Statements about Government Efficiency

"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.

"The government's twice the size it was 10 years ago. It's 30 percent bigger than it was when (Barack) Obama became president."

"Our government has spent $2.6 million to teach Chinese prostitutes how to drink responsibly."

Says Tim Pawlenty said in 2006, "The era of small government is over... the government has to be more proactive and more aggressive."

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