Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's the Republicans' faults, Mr. Obama?

Obama's already blaming Republicans for the inability of the Congressional Committee to make about a trillion dollars in cuts.   Too bad he completely ignored the Simpson/Bowles recommendations...what happened with that, anyway? That made four trillion in cuts, but Obama apparently did nothing at all about it. These are the programs that the Republicans proposed cutting.  Read to the end (comments after some of them are NOT mine)

* 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.
* 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. These people hate our guts!!
* 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 THE HELL IS THIS ABOUT?
* 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. WHAT???  This on top of all the other benefits they get!!
* Eliminate Mohair Subsidies -- $1 million annual savings.
* Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- $12.5 million annual savings WELL ISN'T THAT SPECIAL
* 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.. WHY?????
* HUD Ph.D. Program.
* Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
* TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years

My question is, what is most of this doing in the budget in the first place?


z

48 comments:

Always On Watch said...

My question is, what is most of this doing in the budget in the first place

Pork.

Currying votes.

Currying pr.

Both political parties are guilty on those counts.

Ducky's here said...

Eliminate foreign aid to Israel - 5 billion

Brooke said...

There goes Ducky again. What a maroon!

The bottom line is, it doesn't matter what the repubs come up with, Obama will ignore it and a complicit MS will do the same.

Chuck said...

AOW nailed it. Everyone of these programs is in or favors a congressional district.

We could propose a law to end these programs and by the time it was in a position to be voted on, it would be a very short list.

The only hope would be to put this before Congress with only an up or down option, no amendments with the further stipulation that the votes will be made public. Anything short of this is a waste of time.

Impertinent said...

"General Assistance to District of Columbia -- $210 million annual savings."

That's a good one. We can allow DC to look more and more like Detroit everyday then?

DC..another failed city...without Federal help. Cutting this welfare off would only ensure that Congress would vote themselves Blackwater bodyguards / gladiators and an armored vehicle for each of them to travel the roads of DC. Costing 1 billion per year.

And I don't see the EPA there or the Education departments nor the elimination of the IRS as we know it.

Impertinent said...

Even the NY Slimes thinks we're toast.

http://tinyurl.com/bmtmzpy

Congress...a 9% "approval" rating? Noncense...it's a 91% DISAPPROVAL rating. While we go broke....they get fat and say let em eat cake.

Z said...

* Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts -- $9 million annual savings"

Imagine? Now there's something no one could live without, huh?

Yes, we know why these things are here...my question was a rhetorical question we ALL know the answer to...but this list gives one the feeling that our government isn't even AWARE that we're $15 TRILLION DOLLARS past BROKE.....and it shows somewhat HOW we got into this mess, too.

Simpson/Bowles apparently cut $4 trillion and Obama apparently ignored the whole thing.
Talk about "lazy".

Z said...

I was just sent THIS INFORMATION. An answer to our queries:

• The Tonopah Solar company in Harry Reid's Nevada is getting a $737 million loan from Obama's DOE.

• The project will produce a 110 megawatt power system and employ 45 permanent workers.

• That's costing us just $16 million per job.

• One of the investment partners in this endeavor is Pacific Corporate Group (PCG).

• PCG's executive director is Ron Pelosi who is the brother of Nancy 's husband.

Silverfiddle said...

Ducky's ignorance is showing again.

I too would like to eliminate aid to Israel, but as long as it is surrounded by enemies determined to destroy it, that's just not practical.

Try again, Ducky.

Z said...

I'd like to stop ALL aid to ANYBODY outside our country for now...except a country who's our friend and is threatened as it is.
I agree, SF.
Our treatment of Israel is important for other reasons, too. I would hate for our country to be "Judged," if you know what I mean.

cube said...

Blame the Republicans has always worked before... can you blame the dems for using it again?

I wish the the Republicans would get the gonads/ovaries to stand up to the left and their media lapdogs.

I'm still waiting for that day.

beamish said...

Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs -- $900 million savings.

Not going to happen. The Teabaggers barely got Obamacare to pass, and they'll defend it to the last man.

Z said...

cube, me, too!

Beamish...I've never thought of you as uninformed before!?

http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/21/democrat-says-democratic-party-bosses-use-voter-fraud-video/

Here's another Dem voter fraud article; by a Democrat.
I was wondering why "Progressives" think Black Americans are either too stupid or too lazy to register and get pictures taken? Is this another one of their "Soft bigotry of low expectations?" Odd.

beamish said...

Beamish...I've never thought of you as uninformed before!?

Probably because Donald Trump hasn't seen my birth certificate.

Mustang said...

Thomas Sowell observes that the GOP brand of socialism is much more responsible than that of the communist left —but it is still socialism. How did all this pork happen? As AOW points out, WE elected these morons. Worse, we keep electing them for obscene terms of office. I'm afraid that once the "ancient aliens" return to earth, they won't have much sympathy for a people as stupid as we apparently are.

liberaldude said...

And at the same time the GOP fight to keep their cooperate overlords-who bought our democracy to keep their tax breaks and take away even more from the middle class.

