Statements about Government Efficiency

A recent Gallup poll found that 72 percent of Americans and 56 percent of Democrats "say the biggest threat to our nation's security is big government."

"Obamacare … carries on even under a government shutdown."

"Worldwide credit card transactions, the credit card fraud rate is 0.04 percent, compared to almost 8 percent, 9 percent, 10 percent of Medicare fraud."

"We’re now spending 42 percent of our economy on government."

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."

Congressional Republicans have introduced dozens of bills on social issues and other topics, but "zero on job creation."

Says that 500,000 federal workers -- one-fourth of the federal workforce -- make more than $100,000 a year.

"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."

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."

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

A government shutdown "could disrupt ... veterans' benefits."

"The Interior Department is in charge of salmon while they're in fresh water, but the Commerce Department handles them when they're in saltwater."

The federal government "may put 16,500 IRS agents in charge of policing President Obama's health care bill."

"The refusal of many federal employees to fly coach costs taxpayers $146 million annually."

"We can save $125 billion in simply not giving out money to Medicare recipients that don't exist for procedures that didn't happen."

"Speaker Pelosi ... has been busy sticking the taxpayer with her $100,000 bar tab for alcohol on the military jets that she's flying."

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