Repubs Propose $2.5 TRILLION Cuts..

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    ...in spending.

    Read it and weep, Dimocrats.. You're being set up. Republicans got elected in November because you nitwits spent gobs of money we don't have and the public didn't want you to. Now they're proposing to keep their promises to those who voted for them, and Dims of course will fight to keep them from doing so. And all the while the voters will be watching and listening to them as the '12 elections get closer every day.

    House GOP Lists $2.5 Trillion in Spending Cuts - US News and World Report
     
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    They say it, but they won't do it.
     
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    Sure they'll do it. Or close to it anyway. Why? No fear it will really happen because Harry Reid won't allow it up for a vote. This is the perfect set up for Repubs in 2012. The Repubs can say, "We tried to cut spending like you told us to, but there were too many damned Democrats in the senate for us to succeed. If you really want to reign in out of control government, you have to give us a Republican Senate (and probably a Republican President).

    When they get it, that's when they won't do it (the cynical side of me says). The hopeful side of me says, the pendulum has finally swung far enough that drastic and continued response to an 80 year detour into social-democracy will happen.

    Have to wait and see. I know I'm ready to end social-democracy at 82 years....that's plenty long enough to declare it a failure.
     
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    Could still be a drop in the bucket but it is a start. So i have to applaud them for their efforts.
     
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    Ill be happier when i see it actually done.
     
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    This would be a good start - but without reforming SS and Medicare, it's not enough to fix the spending problem.
     
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    This is the list.



    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.

    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.

    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 Organisation 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



    That's some serious shit right there!

    I wonder if they'll have the backbone to do it? Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen.
     
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    Yes it sure is some serious shit. I'm betting they have the backbone this time. The People sent them there for a reason. So i'm betting on them this time. Call me an optimist. :)
     
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    So i noticed this is over the next 10 years.

    How about THIS year?
     
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    Heh ... yeah I noticed that too.

    The budget deficit is at $1.4 trillion and they propose to cut less than 20% of that?

    When are the REAL cuts coming?
     
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