Tuesday, June 14, 2011

President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden Launch the Campaign to Cut Waste

In a video message, President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden launched the Campaign to Cut Waste today, which will hunt down and eliminate misspent tax dollars in every agency and department across the federal government. “Targeting waste and making government more efficient have been a priority for my administration since day one. But as we work to tackle the budget deficit, we need to step up our game,” said President Obama in the video, “No amount of waste is acceptable – not when it’s your money; not at a time when so many families are already cutting back.” Watch the video below:


Just as families are living within their means,government should, too, so we could invest in the things that we know will create good jobs and grow the economy. Things like education and technology. Besides, after a while all these cuts add up.Already we've identified about $33 billion in savings just for this year. And we're not finished; not by a long shot. - Pres. Barack Obama
The American people are entitled to transparency. By that I mean they're entitled to be able to figure out where their dollars are going and they're entitled to accountability to make sure that we're using the dollars for what we said it was for. That's our job. And we take that job very seriously. Look, a lot of this depends on new, sophisticated methods, but it also, it also, we know, depends on relentless focus on making this a priority. A focus that can't be delegated. We're holding ourselves accountable and we're deeply committed and focused on making government function better. We're not just eliminating fraud and waste. We hope to be instilling an entire new culture with not only our Administration, but every succeeding administration will in fact pursue. We're going to give you the government you expect and deserve. - Vice Pres. Biden
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