To the Times of Ti:
Gibson and Owens, bipartisan allies in the U.S. House should listen up, as a taxpayer I do not believe in spending what we do not have or can’t repay within 12 months.
As a taxpayer I do not believe that there is not in excess of 85 billion in waste in the federal budget, and this sequester might finally force the House members to look at and correct some of the waste.
As a taxpayer I do not believe that their is not in excess of 85 billion in fraud in the federal budget that could not be quickly identified and eliminated.
As a taxpayer I do not believe there was any need for the 150,000 additional federal workers hired since Obama took office. Assuming their total compensation package to be around $150,000 per year that adds up to another $15 billion.
As a taxpayer I do not believe it is our obligation as a nation to totally rebuild Iraq at taxpayer expense and now are doing the same in Afghanistan, what's up with that and am I safe with sticking a price tag of $30 billion on that item.
As a taxpayer I question the expense of $1,000,000 per hour to conduct the war in Afghanistan which in my estimation is costing the U.S. taxpayer about $9 billion per year, when does that stop?
As a taxpayer I question the free lunch for the world on the backs of the American taxpayer in the form of foreign aid, I don't even know how much that is and would be surprised if 10 percent of the house members know either?
As a taxpayer I question the continued financial support for the United Nations when they appear not to give a damn about the U.S.A.
As a taxpayer I question the continued practice of government seminars taking place in resort hotels requiring transportation meals and hotel rooms. I further question the need to send the likes of Eric Holder, the one held in contempt of Congress, around the country in a private jet at the taxpayers expense.
As a taxpayer I question the need to provide automatic wage increases for federal employees while as a nation the unemployment is still a high levels and people that have found employment have taken those jobs a reduced wages and benefits.
As a taxpayer I don’t believe you need another 50 examples of potential savings, and as a taxpayer I don’t feel bad about the sequester.
As a taxpayer I don’t think we as a nation should wait even one more minute to start the correction, and yes it will hurt but not as much as it will tomorrow!
Gibson and Owens, wake up, smack some sense into Maxine Water for starters, then start cutting. Do we need as taxpayers to send you suggestion of where to cut each and everyday? If so speak up and we will!
Bert Windle, Putnam