Senator Pryor asks for Spending Cut Suggestions! Here are a few!(Part 118)

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 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 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:

Repeal Davis-Bacon: Saves $6 billion
The Davis-Bacon Act requires employers to pay workers at least the locally prevailing wage and fringe benefits on
federal construction projects of more than $2,000. The Department of Labor publishes Davis-Bacon prevailing wages
in four types of construction: residential, building, highway, and heavy construction. In 2008, for metropolitan areas,
Davis-Bacon prevailing wages rates for all projects were 62.4 percent higher than the average hourly wages reported
by the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES).
Davis-Bacon forces government contractors to pay wages that are higher than they normally would. These wages
increase the cost of the federal construction project, without increasing the labor productivity, quality, or timeliness in
completing the project.

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