- Resurrect the “Byrd Committee.”
- Give the public five days to read bills before a floor vote.
- Put every federal transaction and contract online in real time.
- Term limit appropriators.
- Sitting Congressmen and Senators should not be able to name buildings or other monuments to themselves, and none should be named for them while they are still living.
- Block grant education funding and welfare to the states.
- Freeze the salary and benefit levels of federal employees.
- Require all eligible federal employees to compete for their job with a private sector bidder.
- Only hire one new federal employee for every two that retire from government employment.
- Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act.
- Reform farm subsidies along the lines of the 1996 “Freedom to Farm” Act.
- Leave defense cuts on the table.
- Stop using “emergency” spending loopholes to get around budget rules.
- Freeze discretionary spending at 2007 levels.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The organization American's for Tax Reform has come up with 14 ways to reduce spending by the federal government. It's a shame that none will be implemeneted...