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Sequester-Sized Government Waste Can Go First

tporter Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 1:14 PM
So just reduce those agency's/departments/line items by the amount they waste or allowed fraud. They have to clean up their acts. Just control the purse strings. They waste? They get less the next appropriation. If they have to get by on less, they can't waste it.

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...