Heritage Event: A Strategy to Eliminate Wasteful Federal Spending
Recorded on October 16, 2003
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This event is a Reschedule from October 1, 2003
The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
This year government spending will exceed $21,000 per household
for the first time since World War II and it continues to grow at
an unsustainable rate. One of the main causes of this is the
wasteful manner in which many of our federal funds are spent.
Government waste is a symptom of ineffective government. Combating
waste does not imply hostility toward government, but rather a
desire to strengthen government programs so that they can serve
more constituents effectively. Cutting wasteful spending today will
save money, not only in the current budget, but also in future
budgets as well.
Senator Sam Brownback (R-KA) has proposed the creation of a
bipartisan Commission on the Accountability and Review of Federal
Agencies (CARFA) Act that would evaluate whether domestic Federal
agencies and programs use taxpayer dollars effectively. Significant
savings from CARFA could be directed toward higher Congressional
priorities such as paying down the national debt. Heritage invites
you to join Senator Brownback as he unveils his ambitious plan to
shine a light on duplicative, wasteful, inefficient, outdated,
irrelevant or failed federal programs.