Statements about Government Efficiency
Says that under President Obama, there’s been a substantial increase in federal government jobs.
Says he "cut the budget."
Says he "earned the highest possible credit ratings as state treasurer."
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.
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