In his weekly address, President Obama announced today that he has "begun scouring our budget line by line for programs that don't work so we can make room for those that do... it means reinstating the pay-as-you-go rule that we followed during the 1990s - so if we want to spend, we'll need to find somewhere else to cut." He went on to add "Finally, in the coming weeks, I will be announcing the elimination of dozens of government programs shown to be wasteful or ineffective. In this effort, there will be no sacred cows, and no pet projects. All across America, families are making hard choices, and it's time their government did the same."
For a kid who grew up loving Kevin Kline's title character in Dave making room for a homeless shelter by cutting payments to non-performing contractors and an ad program to make people feel better about cars "they've already bought," this is music to my ears, and I would really love to see the Obama administration follow through on this.
Any recommendations on where those cuts should be made?