Senator Pryor asks for Spending Cut Suggestions! Here are a few!(Part 117)

Senator Mark Pryor wants our ideas on how to cut federal spending. Take a look at this video clip below:

Senator Pryor has asked us to send our ideas to him at cutspending@pryor.senate.gov and I have done so in the past and will continue to do so in the future.

On May 11, 2011,  I emailed to this above address and I got this email back from Senator Pryor’s office:

Please note, this is not a monitored email account. Due to the sheer volume of correspondence I receive, I ask that constituents please contact me via my website with any responses or additional concerns. If you would like a specific reply to your message, please visit http://pryor.senate.gov/contact. This system ensures that I will continue to keep Arkansas First by allowing me to better organize the thousands of emails I get from Arkansans each week and ensuring that I have all the information I need to respond to your particular communication in timely manner.  I appreciate you writing. I always welcome your input and suggestions. Please do not hesitate to contact me on any issue of concern to you in the future.

Therefore, I went to the website and sent this email below:

 Here are a few more I  emailed to him myself.

Senator Rand Paul on Feb 7, 2011 wrote the article “A Modest $500 Billion Proposal: My spending cuts would keep 85% of government funding and not touch Social Security,” Wall Street Journal and he observed:

Here are some of his specific suggestions:

Reducing Federal Travel: Saves $7.5 billion
Since the implementation of the requirement that all federal employees use travel charge cards to pay for the
expenses of official government travel, the dollar volume of travel card transaction has increased from $4.39 billion in
FY1999 to $8.93 billion in FY2009. Audits have found significant weaknesses in internal controls over travel card use,
which costs the government millions this year.
Examples of card misuse by federal employees include unauthorized trips with premium seating, reimbursements for
airline tickets that were never purchased and even laser eye surgery. Auditors have also determined some federal
agencies have not collected reimbursements for millions of dollars’ worth of unused airline tickets.
With rapid and continuing improvements in communications technology, the need for face-to-face meetings is no
longer necessary.

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