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-- release an economic recovery plan calls for 550 billion dollars in new spending it just.
Last month the US conference of mayors to -- the list of shovel ready projects to congress.
Hoping to get a piece of the stimulus -- well a lot of folks think it might be more helpful to get rid of wasteful spending.
Rather than adding to what the national taxpayers unit and Citizens Against Government Waste came up with a long list.
Of -- ready projects that would save billions of dollars and with a sampling of some of those projects is Andrew Moylan.
Is government affairs manager of the National Taxpayers Union great to see -- let's talk.
Number -- -- just talk about the UN which frankly I think to be acts.
For a budget entirely but foreign aid to wealthy -- -- -- -- Absolutely we spend millions and millions of dollars every year sending aid to countries that are not impoverished by any means like NORTHERN IRELAND.
Cyprus and places like that we could -- two billion dollars over the next few years just by eliminating that hey let's do that tomorrow a number of war.
Sugar subsidies this is infuriated.
This one is near and dear to my heart.
We pay roughly twice the world prices for sugar because of the policies of our government because of that meddling.
And some of that is involved with subsidies -- spent 800 million dollars were going to over the next couple years on subsidies.
And if we could eliminate that we would not only lower tax bill we likely lower prices so we help consumers and taxpayers who got British sugar subsidies number three historic whaling and trading partners what -- that.
-- this one takes a little explaining.
There's a program that's gonna spend 45 million dollars over the next few years.
Educating native populations in Alaska and Hawaii about the whaling trade and I think it's safe to say given the economic times that we're in right now -- that's not the kind of national priority that we should be spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on.
And number two -- some people like NASA but the Mars initiative.
Well this is big money here we're talking about eleven and a half billion dollars over the next few years to launch this Mars initiative.
Which of course in between that involve the -- initiative because we're gonna have to be launching people from there.
This is huge money space exploration to say the least is not -- And we ought to be conserving taxpayer resources and spending them on things that are much more important.
And number one something called the market assets program what is that.
The market access program another one that's near and dear to my heart.
Spends millions of dollars.
To some of the largest and most profitable corporations in this country to allow them to advertise their food products overseas -- Companies like McDonald's and sun -- that Campbell Soup are raking in millions of taxpayer dollars so that they can advertise big Macs and chicken noodle soup.
In foreign countries.
And finally to all of this Andrew why would that TARP which could save -- 350.
Billion we've already spent 350.
But we shouldn't stand -- -- particularly since we're spending spending good money going after -- but we have to leave it at that.
Andrew -- -- great to see it thank you very much for coming up relocated and on.
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