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Jun 23 2012

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann: Federal workers can help root out waste

Knox News:

If you're a lawmaker committed to reducing the size of the federal government, it isn't hard to find wasteful and bloated programs to cut.

In fact, I've already introduced legislation to reduce a wasteful government program. My Stop Green Initiative Abuse Act would end the Home Weatherization Assistance Program, a program found by the Tennessee Comptroller's Office to be ripe with waste, fraud and abuse. Elimination of this program would save the U.S. taxpayers approximately $2 billion.

Although cutting bad government programs is critical to our nation's fiscal health, there are legitimate federal agencies that waste billions of tax dollars. Under current law, federal agencies have to spend their entire budgets; therefore, they have no reason to find savings.

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