Five Things You SHould Know

In 2011, President Obama signed a bipartisan compromise that cut nearly $1 trillion in spending over the next decade, reducing discretionary spending to its lowest level as a share of the economy since Dwight D. Eisenhower was president while protecting job-creating investments like education and research. Learn more


As part of President Obama’s plan to create a 21st regulatory system, government agencies have identified over 580 proposals to reduce regulatory costs and streamline federal regulations. Just a fraction of those reforms will save more than $10 billion over the next five years and eliminate tens of millions of hours of paperwork. Learn more (PDF)


The Affordable Care Act provides new tools to help crack down on waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid and other health care programs. Already, the number of individuals charged with criminal fraud increased from 797 in 2008 to 1,430 in 2011. Learn more (PDF)


The Buffett Rule is a principle of tax fairness that asks everyone to pay their fair share by making sure that no household making more than $1 million each year pays a smaller share of in their income in taxes than a middle class family pays. Learn more


The Campaign to Cut Waste is hunting down and eliminating misspent tax dollars across the federal government, already identifying $3 billion in information technology cost reductions, shutting down hundreds of duplicative data centers, and getting rid of excess federal real estate. Learn more