Statements about Government Efficiency
Says the city of Portland has one manager for every six "front-line" workers.
There are "49 different federal job training programs that report to eight agencies."
Says the stimulus bill sent tax credits overseas, such as "$1.2 billion to a solar company that's building a plant in Mexico."
"The federal government owns tens of thousands of properties that are vacant or underused."
Says the treasurer’s office has "saved $37 million in management costs for the oversight of public investments."
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."
Says "for the duration of this recession not a single person in government middle management has lost (a) job or taken a pay cut."
"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."
Congressman Scott DesJarlais "is spending his one year anniversary on vacation -- only working 6 days in all of January."
Freshman Rep. Bob Gibbs "is spending his one year anniversary on vacation — only working 6 days in all of January."
"Our tax code is . . . 80,000 pages."
"Government employees make 43 percent more in wages and benefits" than private-sector workers.
Says "the City of Portland alone has 84 public relation representatives on payroll which cost taxpayers over $6.2 million (a year)."
"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."
Says for every dollar the state spent on audits last year, it delivered $64 in cost savings.
Congressional Republicans have introduced dozens of bills on social issues and other topics, but "zero on job creation."
The Atlanta Beltline paid nearly $3.5 million for less than a quarter-acre.
"$360 million of our tax dollars went straight to ... the Taliban."
Says that 500,000 federal workers -- one-fourth of the federal workforce -- make more than $100,000 a year.
Thirty-seven percent of Central Falls’ retired police officers and firefighters are out on disability pensions; in most municipalities, about 5 percent of retirees collect disability pensions.
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