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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:33 AM
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Stuff the GOP's "Color Copies" Defense Cut Could Buy
House Republicans' bold proposal to slash military spending: no more color or glossy copies! Here's what else they could have cut to save the same amount.
Adam Weinstein


Hoping to look tough on military affairs and on budget-tightening, House Republicans Monday passed a plan to cut waste in the Department of Defense: They want the agency to stop printing color copies and using high-quality and glossy paper. "Favoring a plain, black and white copy that uses both sides of the paper can still get the job done," Majority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) says. The total savings to declare war on fancy copies? $37.5 million this year.

If you're having trouble visualizing how that stacks up with the United States' other military spending, here are a couple of easy comparisons: images of other "national security" stuff the GOP could have cut to save the same amount. And check out the full story, "GOP's Plan to Cut Defense: No More Color Copies!"

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http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/04/stuff-gop-color...

http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/04/gop-plan-cut-de...
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:35 AM
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1. I believe this is the genius idea of AllanWest (R-FL)..'Nuf said... n/t
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 08:40 AM
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2. Hey Cantor, Here's another good idea, instruct your staff to use both sides of their toilet paper!
;-)
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:42 AM
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3. Wipe, refold or re-wad and do again.
Edited on Tue Apr-05-11 10:42 AM by RC
Or better yet, use your shirt tail. That can be washed, saving even more.
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