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      04-05-2013, 12:09 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by mmcnulty View Post
Sure. Eliminate 100% of it and we'd still have a massive debt. Waste is absolutely a problem, and it is absolutely a tiny % of the overall problem.
Not to beat this to death... but I remember a Congressional Budget Office report that said we could eliminate the Depts of Energy, Commerce, and Education, and save $600B/yr (remember Rick Perry in the debates? He brought this up, but couldn't remember the Dept of Commerce). Since Obama's been in office the debt has risen by $6T - if these had been eliminated in 2008, would the debt have risen by **only** $3.6T? That's not small change.