#NameTheCuts: Conservatives in a candy store propose ways to slim government

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner paid a visit to Capitol Hill today to present the White House’s proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff, but it looks like President Obama accidentally forget to put in the spending cuts. Not to worry: Slade O’Brien, Florida Director for Americans for Prosperity, set off a conservative Twitterstorm by asking people what cuts to government they would like to see.

For the right wing Twitterverse, that’s like asking a crowd of kindergarteners what kind of candy they want.

And finally, our winner for the evening….


Well played, sir, well played.

  • nc

    #NameTheCuts: Green Energy “investments”

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    #NameTheCuts Baby killers and eugenicists, aka Planned Parenthood.

  • Rob

    #NameTheCuts Obama’s supply of pens.

  • louisiana_mom

    #NameTheCuts Presidential (and FLOTUS) vacations…

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    The daily refrigerator tractor-trailers of $200/lb beef for The First Appetite’s breakfast

    The daily refrigerator tractor-trailers of pork for The First.Wookie’s lunch

    The daily refrigerator tractor-trailers of buzzard for The First Pestilence’s early evening repass.

    And the daily refrigerator tractor-trailers of dog for her snacks.

    We might balance the budget on that alone…

  • mickeyco

    Homeland Security

  • Gallatin

    The next bank or business that is “too big to fail”.

  • Rella

    Others have already addressed FLOTUS vacations, how bout…
    #NameTheCuts: The almost weekly extravagent parties at the WH?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    #NameTheCuts: UN Ambassadorships, Secretary of State, Homeland Security

  • dkhilly

    TSA, and Obamacare.

  • walterc

    Congressional fact finding trips.

  • KansasGirl


  • Joseph Phillips


  • my preciousss!!

    the hoods: Planned Parenthood, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, obama’s Livelihood.


  • GaryTheBrave

    Congressional pay $1.00/ yr. No staff.

  • GaryTheBrave

    About 90% of Federal government.

  • AlmaAlma

    I’d actually love to see a ball park $ on those proposed cuts.

  • http://twitter.com/SgtSnuggleBunny snuggle

    #NameTheCuts Nancy Pelosi’s liquor tab