Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Grant submitted a guest blog on, a conservative blog for Cheshire County Republicans. Grant detailed his innovative "50 Days, 50 Ways to Cut Federal Spending" initiative.

Over fifty days, I am offering fifty ways to cut federal spending. Each day, I am proposing a federal program we don’t need. Pork-barrel spending, corporate welfare, political slush funds, and even well-meaning but inefficient spending programs are all going under the ax.

I’ve suggested ending the $6.3 billion ethanol boondoggle, and the federal peanut subsidy. I’ve gone after pork like the Robert C. Byrd Scholarships and Ted Stevens’ program for whaling museums, and proposed legislation blocking Congressional pay raises until the budget is balanced.

So far, I’ve come up with more than $20 billion in annual savings to taxpayers, and I’ll propose $30 billion before the September 9th Republican Primary.

“50 Days, 50 Ways to Cut Federal Spending” offers voters a real commitment to cutting the size of the federal government. Only by committing ourselves to fiscal discipline can we rebuild the Taxpayer Majority, take back the Republican Party, and restore accountability to Congress.

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