Our nation is drowning in debt, over 18 trillion dollars of it. But year after year, our nation’s leaders continue to approve wasteful spending without a blink, and continue to spend your tax dollars in the most imprudent ways.
Enough is enough. We must have the courage to start cutting spending somewhere.
Last year, I began a program to identify and cut wasteful spending government-wide, because we know every federal department, office, and agency has wasteful spending within their budgets. I called this program my “Shrink Our Spending” Initiative and I aimed at finding 1.5 billion dollars in wasteful spending—and it was easy.
This year, I’m doubling the goal of my SOS Initiative and I’ll find 3 billion of your hard-earned tax dollars that the government has decided to fritter away on ineffective, duplicative, or downright wasteful programs.
More information on these bills will be available below.
|1||H.R. 2021||To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds to Amtrak.||$ 1,390,000,000|
|Proposed Savings||$ 1,390,000,000|
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today announced his first bill in his annual Shrink our Spending initiative, which would end federal subsidies to Amtrak, with the following statement: