Can We Control Spending?
Recorded on February 16, 2005
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Federal spending is at an all time high with annual expenditures
now topping $20,000 per household. In an effort to stem this tide,
some brave legislators have developed innovative proposals aimed at
pulling out federal spending by its roots. One such proposal by
Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), the Commission on the Accountability
and Review of Federal Agencies (CARFA) Act, would create a
commission that would review these agencies to help ensure the
elimination of programs that are considered duplicative, wasteful,
inefficient, irrelevant or failed. A proposal with similar goals
has also been championed in the House of Representatives by Rep.
Kevin Brady (R-TX). Additionally, the Bush Administration has
joined the chorus this year with its own proposal for commissions
to ensure programs and agencies are working and that tax dollars
Join us for the unveiling of Senator Brownback's CARFA legislation
and for a discussion of reducing the size and scope of federal
government featuring Representative Kevin Brady and the Honorable
Clay Johnson, Deputy Director for Management at the Office of
Management and Budget.