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A slight government cutback will yield a large savings, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., who said that closing Social Security field offices thirty minutes earlier will save taxpayers $1 billion.

The Social Security Commissioner announced that beginning August 15, 2011, field offices will be closing slightly earlier to the public, while agency employees will continue to work their regular hours. The change addresses the lack of funds which make it difficult to provide the overtime needed to handle the service to the public.

“This is a positive change,” said Senator Enzi. “Families across the country are cutting back to deal with the economy. By having this small half-hour cutback, the government is providing big savings for tax payers.”