Statements about Government Efficiency
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."
"Dubious taxpayer-funded" stimulus spending -- Part II.
Says this House processed and approved as many bills as previous Legislatures.
Says that, unlike the U.S. Senate, "even the Libyan government, in the middle of a civil war, passed a budget on June 15, 2011"
"There are actually half a million fewer government employees now than there were when (President Barack) Obama took office."
Rhode Island spends "52 percent more per capita on human service programs than the national average."
"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."
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