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Still sixteen trillion in debt and to show just how blow to this government is -- -- bring you two examples of outrageous things that was spending our money on.
Dollars to study photos in National -- geographic I do not know why we're doing.
We're also spending one and a half million dollars to study one lesbians tend to be overweight and why would only.
Tom Schatz is he had -- president of Citizens Against Government Waste Tom I know you've got a series of examples of things that are driving as a whole crazy government waste go throw one at a time.
-- There are so many things out there Stewart that you really almost don't know where to start it does point to the fact that agencies could be eliminating -- -- instead of talking about how the airports are gonna have lines for hours and -- it.
Let old people in from other countries because we can afford the Border Patrol.
We've got money being spent on a robo squirrel to see how it reacts against -- snake.
We have money being spent on.
Programs like sugar and peanuts that cost.
Hundreds of millions of dollars what wax figures on let me jump -- for a second there is a headline in the newspapers this morning about -- -- subsidence.
That will would for whatever reason we doing this is costing as one point two billion dollars a year you wanna explain that want is is that outrageous spending all watch.
Well it's a program that's been around for many years.
And it is essentially one of these convoluted ways to force the price of sugar in the United States to be higher than it is in the rest of the world.
Consumers pay about three and a half billion a year more for sugar and look at the products that we buy very few have real sugar anymore mostly high fructose corn -- Because we can import less expensive sugar from other countries we have an artificially inflated amount what about the peanut subsidy how much does that mean why we doing it.
We could save 275.
Million dollars over five years by eliminating the peanut subsidy one of more than 550 recommendations in.
Our prime cuts report that we just issued week or two ago.
It's on our website CH EW dot org one point eight trillion in savings over five years these are programs that have been around unfortunately for many years.
And -- -- on many lists including the president.
There are 81 program is in this prime cuts report.
That would save.
About does 86 billion dollars over five years and yet the president hasn't even included them in anything he's been doing on the path -- -- -- your answer on this.
Why doesn't the president look at these obviously easy -- why does he do it.
Because it would mean that the government really could be smaller and that would defeat the objective of this administration which is to grow the government and raise taxes.
So that we can continue to spend money.
If that waste were eliminated it would prove that the government can really be smaller and that's why nothing's happened with sequestration.
-- cabin and officials are running around their heads cut off and no one knows what to do except congress -- said.
-- be more flexible get rid of the waste and I don't know where is exactly why we're at a turning point I think that's why the polls are now beginning to tonne against the president because you will not caught even -- easy and obvious to cut.
Tom -- we're out of time become again soon plays.
Yeah you're right in the middle of the action here we wanna hear more of it thank you Tom thanks if things on the gold report.
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