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To: kabar

“Does that include cutting Medicare and SS payments?”

No, not payments..those are obligations. But you can be certain that they can find 5% of fat that can be trimmed in administrative costs and other overhead functions. Travel, percs, office equipment, heck, even stationary.

Every company I ever worked for figured out ways to reduce their overhead and did it regularly. They did it and stayed in business. Why shouldn’t we expect the same from government?


13 posted on 12/26/2012 4:19:51 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: SueRae
Two-thirds of the budget is spent on the entitlement programs and debt servicing costs. You must reduce spending by more than 5% for the to other third of the budget (including defense, which is about 20%) if you want to cut spending overall by 5%.

And how do you factor in inflation in terms of the cuts?

18 posted on 12/26/2012 9:33:24 PM PST by kabar
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