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(CNN) - With the U.S. economy still reeling from the Great Recession and fears growing of a double dip, it’s critical that the Obama administration and Congress keep a very careful eye on every taxpayer dollar spent.
Like all of you, I was relieved that they finally worked out a temporary fix to keep 4,000 FAA employees and tens of thousands of construction workers on the job. Had they failed to work out a deal, taxpayers would have lost more than $1 billion while Congress remains in recess until September 7. Now, with the Senate having solved the problem, we won’t lose that money.
Here are two more areas where we can save a few more billion dollars in the coming weeks and months.
Cremation meets ammunition. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the latest way to go out with a bang.
A panel weighs in on a birthday card sent to Obama from the GOP citing 50 things for him to ponder on his 50th birthday.