GOP proposes these as a start on debt reduction

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by JohnHenry, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2011
    Livingston county, Michigan
    The Chief sent this to me a few days ago .... Read, and ask your "professional politician" why these cuts haven't, already, been made !

    These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting. Read to the end.
    • 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.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 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
    My question is, what is all this doing in the budget in the first place?
  2. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2008
    DAV, Deep in the Pineywoods of E. Texas!
    Man, that's a good place to start, but there are no mentions of illegals on welfare, or SSI. One of my biggest gripes is that while I have Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Ins., and will pay up 100% of all medical cost for me, and the wife, under most situations, and a min. of 80% for those cases when I don't follow the plan. The Federal Government has made Medicare the Primary form of payment, meaning that the Government will pay 80% of all my medical expenses, and then file on Blue Cross/Blue Shield for the remaining 20%. This is just nuts! I'm paying big money for the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Ins., why not let them pay the 80 - 100%, and let Medicare pick up the rest?

  3. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2008
    SW Florida, land of NO snow!
    I hear you on the illegals. I got them running around everywhere here. Time to deport them and make our own do nothings do the work that illegals do now or else no welfare checks. We could save a bunch of money by not giving it to foreign nations who s*** on us. I could go on and on...........
  4. Inthewind1976

    Inthewind1976 Member

    Oct 1, 2008
    Central Pennsylvania
  5. dad2thebone

    dad2thebone New Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    I'll go along with that. we got em coming over the fence and to pay their way hauling dope along. frys me that they move in a house get subsidized housing then bring in 10 more ,stuff em all over and then get food stamps to boot! so thats 8 incomes x 4 weeks at say 300 a week each hmmm 9600 a month. wow thats how it goes here. no wonder everybody has a new car.
  6. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2008
    DAV, Deep in the Pineywoods of E. Texas!
    The way the welfare system is structured in America, there just isn't a lot we can do with it. Welfare mainly goes to women with children, and prohibits men in the house hold. Put the women to work, and then you got to pay for child care. It doesn't look good for us!
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