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Cornyn puts pressure on president to mimic Texas


If the President is serious about boosting transparency and eliminating government waste, he would do well to start with one of the recommendations of his own fiscal commission – to establish a federal sunset commission based on the successful Texas model.

Thousand of duplicative federal programs waste hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars every year, and my proposal will bring a successful, proven program from Texas to Washington.

 

A Federal Sunset Commission to identify wasteful spending and duplicative programs would be a constructive and meaningful first step to eliminating government waste, and demonstrate the Administration’s sincerity on this issue.

Sen. John Cornyn, Texas

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Posted by on Jun 13 2011. Filed under Letters to the Editor. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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  1. Hugh Campbell

    Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) – Puppet Master of Deficit Shell Game

    A recent editorial by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) in USA TODAY titled Opposing view: Just say no to higher taxes

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2011-07-04-opposing-view-debt-limit-taxes_n.htm

    speaks volumes regarding the Obama administration’s misjudgment with the Fiscal Commission. Demands for the Commission arose from the 2008 book/movie I.O.U.S.A. highlighted: the Leadership, trade, savings and budget deficits; the first three being the most middle class relevant and root causes of the budget deficit, the tip of the iceberg. The ATR’s pledge signers (not permitted to negotiate in good faith) limit the focus only to spending, throwing middle class relevant deficits under the bus and allow ATR to be the Puppet Master of a deficit shell game.

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