When President Obama asked federal employees to offer budget cutting suggestions, he received 86,000 ideas. Some were bordering on the ridiculous (ask TSA officers to scour floor for loose change). But others were more pragmatic (stop “use it or loose it” budgeting policies that incentivize taxpayer funded spending sprees at year end, stop printing paper calendars for divisions that track appts online, don’t allow different armed forces to design individual armed services logos). In the end, not a single budget cutting proposal was heeded, as Washington proved once again that partisan priorities trump fiscal responsibility.
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