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The debt ceiling has been reached and Washington is scrambling for answers, yet a deal in Congress and with the President on preventing a default is no where on the horizon. FreedomWork's Debt Ceiling Scorecard displays just how far apart the key players in this debate are. President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and others are insisting that a clean increase of the debt ceiling occur without any effort to cut spending being attached. Yet the White House recently released this map of Federal Government properties across the United States that are either abandoned or no longer serve any purpose:
This is billions of dollars worth of property on top of billions of dollars worth of maintenance costs being incurred by the tax payer. These are easily liquidatable assets that are benefiting no one and are draining the Treasury and increasing the debt. Over 12,000 properties across the United States, some acres upon acres in size, some valuable office space, that no longer serve any purpose; yet Democrats still can't find any room to cut before a ceiling increase occurs?
Learn more about the excess properties across the country here.