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Well -- his very first cabinet meeting in April President Obama ordered his cabinet to find a hundred million dollars in budget cuts within ninety days in fact.
Statements -- -- for all of them.
At least a hundred million dollars in additional cuts.
There -- administrative budgets.
Okay -- jumped the -- -- that that was the president announced to get.
They missed that deadline actually and it took them a hundred days to find a hundred million dollars to cut.
To put that in perspective during those same 100 days the federal government spent about one point one.
Dollars in that hundred days so if you found savings of 110.
Of 1% it's ridiculous so we are going to do their job for them tonight.
And every Friday this fall.
We're gonna find another hundred million dollars in savings in the federal budget we won't charge of anything for this it back as a one time only offer tonight.
We're gonna double -- about.
How about 200 million dollars.
In savings that pays for foreign advertising.
Four US corporation and food trade groups let's ask David Williams of citizens against government.
Waste all about this program so we -- about 200 million dollar savings right now David tell us how to do.
Just like that the market access program has been giving money to companies that advertise.
Overseas we're talking about the wine institute received seven point four.
Million dollars to advertise wine and all the places France.
I think I have enough wind -- -- yeah you guys that talk about a tough sell anyway keep god but I see here pet food institute what's that about.
The pet food institute it it is what did kids than we've seen in this economy that people are not -- -- on their pets.
I mean this industry does not need our money and what the market access program is.
This is old school corporate welfare you know forget about bail out forget about the auto industry this goes back 20/20 five years that this is the original.
Corporate welfare program in the government well I've got to tell you here's one it's near and dear to my -- the brewers association.
Be hard for me to cut that out but it's only 313.
Thousand dollars I guess that's deployed.
Everybody says well it's only 313 -- only a -- it's only seven -- And when you hear these trillion dollar figures this does seem like a drop in the bucket.
Well here's the problem if they can't cut this program what program can make that if you ask.
Any American if they know about the market access program and how their lives are affected by the market access program to say what you talking about so.
If we don't know what exist why should it exist it shouldn't exist 200 million dollars.
Right now we could cut from the federal budget at the very small amount but -- -- -- -- somewhere now have you suggested this or is anybody in congress suggested that this might be something to cut.
Only for about fifteen years we've been suggesting this we put together -- publication called prime cuts.
Which we 600 spending cuts that could save about one point.
Eight trillion dollars over five years and this have been in prime cuts.
For about fifteen or sixteen year so I understand that congress hasn't seen this or read about it it it's fairly recent -- Way to making -- -- you say -- cuts would save over a trillion dollars in five years is that correct.
Absolutely and we are now debating a health care bill.
That the president says I mean he.
Cheapening it it may cause more -- but he says it'll cost between 800 billion and a -- in ten years so you're saying you could save him.
Twice as much as the health care is gonna cost.
We -- and get this during this budget submission when he came out with his cuts he actually cited.
Our prime cuts and where he got the market access program where.
He got the source front so he knows it exists he knows that prime cuts are out there.
He just refuses to enact the cuts and refuses to had the courage to do it now what do you think he is so wedded to that he wouldn't cut even though most.
Normal Americans would think this is something you could cut.
The first program you cut your poking the bear and that bear is a member of congress that had the constituency.
That -- that program.
And if you look at the pet food institute the brewers association the wine institute in you name it the popcorn awards were -- one of my -- popcorn Horford a 177000.
But what -- could do.
They donate to members that congress.
They are not going to be happy with their money is cut and that's what members of congress are afraid of is losing that reelection money.
David Williams thank ministry of folks Citizens Against Government Waste the president is quoting their studies even though he'd never do what they suggest doing David great to see -- thank you very much we're gonna be doing this here every Friday now for the entire fall coming up -- a hundred million bucks a week they couldn't do -- a hundred days -- do a hundred million.
Every week and today we doubled that.
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