The Problem With Procrastination
On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, U.S. President Barack Obama signed a measure to cut costs in the government, bypassing Congress in doing so. It was ushered in by a televised press conference. However, the Judiciary Report would like to point out, for the past 3 years, the site has done articles illustrating the need for the government to make budget cuts (even in the area of travel, as Obama went on to state on Wednesday, November 9, 2011).
President Obama should not have waited three years, when over $200 billion dollars could have been saved already, had he implemented cuts of this kind, when he took office. However, he went into office with the wrong mindset - spend, spend, spend - when it should have been cut, cut, cut.
Whether one is working with a big or small budget, with deficits or surpluses, one should always have the mindset of conservation. It’s a good and positive way to stay ahead in government, by using sound judgment and thrift. The words government and luxury should never go hand in hand. Public service entails sacrifice. It should never be accompanied by the trappings of wealth on the taxpayers dime.
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Obama orders agency spending cuts on travel, technology and swag
Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/09/2011 - President Obama is ordering steep spending cuts that will mean less travel for federal employees and strict limitations on government-issued computers, printers, vehicles — and even office swag.
The White House said Obama will sign an executive order Wednesday requiring federal agencies to make 20 percent spending cuts on travel, equipment and technology, a move that should save billions of dollars annually, according to a senior administration official familiar with the plans.
Wednesday’s order is another step in the White House’s goal of identifying bite-sized initiatives that don’t require congressional approval and demonstrate unilateral actions taken by Obama to jumpstart the economy and curtail federal spending. It is also part of the administration’s ongoing Campaign to Cut Waste launched over the summer during the contentious debt negotiations to demonstrate the administration’s willingness to make spending cuts...