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    So, everyone who's not retarded seems to agree that federal spending needs to be cut for a lot of reasons.

    The question is this: Just what should be cut?


    A few proposals:

    National Endowment for the Arts: There is no reason a taxpayer in Wisconsin should pay for someone's artistic curiosity in Florida.

    Head Start: No difference has been found between children who attend and those who don't, by the 5th grade. We don't need federal daycare.

    Food stamps: Assistance programs should be run by the states, which can manage their own areas and affairs. Should a state need more funds than they possess, then they can arrange loans with private banks, other states, or the Fed.


    I'm trying to find a list of all the programs the Fed currently runs.

    Anyone else have any ideas?

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    http://www.stopthepork.com/2009/11/cut-federal-spending-first-here-for-example-and-here-and-here/

     
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    It is not a question of specific programs... nobody will dispute the need for some sort of military, for instance - personally I'd like to see our forces known as the 'Worlds Firefighters' instead of 'The Worlds Police', but that is a whole other issue.

    The point being, it's a matter of style.

    When we no longer have a system where some people have a bigger voice in government than others because of mercenary lobbying, the specific programs will sort themselves out.


    :beer: To nobody getting nuked before 'K' street rusts.
     
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    Abolish the departments of Edumacation, Commerce, HHS, Energy, Fatherl...er....Homeland Security, the DEA, ATF, TSA, FEMA, ONDCP, HUD, farm subsidies and price supports, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Ad Council.....
     
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    I assume that would include Fannie/Freddi/FhA and VA loans as well. Away with them.
    Turn the highways over to the states and reduce the tax burden.
     
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    If not We, The People, who should take responsibility for offering a quality education to ALL of the nations children?

    The Church? :rofl:

    Any average Joe with enough money to rent a building? :rofl:

    'Government' is not evil. Evil use of government is evil.
     
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    its usually always the Military that gets wacked first. to sticks and stones
     
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    Kill the health care bill, pass a fair tax, abolish the IRS and watch the our debt drop.
     

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