Budget Bullets

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Agricultural Subsidies
In this October 6, 2010 file photo, corn is harvested near Union, Nebraska. (AP/Nati Harnik)
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Agricultural Subsidies

This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.

Gadi Dechter

Education
Teacher Margarita Hernandez leads a group of preschoolers with an outdoor art project at a Head Start program in Hillsboro, Oregon. We receive $13 in social benefits for every $1 invested in early childhood education and development, studies show. (AP/Greg Wahl-Stephens)
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Education

This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget decisions that boost government efficiency and effectiveness.

Diana Epstein

The Tax Gap
The United States loses some $100 billion<i> </i>in tax revenues annually because of offshore tax abuses by wealthy individuals and corporations in the Caribbean and elsewhere. (AP/Alexandre Meneghini)
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The Tax Gap

This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts and targeted investments that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.

Seth Hanlon

Energy
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Energy

This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts and targeted investments that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.

John Griffith

Health Care
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Health Care

The latest in a weekly series from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency, not gut essential services.

Kristina Costa

Procurement
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Procurement

This is the latest in a weekly series from CAP's Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency, not gut essential services.

John Griffith

Information Technology
The U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, saved an estimated $20  million over a five-year period just by moving its email servers to the  cloud. (AP/Mohammad abu Ghosh)
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Information Technology

This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.

Pratap Chatterjee

Tax Expenditures
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Tax Expenditures

This is the latest in a weekly series from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.

Gadi Dechter

Defense
We can save more than $350 billion from the defense budget by normalizing troop levels and cutting unneeded weapons (AP/Rafiq Maqbool)
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Defense

The latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team shows how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency.

John Griffith

Budget Bullets
The Treasury Building is seen in Washington. The United States faces a nearly $1.5 trillion federal deficit that will require making smart decisions about where to cut spending. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Budget Bullets

CAP’s Doing What Works team launches a weekly series about how to reduce the national deficit while boosting government efficiency.

Reece Rushing