Statements about Government Efficiency
Says HJM 20 "was the only bill not assigned to a House committee."
Says the reasoning behind Portland's high water and sewer rates is "all kinds of ’pet projects’ unrelated to the core function of the water and sewer bureaus"
"Worldwide credit card transactions, the credit card fraud rate is 0.04 percent, compared to almost 8 percent, 9 percent, 10 percent of Medicare fraud."
"When total Sandy spending is added up, it's more than the annual budget for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. And it's more than twice the annual budget of the U.S. Energy Department."
Wisconsin state lawmakers worked seven days in 2012 but got "paid for a whole year."
The state budget proposal has been submitted "on time and [it's] the earliest that a governor has done so in over two decades."
"The amount of money that we put into running our own state legislature is nearly as much as we put into the University of Rhode Island."
"Eleven states complete their [legislative] sessions within three calendar months, and another five only meet biennially."
"Our welfare system now consumes 42 percent of our budget."
Rhode Island has taken its federal Medicaid funding and shown it can run the program more cost-effectively than the federal government.
"One industry in America has increased its employment base in the last four years by 176,000 people: the United States government."
"While Mandel's been busy traveling the country raising campaign money, he hasn't shown up for work."
"We’re now spending 42 percent of our economy on government."
Says Ohio's Issue 2 will create a redistricting commission that will "have a blank check to spend our money."
Says Barack Obama's comments indicate he "believes in redistribution" of wealth.
The state government workforce grew when Tim Kaine was governor.
Says House Republicans spent $50 million on 33 votes to repeal Obamacare.
Says she does the jobs of state auditor, secretary of state and lieutenant governor "for less than the price of one of them" in Washington state.
Says U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy is among seven "Tea Party freshmen" who "spent an average of $15,000 on cars for themselves."
"If you have ever visited Nashville or Washington D.C. you will see MANY names and initials carved into ... desks."
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