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Grapevine: Teen's advice for saving tax dollars on ink

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Checks in the Mail

Sending out voter registration cards to new ObamaCare enrollees is legal.

Already marking the Democratic Party box is not.

A local news station says this is what one California couple got in the mail.

The pre-marked form was one of nearly four million cards sent to people who signed up for health care through the state exchange.

Covered California says it was not their mistake. Quote -- "The individual should contact the Secretary of State, which takes these violations of election law extremely seriously, and they will investigate."

Tale of the Tape

As the Majority leader of the Senate, Democrat Harry Reid should know better than anyone that what is said on the Senate floor lives forever.

He seems to have forgotten that when he said this.

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SEN. HARRY REID, D – NV, SENATE MAJORITY LEADER: The junior Senator from Wyoming has come to the floor several times recently, talking about the fact that examples that he and other Republicans have given dealing with ObamaCare -- examples that they think are bad -- I've called lies. Mr. President that is simply untrue. I have never come to the floor, to my recollection, I've never said a word about any of the examples that Republicans have given regarding ObamaCare.

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Well, that is not quite accurate.

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REID: In Republican stump speeches and ads paid for by oil magnets, the Koch brothers. Stories make up from whole cloth, lies distorted by Republicans to grab headlines or make political advertisements.

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His office clarified saying -- quote -- "Senator Reid was referring to the stories in the Koch brothers' ads, which have consistently been proven false and misleading by independent fact-checkers."

Bold Thinking

It's not always what you say but how you say it.

One Western Pennsylvania teenager took that advice to heart and it could means hundreds of millions of tax-payer dollars saved.

How?

Changing fonts on printouts to save ink.

Using the Garamond font as opposed to Times New Roman or Century Gothic could mean a 29 percent savings in ink costs.

Federal agencies are expected to spend about $1.8 billion dollars on printing this year.

The Government Printing Office has praised the work and says it will review the suggestion.