Statements about Government Efficiency

"While Mandel's been busy traveling the country raising campaign money, he hasn't shown up for work."

Says Ohio's Issue 2 will create a redistricting commission that will "have a blank check to spend our money."

Says House Republicans spent $50 million on 33 votes to repeal Obamacare.

Says that under President Obama, there’s been a substantial increase in federal government jobs.  

Says he "earned the highest possible credit ratings as state treasurer."

Says Ohio Treasurer Josh "Mandel first claimed bank fraud in June 2010 but did nothing for more than a year while raising money for his (Republican) Senate campaign."

"The total (state) payroll has gone down. The total amount of the number of workers in the state has gone down. I like the fact that the bulk of that is just by retirements."

Freshman Rep. Bob Gibbs "is spending his one year anniversary on vacation — only working 6 days in all of January."

"Government employees make 43 percent more in wages and benefits" than private-sector workers.

"They talk about this problem with binding arbitration. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me to have somebody from Los Angeles fly into Zanesville and impose a wage settlement on you ... and then they’re on the plane back to Los Angeles."

"Only seven of 18 federal food assistance programs have been associated with positive health and nutrition outcomes, while the remaining 11 have not been effective."

"The Democrat-led Senate has failed to pass a budget for 750 days ... Senate Democrats have neglected one of their most basic responsibilities."

Says the Ohio Consumers’ Council office employs 74 lawyers and that the funding them is wasteful duplication.

"We are in the bottom 10 in dollars in the classroom and the top 10 in dollars in the bureaucracy and red tape."

When "the governor announced his ‘jobs budget,’ 99 folks from the Department of Taxation were let go the next day."

"Two million federal workers negotiate zippo, zero. There is no collective bargaining for federal employees."

"As far as standing committees, we have 10 fewer standing committees. So we’ve saved the state about a quarter-of-a-million dollars through the reduction of the standing committees."

"In this bill that I’ve just signed, we don’t cut anybody’s salary. We don’t take away their pension. And we don’t destroy their health care."

The federal government has "77 different means-tested social welfare programs."

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