House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said yesterday that Republicans have done so well in cutting spending that he declared an "ongoing victory," and said there is simply no fat left to cut in the federal budget.
I had to read it twice. The republicans are spending US dollars like it was monopoly money and Delay says there's no fat left to cut?
I think Citizens against Government Waste have a few suggestions.
Tom Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), said if Mr. DeLay wants to know where to cut, "there are plenty of places to reduce."
His group soon will release a list of $2 trillion in suggested spending cuts over the next five years, and he said Congress also could cut the estimated $20 billion to $25 billion in pet projects that make their way into must-pass spending bills each year.
CAGW and the Heritage Foundation also suggest rescinding the 6,000-plus earmarked projects in the recently passed highway bill.
That's the highest number of projects ever budgeted in a highway bill. Ever! And the highway bill is not an anamoly. It is typical of the legislation that has been passed by this congress and signed by Bush since Republicans took over the house and senate.
And the biggest waste of all is Tom Delay. If Delay calls himself a conservative he's either lying or stupid. He has no idea what a conservative is.