Dear Senator Pryor, here are some spending cut suggestions (“Thirsty Thursday”, Open letter to Senator Pryor)

Senator Pryor pictured below:

 Why do I keep writing and email Senator Pryor suggestions on how to cut our budget? I gave him hundreds of ideas about how to cut spending and as far as I can tell he has taken none of my suggestions. You can find some of my suggestions herehereherehere, hereherehereherehere, herehereherehereherehereherehereherehere,  here, and  here, and they all were emailed to him. In fact, I have written 13 posts pointing out reasons why I believe Senator Pryor’s re-election attempt will be unsuccessful. HERE I GO AGAIN WITH ANOTHER EMAIL I JUST SENT TO SENATOR PRYOR!!!

Dear Senator Pryor,

Why not pass the Balanced  Budget amendment? As you know that federal deficit is at all time high (1.6 trillion deficit with revenues of 2.2 trillion and spending at 3.8 trillion).

On my blog www.thedailyhatch.org . I took you at your word and sent you over 100 emails with specific spending cut ideas. (Actually there were over 160 emails with specific spending cut suggestions.) However, I did not see any of them in the recent debt deal that Congress adopted although you did respond to me several times. Now I am trying another approach. Every week from now on I will send you an email explaining different reasons why we need the Balanced Budget Amendment or I send you specific spending cut suggestions. It will appear on my blog on “Thirsty Thursday” because the government is always thirsty for more money to spend.

IF YOU TRULY WANT TO CUT THE BUDGET AND BALANCE THE BUDGET THEN SUBMIT THESE POTENTIAL BUDGET CUTS PRESENTED BELOW!!

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What Are the Dangers of Too Much Debt?

Published on Mar 20, 2012

Interest payments on U.S. government debt are three times spending in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars already, and that is with the lowest interest rate we have seen since the 1960s. A rise in interest rates would increase interest payments dramatically. What can the U.S. government do today to prevent a crisis from happening when interest rates go up?

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T. Elliot Gaiser

March 28, 2013 at 4:41 pm

President Obama asked federal workers to suggest ways for the federal government to save money, and American citizens responded – with 86,000 suggestions.

But his administration picked only 67 of those ideas, most of which are either minute or simply take credit for savings that have already been implemented, according to Washington Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold.

The Obama administration created the online comment box in 2009. Sixteen ideas have been given a presidential SAVE award, and 51 ideas have been included in past Obama budget proposals.

Not one savings idea has been included this year, because Obama’s 2013 budget is still late.

The Post found that 20 – nearly a third – of the 67 ideas were actually old savings plans that were already being acted upon by the government.

For instance, Obama claimed the SAVE award program reduced drug costs at the National Institutes of Health. “But that actually started in 2008, under President George W. Bush,” writes Fahrenthold. “The White House also cited the SAVE program for an effort to digitize the X-rays of federal prisoners. That began in 2004, during Bush’s first term.”

In all, these are the results of Obama’s budget crowd source:

  • 86,000 ideas submitted since 2009.
  • 67 ideas chosen by the Obama administration.
  • 20 of these ideas had already been implemented in some form before 2009.
  • 15 ideas have not been implemented or had no details available.
  • Four ideas have been implemented but were watered down to generate less savings.
  • 28 actual savings ideas have implemented since 2009.

Looking for ways to save tax dollars is always worthwhile. Heritage has highlighted ways that the Department of Education, Transportation Security Administration, and Environmental Protection Agency can save taxpayers’ money. Heritage also outlined, in detail, $150 billion in cuts Congress should enact.

But in the end, the President should reform the main drivers of spending: entitlements. Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security together drain 44 percent of the budget each year, and that share will grow. There are six bipartisan proposals that would achieve substantial savings through entitlement reform – if they were championed with presidential leadership.

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The Balanced Budget Amendment is the only thing I can think of that would force Washington to cut spending. We have only a handful of balanced budgets in the last 60 years, so obviously what we are doing is not working. We are passing along this debt to the next generation. YOUR APPROACH HAS BEEN TO REJECT THE BALANCED BUDGET “BECAUSE WE SHOULD CUT THE BUDGET OURSELF,” WELL THEN HERE IS YOUR CHANCE!!!! SUBMIT THESE CUTS!!!!

Thank you for this opportunity to share my ideas with you.

Sincerely,

Everette Hatcher, lowcostsqueegees@yahoo.com www.thedailyhatch.org, 13900 Cottontail Lane, Alexander, AR 72002, ph 501-920-5733

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