White House looks to cut waste

June 13, 2011

Today, the White House launched an initiative called the Campaign to Cut Waste. The campaign is intended to search for and eliminate wasteful government spending. Americans have long called for such an effort. Though, as the President says, a lot of examples seem small in comparison to our mounting financial problems, no cut is too small.

In a video message introducing the program, President Obama points out, “No amount of waste is acceptable – not when it’s your money; not at a time when so many families are already cutting back.”

The President explains that through eliminating spending on things like unnecessary government websites and shipping empty boxes, the government can begin working in a mind set of efficiency and fiscal responsibility.

We couldn’t agree more. At a time when our unpaid financial obligations seem nearly insurmountable, all of the country’s expenditures must be evaluated. And wasteful spending should be at the top of the list. And while no cut is too small, eliminating wasteful spending is no panacea. Years of overspending will take time and difficult decisions to reverse.

Watch the President’s video message below explaining the White House’s Campaign to Cut Waste.

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6 Responses to White House looks to cut waste

  1. Matt says:

    Just love how he identifies embarrassing examples of fraudulent waste (such as shipping empty containers overnight) and says “Don’t ask why this is done.” Really? We’re paying for it, but shouldn’t ask why. In the real world, that would get you fired. In politics, it gets you promoted.

    Bottom line, unless they are cutting entire departments, it’s all useless.

  2. Matt says:

    Just love how he identifies embarrassing examples of fraudulent waste (such as shipping empty containers overnight) and says “Don’t ask why this is done.” Really? We’re paying for it, but shouldn’t ask why. In the real world, that would get you fired. In politics, it gets you promoted.

    Bottom line, unless they are cutting entire departments, it’s all useless.

  3. Matt says:

    Just love how he identifies embarrassing examples of fraudulent waste (such as shipping empty containers overnight) and says “Don’t ask why this is done.” Really? We’re paying for it, but shouldn’t ask why. In the real world, that would get you fired. In politics, it gets you promoted.

    Bottom line, unless they are cutting entire departments, it’s all useless.

  4. Ken Christensen says:

    Too late to be taken seriously. If Barack Obama had released a $1 trillion budget, and reduced the national debt by an equal amount, then I would believe he was serious.

  5. Ken Christensen says:

    Too late to be taken seriously. If Barack Obama had released a $1 trillion budget, and reduced the national debt by an equal amount, then I would believe he was serious.

  6. Ken Christensen says:

    Too late to be taken seriously. If Barack Obama had released a $1 trillion budget, and reduced the national debt by an equal amount, then I would believe he was serious.

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