Statements about Government Efficiency
Says he has exposed plans by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to push legislation that would allow the state to declare financial martial law and take over municipal governments.
"As far as standing committees, we have 10 fewer standing committees. So we’ve saved the state about a quarter-of-a-million dollars through the reduction of the standing committees."
"We are the most generous in New England and New England is known for its generosity toward its welfare recipients."
"In this bill that I’ve just signed, we don’t cut anybody’s salary. We don’t take away their pension. And we don’t destroy their health care."
A government shutdown "could disrupt ... veterans' benefits."
The federal government has "77 different means-tested social welfare programs."
Says none of the government programs targeted for elimination or severe cutback in House Republican spending plans "appeared on the GAO's list of government programs at high risk of waste, fraud and abuse."
"Due to a flaw in the 1995 Outer Continental Shelf Deep Water Royalty Relief Act numerous oil companies are now drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in federal lands and paying no royalties to the federal government."
Ohio Director of Job Creation "Mark Kvamme just clawed back about $900,000 from companies that made promises and they didn't keep them."
"If you look at the jobs lost in the private sector as opposed to the job gains in the public sector, it's out of whack. The government's growing and the private economy's shrinking."
"Florida is one of only three states that require licenses for commercial interior designers."
"I have asked the Division of Emergency Management to report directly to me."
Says city of Portland has a one-time $22 million surplus
DeKalb County has cut more money from its general fund budget "than any local government in the Atlanta metro region."
"FACT: the ‘special assistant’ in @johnkasich's office makes over three times more than an average #OH firefighter"
The federal government regulates the holes in Swiss cheese.
Says there are Ohio Turnpike workers getting paid $66,000 a year to collect tolls that machines might collect.
"There is nothing in the current state public records law that prohibits sensitive or confidential business information from being just that, confidential."
Says an EPA permit "languished" under Strickland but his new EPA director got it done in two days.
"No one in the private sector gets unlimited accruals of vacation and sick leave."
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