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Dear FreedomWorks member,
As one of our million-plus FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your representatives and ask them to cosponsor H.R.3029, the Reducing the Size of the Federal Government through Attrition Act of 2011. Introduced by Rep. Mulvaney (R-SC), the bill would reduce the total number of federal employees by 10 percent over a five year period. It would specifically allow only one federal employee to be hired to replace every three that retire or leave their job. This bill would help to reduce the bloated federal bureaucracy, save taxpayers money and increase competition by ending wasteful service contracts.
The total number of federal employees has skyrocketed to a total of more than 2 million workers. Since the beginning of the economic downturn in December of 2007, the federal government has added 230,000 new federal employees. President Obama’s 2012 budget proposes an increase of 15,000 federal workers. It is time to reverse the unsustainable growth of federal employees.
Reducing the Size of the Federal Government through Attrition Act of 2011 would save taxpayers approximately $139 billion. Cutting the federal workforce is a popular bipartisan effort. This plan has been championed by President Obama’s Fiscal Commission as well as thousands of Americans through the Majority Leader’s YouCut program.
With our national debt now $14.7 trillion, we must dramatically cut government spending. A step in the right direction would be to reduce the number of needless federal bureaucrats. I urge you to contact your representatives and urge them to cosponsor H.R. 3029, the Reducing the Size of the Federal Government through Attrition Act of 2011 today.
President and CEO
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