) . I would cut the federal payroll by 9% (these people are overpayed). Finally, I would throw out the current tax code and replace with a 9% flat tax on every dollar earned by every working citizen. Everyone would have skin in the game. Also, if you're on the dole you don't vote the following year. If you don't contribute you don't vote.
Delta Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 2:00 PM
Some great ideas here - especially taking Air Force One and Two out of political service. Let Moochelle fly coach as do other commoners.
Reginald10 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 2:37 PM
If she's apart from The President, why are she (and her staff) flying on our dime anyway? If the President is flying somewhere on Government business, fine; and he may bring along his necessary staff, including his family. But giving The Mooch her own plane, to fly off on her own vacation (all at taxpayers' expense)?

I Don't Think So.
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 3:51 PM
It's all a joke. The Prez spends millions to fly to Nevada to give a short talk that's nothing more than a campaign speech and then fly back. The Mooch, meanwhile, says "Let them fly coach."

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel complained today about $8.5 million in cuts for classroom teachers in Wisconsin if the sequester goes through. The Fort Worth Star Telegram was more worthy, saying that the $67.8 million Texas will lose in education funding is doable for the state.

“That's a lot of money,” says, “but the state is scheduled to receive $4.9 billion in federal funds this year, part of a total school spending plan that tops $40 billion when local funds are included. What the White House is talking about is taking away less than a 10th of a...