I realize the following items may amount to virtually nothing when compared to overall government spending (hell, I don’t even know where to look for such figures) but I would love to see spending cut in the following areas if for nothing but principle.
1: No roads, buildings or other projects can be named after politicians currently in office. Sorry Mr. Senator, but if your legacy cannot stand alone after you are dead and buried than you do not warrant a publicly financed memorial nor the wasted ceremonial dollars that result from your self-aggrandizement.
2: No oversized props (no doubt publicly funded) provided to politicians to “enhance” their image in the public eye. Examples here would be the oversized “show” bible that President Clinton used to lug around for the media on Sunday mornings, or the herculean-sized gavel that Speaker Nancy Pelosi wielded to counter her penis envy, or the phony halo that President Obama dons before so many of his staged photographic sessions.
3: No private luxury cars and personal drivers paid for by the riff raff. You D.C. politicians in Congress all live in the same town and work in the same building. Why can’t you carpool, damn it? In fact, I’d like to see all of you climb out of a single clown car in the middle of the circus act you call ‘in session’.
4: No more congressional hearings over professional sports ethics. Our leaders were elected to defend the Constitution and represent the electorate regarding national policy, not to manage baseball teams. Besides, the irony of a professional politician addressing the corruption of a professional athlete is lost on no one.
5: The United Nations. I see it like this: If a group of people came into my house, drank all my liquor and sat around bad-mouthing me while complaining about the food, I would kick their asses out and change the locks.
There are lots more areas to cut from wasteful government spending. These are just a few of my peeves.