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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Citizens Against Government Waste

"Citizens Against Government Waste is Washington's leading opponent of pork-barrel spending."- Washington Post

As Congress considers the fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is releasing Prime Cuts 2015. This year’s version contains 601 recommendations that would save taxpayers $639 billion in the first year and $2.6 trillion over five years.

Examples include eliminating things like the Market Access Program (MAP), which aims to help agricultural producers promote U.S. products overseas. However, MAP is a really a corporate welfare program that funnels millions of dollars to large, profitable corporations and trade associations that can well afford to pay for their own ads. Eliminating MAP would save taxpayers $1 billion over five years.

The recommendations also include long-standing proposals to eliminate the sugar, dairy, and peanut programs; reduce Medicare improper payments by 50 percent.

Finally, numerous cuts could be made to the Department of Defense (DOD) without jeopardizing national security. Example, including eliminating congressional add-ons for the M1 Abrams tank retrofit program. In 2011, Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno told Congress that the Army had a sufficient number of tanks.


Johnny Rico said...

I bet the Citizens Against Waste really hate the spending bill passed by House and Senate RINO liberal Rethuglicans. Sold out yet again. How did Thom Tillis and Richard Burr, both RINOs of the highest order, vote? I don't know officially, but if I was a betting woman, I'd say both voted to increase govt. debt, decrease my freedoms, and increase the size of govt. Any takers on this one?

Johnny Rico said...

Did RINO Richard Burr or Thom "Gun Issues Don't Poll Well" Tillis follow the establishment Republicans or did they follow those who elected them? Answer that question.

Johnny Rico said...

Thom Tillis voted alongside Barbara Boxer, Harry Reid, and other liberal Democrats to over-fund the government with YOUR taxpayer money for the next two years. Just like Thom Tillis turned on gun owners in N.C. during his listless stint in the NC Legislature, he has now turned on all Americans by not just continuing, but INCREASING, deficit spending programs that fund illegal aliens, planned parenthood, foreign aid, and a host of other liberal activities. Not that you weren't warned.

In a surprise, RINO Richard Burr voted against the bill. That still doesn't erase the damage RINO Burr did to his subjects (us) when he voted to fund the entire government this time last year. Here's a news excerpt of Burr's traitorous vote from December of 2014: "Twenty-four Republicans voted late Saturday night to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund most of the government through the end of fiscal year 2015, ending a full week of drama over whether the government might shut down."

Nothing like "friends" stabbing you in the back. Then again, you were warned time and again.