Rep. Steve King (IA) published an op/ed today at The American Spectator. See an excerpt of his money-saving ideas here:
Spending is out of control in Washington, and even liberals who have long supported Keynesian economics are starting to talk about reducing the national debt. President Obama recognized this sentiment last month when he created a bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
This commission is tasked with making recommendations to Congress on how to fully cover the cost of the federal government's operations and programs by 2015. In announcing the details and members of his commission, the President stated: "For far too long, Washington has avoided the tough choices necessary to solve our fiscal problems."
The President is right that many tough choices need to be made to lower federal spending, balance the budget and bring down the national debt. But before these tough choices are considered, why not start out with an easy one?
Right now, Congress can make a singe change to current law that will save taxpayers $11.4 billion this year. According to recent Heritage Foundation research <http://www.heritage.org/Research/Economy/wm2808.cfm> , in 2010 the Davis-Bacon Act will cost taxpayers $11.4 billion in expensive, artificially inflated wages that benefit a select group of workers.