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Obama announces plan to cut government waste

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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:23 PM
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finance.yahoo.com...




WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama announced a new effort Monday to eliminate government waste and named his vice president to lead it. Obama signed an executive order that creates an oversight board to work with federal departments and agencies to cut waste and improve performance. Vice President Joe Biden will meet regularly with Cabinet secretaries to chart progress


finance.yahoo.com...


Really now after multiple attempts of cutting government waste and after trillions spent and expanding government employees and agencies and the full effects of obama care have yet to see the light of day obama suddenly see the light in cutting waste.

forget about the billions going to offshore foreign aid, forget the wars in 5 countries lets trim the "fat"

by the same people who spent our taxes dollars in the stupidity as these:

$1 million to study exotc ants
$72,000 to study monkeys on coc aine
$3.4 million for turtle crossings in florida
$300,000 to study yoga and menopause.

$24 billlion tax cheats to get government contracts
$ 13 billion dead people and prisoners getting checks
$513million improper homebuyer credits
$33 million improper plugin car credits


cut the waste obama! i know you can do it! cut cut cut the waste!!!!!!!

you get what you elect.

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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:26 PM
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Cool, Got another 1.6 Trillon to go before we are balanced. Way to go Mr. O



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:28 PM
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so do you think this is just for show to give Vice president Biden something to do? Since we know Biden is not the Cheney type to sit back with hi sevil chessboard and plot. Do you think Biden is like come on Obama throw me a bone I haven;t gotten any action since the Beer summit.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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yeah if you can keep him awake dozing off and drooling over the waste he probably wont be cutting that much.




posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:32 PM
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Vice President finally gets a job.


End the wars, stop the war on drug and terrorism. Lots of waste there.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:33 PM
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there at a catch 22, the goverment is so involved with the markets now, to cut the 1.6 trillion dollars your going to have to cut a lot of people. That in its self will send the economy into a depression. Or we can sit back and kick the can down the road and watch America fall into a hyper inflated depression.

Whatever you do its going to hurt now, or hurt more later
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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:34 PM
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reply to post by jam321
 


pretty sure that aint on the table

common sense is not a trait our current government has.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:35 PM
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reply to post by camaro68ss
 


nah they have a plan just put em on welfare

welfare is just more government employees.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:37 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
by the same people who spent our taxes dollars in the stupidity as these:

$1 million to study exotc ants
$72,000 to study monkeys on coc aine
$3.4 million for turtle crossings in florida
$300,000 to study yoga and menopause.


All of which, totaled, isn't even a visible blip on the fiscal radar.


$24 billlion tax cheats to get government contracts


They're called "corporations." What are you, some sort of socialist?



$ 13 billion dead people and prisoners getting checks


What kind of checks?


$513million improper homebuyer credits
$33 million improper plugin car credits


Hey look, real waste!


cut the waste obama! i know you can do it! cut cut cut the waste!!!!!!!


Pay cuts across the board for Congress would be an awesome start, I think. Hell, make Ron Paul work for free; he won't mind!


you get what you elect.


You also breathe what you inhale... Was that clever? I'm not sure what you were going for there



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
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nah they have a plan just put em on welfare

welfare is just more government employees.


Thats right I forgot Nancy Polocy said welfare stimulates the economy by giving checks to the poor and they spend it on the economy. Man I’m an idiot, I forgot. im going to bang my head on a wall now



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:46 PM
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it all adds up when you take from someone and give to someone else you screw other people

all those things i listed could easily pay for senoir citizens and the disables cost of living raise

that cola they havent gotten for 2 years and will not be getting for the forseeable future,

but no monkeys on coc aine are more important that the ederly and disabled and dead people getting paid means more than the living people just trying to get by when the prices of goods and services have sky rocketed.
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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:47 PM
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Bang hard enough, you might actually start to believe that cutting taxes reduces the deficit. Won't that be fun?



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:57 PM
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I find it funny that with one breath you're calling welfare "waste" and in the next, you're trying to convince me you give a half a crap about the condition of the elderly in this country. You realize that the programs to benefit them fall under what you are saying we need to completely throw away?

Frankly, your outrage is better spent towards the big money hogs - which I'll grant, you've already mentioned, the wars, the criminalization of drugs, and tax giveaways to the wealthiest (wealthfare, let's call it). A handfull of millions for scientific endeavors - even the ones you deride as goofy - is STILl far better than the same amount spent on bombs, I think.

Wouldn't YOU rather spend two million find out what bonobos do with prell shampoo, than buy a single bomb for the same amount?



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:59 PM
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i find it funny that the obama and the left give a crap about the people of this country

i dont campaign on it when they clearly dont
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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:03 PM
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Excellent evasion, sir. Might I suggest just going "LA LA LA LA CAN'T HEAR YOU" next time, to save yourself some typing?



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:06 PM
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evasion? bull

i speak agianst creating and maintaining dependency i preach self empowerment to take care of yourself instead of giving up your own power such as social security and welfare.

no tommorrow any better than their yesterdays their lives just as good as an $800 dollar check that isnt enough to live on.

nobody can tell me the left cares about people they only care about the power that making them feel "special" creates and they give them their votes simply because they think they care about them when they dont.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:11 PM
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He's gotta spew something to the masses...Election coming up.

C'mon, you know his game. Make promises that he will implement the moment he takes office and then turn around and wipe his *** with the very same paper after he gets in again.

I hate to say it but people are going to fall for it again. Maybe this time he'll lie 8 times in under 1 minute. Gotta beat that record.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:13 PM
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Hey guys!

I think I found what's causing all of these silly deficits! We should send Obama a postcard with the two pictures and let it speak for itself.



Obviously, it is the welfare state sucking the American people dry. Or...is it perhaps a bloated, wasteful military budget made to police a world that doesn't really want us there?



Clearly, the Bush-era tax cuts are cutting our deficit by leaps and bounds...?

I'm glad Obama is cutting waste. If he was truly serious about it, he would end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and allow the Bush tax cuts to expire so we could return to Clinton-era rates when, you know, we had a surplus. Hopefully he will veto any extension of the Bush tax cuts and get our troops out by 2012. That in itself will more than solve half of the deficit problem and put this country back on a path to prosperity.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:15 PM
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Excellent. How about they start by eliminating the subsidies for those AMTRAK trains the Vice President is so proud of taking every day?

How about we get an independant auditor in to actually watch the money. Most of this will be left pocket/right pocket accounting tricks, selling portions of one government agency to another, claiming savings, renegotiating contracts to spread payments out or move annual rates to balloon payment schemes. Until we see thousands of federal workers get pink slips, there has been no cutting that is meaningful.

You want to cut the government? Easy. Zero base each budget and make the executive officers justify every dollar in their budget. Or, how about we do what they do in the private sector. Just give the department secretary's 30% less cash and tell them go get the job done or be replaced. Guess what? They will get the job done.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 04:16 PM
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Hopefully he will veto any extension of the Bush tax cuts and get our troops out by 2012. That in itself will more than solve half of the deficit problem and put this country back on a path to prosperity.
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Your crazy for wanting to hike taxes in this time of day. families can barely get buy food let allow afford more taxes.

I say keep the taxes where they are and create a new bracket for billionaires and millions. don’t punish the ma and pop store that are in the $250,000 bracket


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