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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 02:52 PM
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Obama Executive Order Will Cut Government Spending, Waste
Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON With the stroke of his pen, President Barack Obama has sacked souvenirs federal agencies buy with taxpayer money to promote their work.

The ban he signed Wednesday is part of a broader executive order to cut some $4 billion of dollars in waste and make government more efficient. Some office equipment will simply be scarcer, and fewer cell phones and laptops will be issued.

Obama has been using his executive powers on modest proposals Wednesday's order targets trinkets like coffee cups, T-shirts and pens to promote job creation, help homeowners or, in this case, redirect spending.

With such orders, signed in Oval Office ceremonies, Obama is trying to demonstrate that he is engaged in measures large and small and to distinguish himself from what he argues is a pretty unproductive Congress. Lawmakers are in the middle of a more gargantuan task cutting deficits by at least $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/09/obama-executiv...
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 02:56 PM
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1. K&R
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 03:27 PM
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2. Well, that makes sense. Thanks, Mr. President. nt
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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 04:18 PM
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3. If he would bring the troops home.. he could save $40 Billion per month...
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 04:28 PM
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4. Yeah, and sadly,
create a new wave of jobless folks in the process.
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 05:18 PM
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6. And legalize marijuana, collect tons of tax $$$, create lots of jobs...
Edited on Wed Nov-09-11 05:20 PM by slay
and deal a huge blow to the drug cartels. that's if he was serious about REAL change - but he's not.
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mahannah Donating Member (12 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 05:01 PM
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5. Hope he used just one pen to sign this.
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Fool Count Donating Member (878 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 05:45 PM
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7. Great, now American public will know even less about
what the federal agencies are and what they do. Much easier to convince them that the abstract "big guvmint" is just a massive waste of money
and to agree to cut it until it could be "drowned in a bathtub".
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Islandlife Donating Member (135 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 07:42 PM
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8. Seriously? Is that it?
We need a few more of those executive orders. Say a thousand more?
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