That's what you don't see here and it's tragic you are on the side trying to screw you and your family. Well, not 'tragic.' Stupid.

Lisa said...

He's doing what the left's hero FDR is doing,blaming a do nothing congress. Too bad there are people who only get their news from MSNBC and the rest of the left wing media.
Too bad they don't follow FDR's other advice that public employees shouldn't be able to collective bargain. With them it's pick and choose.
The republicans are trying to budget the mess Obama created in the last 3 years but all they want is billions of new taxes without even cutting one dollar of spending.
same old,same old tax and spend.

Lisa said...

Oh and Duky at least Israel contributes back to the world in the way of science and medical innovations instead of using it to strap on bombs.

tha malcontent said...

Eliminate Ducky and think of all the cyber space that would be saved. . .

Z said...

Mustang; SOwell is right (he always is, of course!)...but I'd rather anything Conservatives will do over ANYTHING Obama's leftwing thugs will continue to do to us.

Odd that they're screaming it's not Obama's fault, but, somehow, it's STILL BUsh's fault to them, huh?

I simply can't imagine a president who's been so hands-off, particularly according to Matthews who says, in my video in the post down below, that he NEVER calls Congress members.
I think the smoke filled rooms are highly underrated because good conversations and solutions might have come out of them...but I always figured at LEAST they TALK.
NOt THIS guy; I think his ego's just too big, frankly. He needs no one. And we're to suffer for it.

Libdude, you sound more like a preschooler than a 23 yr old.
To believe what you write is scary....are you okay?

Lisa, I was listening to news in the car today and realize we are in SO SO MUCH MORE TROUBLE than they're letting on. Banks are tanking again, etc etc...the number of really scary situations almost has me petrified.
How do we dig ourselves out from $15 trillion in debt when even this stupid COMMITTEE might only have saved about 1 trillion in something like four YEARS? What the..?

Mal...ya.

FrogBurger said...

The Teabaggers barely got Obamacare to pass, and they'll defend it to the last man.

I officially think Beamish is on the same drugs as Ducky is.

FrogBurger said...

And at the same time the GOP fight to keep their cooperate overlords-who bought our democracy to keep their tax breaks and take away even more from the middle class.

That's what you don't see here and it's tragic you are on the side trying to screw you and your family. Well, not 'tragic.' Stupid.


Same merde French socialists have said for years and yet the French middle class barely exists after 4 decades of statism, including 21 years of Mitterrand and more years of cohabitation.

You do sound like a 23-year drone who hasn't lived very much.

Lisa said...

I am hearing it too Z. We are in it pretty Deep but there are too many people who think by taxing the rich our problems will be solved.e Need to cut spending. Deep cuts. Not medical care or food to those in need but programs that people can live without.
We should start with Perry's idea,cut the congress's pay in half and being many of them are rich make them pay for private health insurance and contribute to their pensions.
then we need to stimulate the economy with fee market ideas.
Time to trim the fat from the governmnet that's the only way. I think the only one who has the balls to do it is Bachman.

Lisa said...

Eliminate Ducky and think of all the cyber space that would be saved. . .

Love that Mal,lmao!

Lisa said...

Eliminate Ducky and think of all the cyber space that would be saved. . .

Love that Mal,lmao!


Oh I was coming up to a red light and saw a car with an Obama sticker on it and was ready to give them the thumbs down until I got closer and underneath in small print was "Impeach Him" to which I opened the window as I passed for all to see a big thumbs up.

FrogBurger said...

What's "cooperate overlords"?

FrogBurger said...

Banks are tanking again, etc etc...the number of really scary situations almost has me petrified.

Big time.

Chinese banks are in deep merde too by the way.

And when you know that Chinese corporate accounting is not the most transparent ones, wait for new discoveries on that end too.

Z said...

FrogBurger said...

What's "cooperate overlords"?"

Hilarious!! and I'm thinking of getting whatever little money I have and putting it in my mattress!!!


Lisa...I love that bumper sticker! HURRAH! YOu can well imagine that I'm the type to do that finger thing, too! :-) Not THAT one, not often ..well......

But I digress! I actually pulled up to the side of an SUV during the last election because the guy and girl inside were young and had a NO OBAMA sticker on. I told him congratulations for his good sense at a young age :-)!! He smiled and HE gave me the finger (so to speak!! UP, that is...the thumb! :-)

Doctor X said...

why do you people even give this Ducky person any creadance by answering him?

Kid said...

Wait, we can't cut all that stuff, that's all money laundering ! :)(sarcasm of course)

And I recently suggested cutting the post office entirely. Billions upon Billions. In 2012, they say they're going to LOSE 15 billion.

PS - Hey duck, give it a rest. Israel actually creates products and technology that serve a purpose in the world. Muslims? Muslim countries? What's that? Speak up please..

And how are those REITs coming along for you?

Lisa said...

