Feds accused of wasteful spending as scare tactics intensify
Needless or necessary spending?
- Duration 7:08
- Date Mar 9, 2013
Needless or necessary spending?
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Via I'm are falling welcome to cash in -- are -- in -- this week mr.
Wayne Rogers Jonathan Hoenig and Tracy Byrnes.
Also joining us this week former Massachusetts senator and newly minted Fox News contributor.
Scott brown and Caroline -- joins us from the liberal wilderness.
-- -- -- Washington keeps scaring us about the cuts but they keep spending the Tuesday dropping a whopping 900 bucks per uniform and they keep hiring.
Three positions opening up of the Department of Agriculture it's looking for get this.
Insect production workers to grow Boll worms Jonathan.
-- great need gas is necessary or needless.
What Eric it's not only -- brought us government spending is actually destructive.
And I think all these things are scaring us about cutting -- Actually used to be handled by the private markets anyway I mean the TSA didn't even exist before 2001 before that it was private security.
How we meet in this country for a 130 years before the creation of federal meat inspectors in the early nineteen hundreds.
I certainly don't think the founders intended to have.
Federal employees and growing Boll weevils that that -- an arm of government.
Believe me our republic nor our economy rests on a federal law library and making a 1151000 dollars a year.
Scott Brown do we need three White House to later first I think you know the answer that bottom line is said the president should be getting transfer authority the ability.
To actually make those cuts thoughtfully and judiciously used turned it down he's made it very clear he wants it to be on them.
That's of the Republicans and have people blame the Republicans but this is time for leadership it's time to get in there.
And delegates here authorities.
To find those cuts and do it right away -- let's go to doctor makati it doctor Alvin.
Really really sequester started the White House why can't the White House start cutting its own in doing the right way.
Well -- Eric let's look at the -- refers you know they get they get paid thirty to fifty dollars an hour so these salaries are not out of hand.
And there are ceremonial functions for the presidency I think your nickel and dining and I think we should go after some really big cuts like getting out of Afghanistan.
Although outlined are not a -- -- and they're going to arming you wanna talk that what did -- do tell me this is an excellent time I went to whitehouse dot gov.
I downloaded the White House employees just the White House employs its 28 pages long was that this yes I don't know if listeners listen.
130000 dollars special assistant to the president 102000 dollars special assistant and resident 138000.
Dollars special assistant associate director of public engagement.
And the list goes on in on -- on.
I went nickel and I'm sure -- Know these these jobs have been -- I mean it takes years to get these jobs approved and get them listed it doesn't mean they're going to be hired in fact every agency all fifteen.
Are making cuts and it is unlikely that they will be -- making many new hires.
Right -- brings some logic bring some sense back to the West Coast.
Well well part of this has affected you -- making cuts they shouldn't be there in the first place that's the thing you know the budget grows and grows and grows all the lack of the budget if you expenses keep growing.
And nobody thinks about payday mainly shouldn't be there in the first place you mentioned some silly things -- we spent 27 million dollars on enhancing the ability.
To teach pottery makers in -- rock call.
More -- the United States how to make putts I mean that's outrageous -- this -- -- We have -- -- what 2000 dead people by the way you would distributed.
Food stamps last yeah that was 7000 people who have gotten.
Duplicate food stamps the amount of waste is enormous you just can't keep this up and the president in his.
Absolute -- outrageous hypocrisy says all the people in that -- -- -- the people in the White House to sweep the floors they're -- -- -- that -- main time he spent three million dollars to go play golf with tiger one right right gimme a break trade leads from the top Tracy the president himself said the janitors very -- gonna get furloughed they said -- teachers public headstart programs how about.
Elderly we're going to be able to eat it sequester when in -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- but don't -- yet we -- fifteen million dollars on US set on uniforms for the TSA I'm the first person that thinks you should be dressed nicely when you battening down but we don't need this right now and I think it's insulting to the American people.
The think he can get away with this stuff Eric I mean -- -- -- I guess because they seem to think you're too stupid to figure -- on your own.
Not only are they not cutting back they actually listed.
400 jobs the White House -- 400 jobs that day sequester went into effect for a new jobs and they're looking to to hire people.
-- error could not even -- ourselves I mean sequestered and actually cut government it just cuts that don't -- growth of government.
And it's ideal world wondering around like how looking around saying well we actually start cutting how about going back to the constitution -- mean the rule government is to protect individual rights not to employ us that he lost the pulled off.
In death -- point government is involved in so many elements of life now which it was never intended to be sort of we're looking rob what the cup let's go back to the constitutional principles I would -- Senator you say you were sitting Nancy you're -- that chamber.
Why is that so hard to cut well it's opposite from both sides of the bottom line is don't forget that this congressman and senators aren't getting a cut their staff is getting from five point 1%.
It's very easy to solve you need to have the leadership on the -- Boehner in the house and read in the senate.
Delegate to their chairman and ranking -- and say hey we gotta cut one point two trillion dollars and you have about thirty days to do it and by the way we're not leaving Thursday at 2 o'clock to do it.
Need to do what you need to do it now -- it's very easy to do.
And we should be Eric we talked about this last time until the system changes the process changes.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- They got to go home and bring -- to the table and until that is gone Eric.
We're gonna have really pretty TSA uniforms.
And -- may just add to that if you look at the voting Greg is a lot of the people in congress are over 9395%.
Above I was 5050.
You have to actually I agree with -- a 100% Tracy you have to look at that the the members and see what they're doing the bottom line making cuts it's tough to do.
But it's a necessity right now so going to be and if my doctor told me we have to cut we've already had a tax rates we it would be at the end of the year President Obama got almost a trillion dollar hike in the -- in -- -- is that Americans pay.
Time -- where would you cut.
I get out of Iraq I would get out we're out of Iraq and -- out of Iraq when we're getting out of that is.
-- -- so many ugly out there give me some meaningful cuts going for not -- what we're talking meaningful cuts those are in the billions that's -- B I would get rid of the the new and old porno scanners.
In the airports and -- really -- -- -- TSA.
Why did we ever you know get this corporate contract.
Beyond that and that provides scanning the doesn't even really worked there all sorts of places to cut I actually I think unidentified many of them violence and you're just cutting a scanner that TSA why not cut TSA you want to go back to a private security forces had a -- that went down really well Jonathan -- DJ remember September 11 2000 I want -- really great idea not so I want to -- -- we're gonna have to leave it there we can do this all day long great discussion we'll leave it right there.