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Tax Day

We shouldn’t even waste the rich guy’s money

April 15, 2013

Today is “Tax Day”. April 15 is the day when most people’s federal tax returns are due.  U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., suggested that before people advocate for increased tax revenue, they should take a hard look at the revenue the government already wastes.

“The federal government has a gluttonous appetite for your money.  It also has voracious appetite for borrowing and creating new programs.  Congress can’t deliver what it promises now, but it continues to promise more.  We have a massive debt in this country and many argue for making the other guy, the rich guy pay more taxes.  I think today is a good day to instead consider better spending,” Enzi said.  “If there were actually money to spend, members of Congress should look at what works and adequately fund that rather than always looking for new ways to spend so they can get personal credit.”

Enzi said if more people got on board and demanded better spending instead of higher taxes, many of the problems already identified by the Government Accountability Office would be a thing of the past.

“I’m eager to work with Senator Tom Coburn and the other members of the Government Affairs Committee to  identify and eliminate duplicative and wasteful spending.  After all even if the money is borrowed from China or taken from the “rich”, we shouldn’t waste it,” Enzi said.

Enzi encouraged people to view some of the waste identified by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the agency’s website-