FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, September 24, 2018
Open Letter To President Donald Trump Published at The Wall Street Journal
Former U.S. Senator Dr. Tom Coburn (Okla.) and Adam Andrzejewski, CEO and Founder of OpenTheBooks.com, ask the commander in chief to wage a "War on Waste."
Today, in The Wall Street Journal, the national transparency organization OpenTheBooks.com launched a two-page ad encouraging President Donald Trump to wage a three-pronged attack against federal waste: 1. Post White House expenditures online; 2. Cut executive agency waste; and, 3. Report monthly progress to the public.
"As commander in chief, President Donald Trump can lead the ‘War on Waste,’" OpenTheBooks CEO and Founder Adam Andrzejewski said. "America is facing a spending crisis. We are asking the president to defend the American taxpayer and cut the egregious waste, fraud, and taxpayer abuse from executive agency budgets."
"With $21 trillion in federal debt, remember, it’s not your money, but your children’s money that our elected politicians are spending," said Dr. Tom Coburn, former U.S. Senator from Oklahoma and Honorary Chairman of OpenTheBooks.com. "We are calling on the president to prioritize fiscal restraint."
Listed on the two-page advertisement at The Wall Street Journal are 100 examples of federal waste. The examples include $1.2 trillion wasted on mistaken and improper payments among 20 federal agencies; billions of dollars spent conferring 43 days of paid time off for federal bureaucrats each year; millions of dollars wasted on federal grants that fund video games, sex education for prostitutes, and frivolous studies – i.e. $1 million to study ‘where it hurts the most to be stung by a bee’; and much more.
to see PDF copies of The Wall Street Journal advertisements by OpenTheBooks.com. For more information about each of the 100 examples of federal waste, see our dedicated website page here
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Adam Andrzejewski (say: Angie-eff-ski), CEO of OpenTheBooks.com, is available for comment.
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