spend wastefully

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It's time for LR to cut its spending before asking the people to give them more money to continue to spend wastefully. I am sure there are other areas to decrease the city's budget simply by looking into the annual budget.
A line-item veto would reduce the incentive for Congress to spend wastefully because when lawmakers know their pet projects will be held up to public scrutiny, they will be less likely to suggest them in the first place.