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Senator Pryor asks for Spending Cut Suggestions! Here are a few!(Part 120)

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 just 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:

Sell Unused Federal Assets: Saves $19 billion
Currently, the government owns or leases 3.87 billion square feet of property. In addition to the property, the federal
government owns or leases 55.7 million acres of land. For every 40 acres of land in the United States, 1 acre is
owned by the government. Citizens Against Government Waste estimates these holdings to be worth $1.2 trillion.
Of that property the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) claims more than 21,800 federal properties are
abandoned assets, which could be sold for approximately $19 billion.