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You Might Have A Spending Problem If ...

February 12, 2013

  • You think saving 2 cents on the dollar constitutes “draconian cuts.” (CBO, 2/5/13 and David Plouffe, ABC News, 4/10/11)
  • You spend new revenue instead of paying down old debts. (Reuters, 2/7/13)
  • You think that you’ve “chipped away” at the problem when you continue to overspend by $1 trillion a year. (White House, 2/10/13)
  • You think canceling highway projects that never existed is a cut. (Washington Post, 2/11/13)
  • You credit $6 billion as a Census department cut for not re-conducting the census in 2011. (Washington Post, 2/11/13)
  • You cut $14.6 million for building construction, when the building was already built. (Washington Post, 2/11/13)
  • You consider savings on under budget bid projects a spending cut. (Washington Post, 2/11/13)
  • You disagree with 83%  of Americans who think the government has a spending problem. (Fox News Poll, 2/7/13)

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