Mar 21 2013

Senate Republicans Launch Website Aimed At Cutting Wasteful Government Spending

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Senate debates the budget for the first time in nearly four years this week, Republicans launched a new website today, “Cut Wasteful Spending,” highlighting billions of wasted taxpayer dollars.

The new microsite features videos, news, op-eds, and other resources where Americans can learn more about Washington’s spending problem. It also highlights ongoing efforts led by U.S. Senators Tom Coburn (Okla.), Mike Lee (Utah), and House Republicans
to draw attention to some of the most egregious examples of wasteful government spending.

Republicans are urging Americans to join the discussion online via Facebook and on Twitter by using the hashtags, #CutThisNotThat, #CutWaste, and #SequesterThis.

“The federal debt has surpassed $16.7 trillion. Government spending has skyrocketed 19 percent in four years. It’s clear that Washington has a spending problem,” said U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.). "Republicans want to grow jobs – not the size of government. We don’t need higher taxes to pay for more reckless spending in Washington – we need to cut waste and start spending taxpayers' dollars more wisely."

In the wake of sequestration, President Barack Obama and his administration have warned that the nation’s economy and public safety will be deeply impacted by the 2.5 percent spending cut. However, a number of groups have identified ways to reduce federal spending, including the president’s own budget office, which has made more than 200 recommendations for finding smarter savings.

In addition, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has identified 51 areas where programs were inefficient, ineffective, and overlapping – leading to billions in wasted taxpayer dollars.

CLICK HERE To Visit “Cut Wasteful Spending”