Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Cuts the Republicans proposed: Who knows what made it and what didn't?

These are the programs (55) that the Republican House has proposed cutting. Read to the end, and if it sounds like proper fiscal management
please forward to your list of folks who will approve of these cuts ..... J.J.
These cuts do not require partisan consideration. They're non-essential - and BOTH parties
should agree to simply eliminate all of those listed below.....contact your Representative !
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy. $445 million annual savings.
  • "Save America's Treasures" Program. $25 million annual savings.
  • International Fund for Ireland . $17 million annual savings.
  • Legal Services Corporation. $420 million annual savings.
  • National Endowment for the Arts. $167.5 million annual savings.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities. $167.5 million annual savings.
  • Hope VI Program.. $250 million annual savings.
  • Amtrak Subsidies. $1.565 billion annual savings.
  • Eliminate duplicative education programs. H. R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.............get it passed, eliminate all 68
  • U.S. Trade Development Agency. $55 million annual savings.
  • Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy. $20 million annual savings.
  • Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding. $47 million annual savings.
  • John C. Stennis Center Subsidy. $430,000 annual savings.
  • Community Development Fund. $4.5 billion annual savings.
  • Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid. $24 million annual savings.
  • Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half. $7.5 billion annual savings
  • Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20%. $600 million annual savings.
  • Essential Air Service. $150 million annual savings.
  • Technology Innovation Program. $70 million annual savings.
  • Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program. $125 million annual savings.
  • Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization. $530 million annual savings.
  • Beach Replenishment. $95 million annual savings.
  • New Starts Transit. $2 billion annual savings.
  • Exchange Programs for Alaska , Natives Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts . $9 million annual savings
  • Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants. $2.5 billion annual savings.
  • Title X Family Planning. $318 million annual savings.
  • Appalachian Regional Commission. $76 million annual savings.
  • Economic Development Administration. $293 million annual savings.
  • Programs under the National and Community Services Act. $1.15 billion annual savings.
  • Applied Research at Department of Energy. $1.27 billion annual savings.
  • FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership. $200 million annual savings.
  • Energy Star Program. $52 million annual savings.
  • Economic Assistance to Egypt . $250 million annually.
  • U.S. Agency for International Development. $1.39 billion annual savings.
  • General Assistance to District of Columbia . $210 million annual savings.
  • Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. $150 million annual savings.
  • Presidential Campaign Fund. $775 million savings over ten years.
  • No funding for federal office space acquisition. $864 million annual savings.
  • End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
  • Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act. More than $1 billion annually.
  • IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget. $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
  • Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees. $1 billion total savings. WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ?
  • Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees. $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
  • Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of. $15 billion total savings.
  • Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress.
  • Eliminate Mohair Subsidies. $1 million annual savings.
  • Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. $12.5 million annual savings
  • Eliminate Market Access Program. $200 million annual savings.
  • USDA Sugar Program. $14 million annual savings.
  • Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). $93 million annual savings.
  • Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. $56.2 million annual savings.
  • Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs. $900 million savings.
  • Ready to Learn TV Program. $27 million savings..
  • HUD Ph.D. Program. (?)
  • Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
  • TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years
The question is: What was all this doing in the budget in the first place? 


Bob said...

OK, Z. You may be going a bit far with the following cut:

"Repeal the Mavis-Beacon Act. More than $1 billion annually."

I object to this on the grounds that these government employees need to know how to type. That's how I learned, and I am sure others learned using that particular typing tutor program.

Z said...

Bob......I thought you had to be kidding.
I learned in high school free!
OH, man, this is something. What do you want to bet that stayed OFF the new bill and is protected? :-)

Anonymous said...

None of it is real because it will not take effect for years. The Congress of 2012 will not be bound by what this Congress does. They will approve their own budget.

Bob said...

Z: I was kidding. By the time I got to the bottom of the list, my head was swimming. There were probably a couple of things in there that ought to stay, like the publishing budget. I am sure that includes publishing the Federal Register, which is a complete record of the stuff Congress does. I think.

Bob said...

Oh, the Mavis Beacon typing tutor program is pretty old. It worked for me back in the late 1980's.

Z said...

Bob, kidding about WHAT? You don't think it's NUTS to spend a billion of your neighbors' dollars so you can type!?

Trestin, that's probably true.

Z said...

Trestin, I can't get into your blog....? frustrating!

Pris said...

This list should be just a start!

cube said...

Making a liberal cut worthless government programs is like making a vampire eat a garlic pie.

Scotty said...

The Cuts the Republicans proposed

Proposed, being the key word. When I see action taking place THEN and only then I believe ANY of it.

Over the time period they are talking, it's a mere drop in the bucket! I'm not impressed!

soapster said...

There are no "cuts".

To illustrate my point let me just say that I have made steep "cuts" in my own budget. You see I've saved myself a million dollars by opting to not purchase a Bugatti Super Sport next year.

Anyone applauding this debt deal as a win for the American people understands neither economics nor politics.

Z said...

I agree with all of you.
Some 'deal'.....keep spending; we're outspending each minute more than we can cut, anyway....how awful.

soapster said...

Worth noting:

Of the 61 House members of the Tea Party Caucus, 32 Representatives voted Yay on the debt ceiling deal.

Of the 4 Senate members of the Tea Party Caucus, all 4 voted Nay on the debt ceiling bill.

I can't help but question Bachmann's leadership skills as chair given that the majority of caucus members voted in favor of the bill.

Z said...

Hi, Soap, I think this has less to do with her chairing skills and more to do with favors. How many times can she say "Are you NUTS? You don't RAISE limits when you can't pay yourself out of what we owe already!"
Time for term limits...

Bob said...

OK. Time to 'fess up. When I looked over the long list of things that might be repealed, I had no clue what some are. The Davis-Bacon Act just jumped out at me, and I did my normal smart-ass thing of trying to make a joke out of it,. I changed it to the Mavis-Beacon Act. Bad joke.

Since then, I did look up the The Davis Bacon Act and am not sure of the value of the law, and do not understand a $Billion spent on its behalf.

It would be nice if I had time to research all this stuff.

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