posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 09:59 PM
If each governmental department can not figure out how to trim their budgets, then perhaps we should have the
individual Secretaries to exchange budgets and go to work with a red pen for them.
Lord knows they don't do anything now but be figureheads and draw large benefits and incomes.
But, I would give the Defense Budget to the Dept of Education to redline the fat out of.
Then I'd give the Education Budget over to the Health and Human Services Secretary.
I'd hand the Treasury over to the Dept, of the Interior to take a whack at.
The Dept,of Energy Secretary would take the pen of pork death to the Homeland Securities Budget.
The Dept of Transporations Budget would get perused by the Treasury and so on...
I guarantee you with the right incentives those junkets, studies, perks, porkbarrel projects would get
axed with a vengence!
I can picture the zeal with which they would approach their task if they knew that if they didn't reduce each
budget by 20% at minimum they would lose an additional 10% off their own after they had the fat trimmed by
a fellow Department Secretary.
They've had their chance.
Then the new budgets would be submitted to Congress.
Congress would be tasked with reducing each others State and/or the House in toto would slash Senate spending by 25% and the Senate would slash House
budgets by 25% at their discretion.
There would be a five year moratorium on ANY new legislation.
There would also be a requirement that Congress use that 5 year period to review for repeal all past legislation that is funding a current or future
pork barrel project or is wasteful spending, any loopholes in taxations.
Oh they would be busy, busy or the fines would be steep.