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Nonpartisan Report: Cutting $2.3 Trillion of Government Waste Would Balance Budget in 3 Years

Nonpartisan Report: Cutting $2.3 Trillion of Government Waste Would Balance Budget in 3 Years

THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON – ALI MEYER

If Congress were to cut unnecessary and wasteful spending in the federal government, it could balance the budget in three years based on recommendations by Citizens Against Government Waste, a nonpartisan organization.

The report, titled “Prime Cuts 2017,” outlines 607 recommendations to cut inefficient government spending that would not only balance the budget within three years but also save taxpayers $336.2 billion in the first year and $2.3 trillion over five years.

“The national debt nearly doubled under former President Obama and is poised to exceed $20 trillion before the end of 2017,” the group states. “Wasteful government spending can be cut and the nation can start on a path toward fiscal sanity.”

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