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Obama Forming New Commission to Cut Government Waste

By Doug Powers  •  June 13, 2011 02:10 PM

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This could almost be a spin on a classic joke: How come the new five-member Commission to Cut Government Waste has a glass bottom boat? So they can see the old three-member Commission to Cut Government Waste.

An election must be on the horizon, because everybody’s noticing that the government’s getting too large and wasteful again. This means it’s time to make government a little bigger so they can determine how to make it smaller, then have everybody report to Sheriff Joe Biden. Yeah, that sounds about right:

President Barack Obama will announce new steps Monday to reduce government waste, arguing that inefficiency, fraud and abuse are especially troubling during tough economic times.

Obama was to sign an executive order creating the Campaign to Cut Government Waste. According to a draft of the order obtained by The Associated Press, Obama will call for a new oversight board to work with federal agencies to cut back on waste and improve their performance. The order also requires cabinet secretaries to hold regular meetings with Vice President Joe Biden to report progress.

Monday’s announcement comes as the White House grapples for ways to both boost sluggish economic growth and quell public anger over the mounting deficit.

Speaking of the deficit, what happened to that Simpson-Bowles “Deficit Reduction Commission”? For starters, they recommended things that would reduce the deficit, and if there’s anything Team Obama can’t stand, it’s a bureaucrat who takes his title way too seriously.


In prepared remarks for Monday’s event, budget director Jacob Lew said wasting taxpayer dollars through inefficiency “is particularly offensive at a time of such fiscal challenges.”

Therefore, the administration is pledging from this point forward to only waste taxpayer dollars efficiently.

Just one of the stated goals of the Campaign to Cut Government Waste is to stop wasting money creating unnecessary web pages. You can read all about that on the Campaign to Cut Government Waste’s web page.

Here’s the launch video featuring President Obama and “nobody messes with Joe” Biden:

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