Senate GOP hopeful Carly Fiorina says we can massively cut government spending by implementing simple steps that were already done in 1995

Dems, come down on her like a ton of bricks. She just went on Glenn Beck and proposed a series of “reforms” that happened years ago.

Senate Republican hopeful Carly Fiorina this week said technology can help reduce “out-of-control” government spending.

In an interview with Glenn Beck on Fox News, Fiorina said, “Technology can help. I’m from the technogy industry. Let us put every agency budget up on Internet for every citizen to see. People would be outraged.”

As the Hill notes, that already happens. But hey, maybe her second big idea for cutting spending will work!

Fiorina also told Beck, “Let us put every piece of legislation up on the Internet for everyone to see before they vote on it.”

What a great idea. Imagine a Web site where anyone could go and read legislation before it’s voted on. What could we call such a Web site? How about naming it after one of the Founding Fathers, like, say, um, Thomas Jefferson.

Yes, Thomas has been putting legislation online since 1995. So, Carly Fiorina’s two big ideas for cutting the budget are two things that we’ve already done. (It’s not entirely clear why the Hill story doesn’t bother mentioning Thomas’ existence.)


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