Government is Starting to Cost Less
$46.9 billion of NPR's $108 billion in proposed savings are already
enacted.$16 billion in savings is pending before Congress.Federal employment has
dropped 71,000 positions.$695 million in savings results from ending federal subsidies
for wool and mohair.The Defense Department's overhaul of its travel process will save
$1 billion over five years.The Federal Communication Commission's auctions of new
radio frequencies are raising millions.Government's use of a Visa card for small
purchases is saving $50 million this year.