GOV2.0: Answer Obama Directly

The challenge for the Tea Party movement is to identify specifically: What would you do?” the president said. “It’s not enough to say ‘get control of spending.’ I think it’s important for you to say, ‘I’m willing to cut veterans’ benefits,’ or ‘I’m willing to cut Medicare or Social Security or ‘I’m willing to see taxes go up.’

Ahem, can we please stop letting Obama get away with this false choice?

Can we please just start saying, “I’m willing to cut Public Employee Compensation (PCE) at the Federal, State, and Local level by 25%.”

Can we please just start saying, “Mr. President, HOW DARE YOU give us a false choice of new taxes and cuts in services?”


25% cuts in PCE are not draconian; they are common sense:

  1. We get rid of the least productive 10-25% in every department, like businesses do when times are tough.
  2. We increase the hours worked by Public Employees (by 10%) to match the private sector.
  3. We outsource responsibly to private sector companies that are chomping at the bit to replace fat bloated government.

With 25% cuts in PCE, the savings are close to $300B annually, and that’s AFTER we spend $100B letting private companies bid to replace the services currently provided by public employees.

This direct answer to our moaning President guarantees reduced spending without any loss of services, and it comes attached to a giant jobs program; that $100B in outsourced spending will launch thousands of new companies and start millions of new jobs.