White House: We're fighting wasteful spending
September 14th, 2011
02:53 PM ET
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White House: We're fighting wasteful spending

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) – The Obama administration said Wednesday that federal agencies will save taxpayers billions of dollars by cracking down on waste and fraud.

"If we're going to spur jobs and economic growth and restore long-term fiscal solvency, we need to make sure hard-earned tax dollars don't go to waste," said Vice President Joseph Biden in a statement.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    You should offer up a bounty to people who turn in Medicare fraud. Pay people a percentage of what has been gained through fraudulent means.

    September 14, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  2. No Amnesty for Teabaggers - Impeach Republicans

    Maybe we need another unfunded tax cut for the wealthy, along with an unfunded big bank bail out to get wasteful spending back to where republicans like it.

    September 14, 2011 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  3. Tim

    Did someone say something?

    September 14, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  4. patricia

    Streamling should help. Good luck to them.

    September 14, 2011 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  5. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    Start by cutting the military budget in half.

    September 14, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  6. Donkey Party

    Wasteful spending should also mean getting rid of the do-nothing GOP Congress as well.

    September 14, 2011 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  7. TEA PARTY Mike

    Does Biden mean they don't want to waste tax payers hard-earned dollars on deals like the over half billion dollar one Obama and the White House made with Solyndra?

    September 14, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  8. TEA PARTY Mike

    Republicans are fighting wasteful spending too which is why they will not pass Obama's whole stimulus plan. And it does not have the support of a majority of voters, so big win for Republicans to not pass it.
    One of two things will happen with a new stimulus bill.
    1) Obama drops his demand that his plan be passed without any changes and works with Republicans to create a bipartisan compromise bill.
    2) Obama refuses to work with Republicans on a compromise and Republicans write their own bill. The Republicans then give the voters time to review both bills and decide which one they prefer.
    One other possibility if Obama will not compromise is Republicans pass the portions they agree with quickly. Any further changes would happen under options 1 and 2 that I described.

    September 14, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |