Money to Burn: Waste Not, Sequester Not

February 27, 2013

Lawmakers in D.C. have identified $45 billion in unspent money which could be used to  offset the $85 billion shortfall associated with the Sequestration.   Representative Tom Price and Senator Marco Rubio introduced legislation today that would require the director of the White House Budget Office to rescind funds  that haven’t yet been obligated.  Senator Tom Colburn has also identified multiple programs at the Pentagon and other agencies that duplicate services or provide unneeded research or projects.

Sequestration would cut about 3% from the federal budget.  It seems that we can cover much of this by eliminating waste and duplication.  More details here.

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