Z I also saw an Obama 2012 sticker. Every time I see one it's always on a car that looks like it's on it's last axle. I should say how's that vote working out for you?
I have seen 2 others this year on cars that said "Sorry Yet" and one paw magnet that said "y dog is smarter than the president."
By the way the impeach him one I just saw today. It's good to see America waking up to who this man really is.
I am going to remain optimistic. I don't do drugs but I think I may have to get a prescription for Xanax next election,sometimes I feel like I need it now.

Impertinent said...

"why do you people even give this Ducky person any creadance by answering him? ( it )"

Well newbie...friend. Ms. Z..the author owner of this exceptional blog....believes in being fair...balanced.

Ms. Z believes that the libtards should be given enough rope to prove how useless, absurd and ridiculous they really are.

For the most part she allows their asinine comments, observations and beliefs to be aired, uncensored...so that we all can see the total insanity of their opinions.

On the whole..it's a wonderful philosophy...we get to see how bankrupt, seditious, hateful, anti America and useless they are.

Just like their god...Obama...a useless, arrogant puke who's ideas are as bankrupt as a trash can of all socialist garbage.

Impertinent said...

"it's always on a car that looks like it's on it's last axle"


Nah...I usually see them on a Subaru or an antique Volvo. The Subaru dweebs...usually have a "Coexist" bumper sticker too. That's how I know what ass wipes they are.

Then I pull up alongside and see that the "lady" in in a granny dress and the guy with a pipe and elbow patches.

Sorry Subaru...you make a great car...but...the VW bus is the better choice! Especially for you lost hippies.

Now...as far as Volvos go....a Volvo starts at about 36 Grand. A Subaru....shit. A Volvo is a real luxury car that hippies cannot afford. Most Volvo drivers I see....still have a McCain sticker on it.

Impertinent said...

" Israel actually creates products and technology that serve a purpose in the world. Muslims? Muslim countries? What's that? Speak up please.."


Not a chance the duckshit will respond.

For duckshit...it's kill the Jooooooos...that's it...the major problem in the world...ain't Hamas...ain't Cair...ain't the MSB.....ain't the INA...ain't the jihadists.... ain't the Pali criminals...IT's the Jews.

It's the intransigence of Bibi...not the lowlife scum sucking Pali whore..Abbas.

Nah....It's kill the Jooooos.

Problem solved...right duckturd?

Lisa said...

Imp you are the best,lol!!!!!!!!!

Lisa said...
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Impertinent said...

"Our leaders are unworthy of our trust. They have no moral authority to lead. The president is weak and not up to the task of running the White House. Congress is even worse, with an approval rating mired in single digits.

If the cavalry is coming, it better ride in from the West quick. We’re in a hell of a mess and thanks to Washington’s bumbling, I fear it is all going to get much worse.



WHAT type of clarion call do we need? To take this country back from the Islamists...the OWS lowlifes... Illegals...and worst of all....the socialist, degenerate left with all it's scumbags and degenerate followers?

Lisa said...

Nah...I usually see them on a Subaru or an antique Volvo. The Subaru dweebs...usually have a "Coexist" bumper sticker too. That's how I know what ass wipes they are

Yeah Imp I know the type,they just pretend to be inclusive as they pull into their segregated gated communities.

Z said...

Imp, thanks. I do believe in equal time but I'm getting REAL sick of leftist smugness, trust me.
Also, every time I delete Ducky, I see he's whining about my having done so at other blogs..gad. He calls it censorship. if I delete, it's because of decency or, you know what?...i'm just plain SICK OF HEARING it at MY BLOG.

Impertinent said...

"Yeah Imp I know the type..."


That's why I love Corvettes. Only American...totally American....and as long as I can pay for the gas....a Subaru is a typical dung driver. Never American....never ....they belong in the same garbage can as...we be "Pious"....Jap. I only hope their brakes never work. Toyota has a good record with not being able to stop their cars.

Impertinent said...

" I see he's whining about my having done so at other blogs.."


You should be ecstatic Z. Let "it"....go anywhere he thinks his shit doesn't stink....and that's not here. Cause he smells worse than an OWS puke who pisses on a McDonalds doorstep.

Z said...

Imp, as if I don't want him at other blogs? I never implied that. I DO want him there. Permanently.
I don't give a darn if he's whining, I was only giving a fact...plus, it shows a lot about the poor man.

liberaldude said...

Wow, is this like a convention of like....stupid? Lol!

WomanHonorThyself said...

all he knows how to do is blame..what a hater..UGH! HAPPIEST THANKSGIVING!..AND thank you for all you do Z!

Rita said...

Lib:

Your response goes right up there in the Potsie's Hall of Fame. Immediately after, "Oh YEAH?"

Can we put out an ad for an intelligent liberal here so we can actually get a decent debate worthy of consideration?

FrogBurger said...

Wow, is this like a convention of like....stupid? Lol!

Yeah, dude. It's like... you know... I mean... LOL

Z said...

come on, guys...ignore him. You'd think he was only 23 years old, honestly.
LOL LOL..gad.

Thersites said...

Z... that WOULD explain a lot.