Statements about Government Efficiency
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."
When "the governor announced his ‘jobs budget,’ 99 folks from the Department of Taxation were let go the next day."
"Two million federal workers negotiate zippo, zero. There is no collective bargaining for federal employees."
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."
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