Give 'em 'L' Mitt!
In the 1993 movie "Dave" the faux president (played by
If only it were that easy.
Most presidents have talked about cutting spending, but few succeed because
There have been serious and not so serious attempts to reduce government spending, from
To borrow a song from the musical, "Annie Get Your Gun," commercial ventures should look at government and say about many of its functions, "Anything you can do, I can do better" and then they should be allowed to do it.
The model for this could be the government of former British Prime Minister
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee
Here's what Romney should do and it might be the strategy that could work to force even a
No "interest group" should be able to exercise more influence than that of taxpaying citizens.
Traditional spring cleaning finds many of us going through closets, basements and attics, disposing of things we no longer want or need. Toward the same goal, Romney should lead a "spring cleaning" of government.
Romney might cite the "Congressional Pig Book" published by Citizens Against Government Waste (www.cagw.org). The 2012 edition, as always, contains examples of wasteful spending in many government agencies. This year's "Pig Book" shows that while "the number and cost of earmarks have decreased dramatically since fiscal year 2010," the accurate amount of waste is difficult to figure because "transparency and accountability have regressed immeasurably."
Two recent reports from the
While President Obama promotes his "Buffett Tax" on millionaires and billionaires, Romney should focus on the government's waste of taxpayer money. If government is such a poor steward of what it now receives, why should it be given more?
That can be a winning issue, not only for Romney but for Republican congressional candidates. The pledge they should be signing is not only the "no new taxes" one from
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