Statements about Government Efficiency

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."

"Under Barack Obama the last two years, the number of federal limousines for bureaucrats has increased 73 percent."

"Providence is one of the busiest fire departments for its relative size in the country."

"As the Democrats finally maxed out their government spending credit card Monday, Kurt Schrader continued to stand with his party leaders in failing to offer any viable long-term solution."

"The Democrat-led Senate has failed to pass a budget for 750 days ... Senate Democrats have neglected one of their most basic responsibilities."

"For every $1 spent on mitigation, $4 in post-storm cleanup and rebuilding is saved."

Says the Ohio Consumers’ Council office employs 74 lawyers and that the funding them is wasteful duplication.

Says this month’s special session will cost the state $27,300 a day just for legislators’ daily living expenses.

The Central Falls School system "spent $100,000 on a time clock."

"We are in the bottom 10 in dollars in the classroom and the top 10 in dollars in the bureaucracy and red tape."

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