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List of Republican proposed budget cuts

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by porky, Aug 23, 2012.

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  1. porky

    porky TS Member

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    This was sent to me, so if any of this gets you upset or you think is untrue, call your congressman because I don't care. If any of or all of these things are true and they are eliminated, they will help eliminate your grandchildren's indebtedness that obama has created.

    LIST OF PROPOSED REPUBLICAN BUDGET CUTS


    Notice S.S. and the military are NOT on this list.

    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 duplicating 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.

    * Freedom CAR 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 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???

    * 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 all this doing in the budget in the first place?
     
  2. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Mohair subsidies? WTF, how did so many ratholes to pour cash down did they create in the last 40 years? I know they spent a quarter million to study the sex habits of earthworms, but that was a one time deal.

    OK now I want all to read the above link. The Cato institute is a well respected think tank with no political ax to grind.

    I agree with just about all the items they have listed, and together with the OP's list we should be solvent in a few short years.

    *sigh*...........fat chance.

    HM
     
  3. sernv99

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    They need more:


    - Dissolve the National Park Service and sell the rights to all federal parks to private entities. No need for my taxes to fund the running of any national parks outside of my commuting area since I'm not enjoying it. Likewise, dissolve the Bureau of Land Management. If someone wants to hunt elk in Colorado on federal land, why in the hell would I pay taxes to support that? A private entity should take over the land and charge sportsman to physically access to hunt/fish and to maintain the land. Pay to play.
     
  4. crusha

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    Ooh...it sounds like we must've touched on one of Sir 99's pet pork projects. Mr. Faux Libertarian Big Government Spender comes out of his hole in the rock with a ploy to get "hunters" all riled up over their "wasteful" pork projects.


    Get your popcorn, folks.
     
  5. bigdogtx

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    servn99,,,,,isn't there a "tax" on ammo and firearms to fund the national parks????
     
  6. sernv99

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    "isn't there a "tax" on ammo and firearms to fund the national parks"


    bigdogtx: tell me something, do you really believe "taxes" from sporting equipment goes to pay the budget of the National Park Service or Bureau of Land Management? Do you think a Park Ranger earns his salary and benefits from taxes on ammo and guns or the senior executives at BLM have their salaries paid for by taxes collected by ammo and firearms LMAO Geez, go get yourself educated.


    Having the federal gov't fund activities that are not a necessity for a physically able bodied person to support him/herself should be cut, if people are calling for a restraint on spending. But some on here are as bad as liberals: they want to protect their "fiefdoms" at the expense of others. Man, I love hypocrites :)
     
  7. crusha

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    A hypocrite is a defense establishment employee who sucks a future pension off the taxpayer, while posing as a Libertarian on a shooting site.
     
  8. Shooting Sailor

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    Sernv99 - You have got to be the most empty headed poster on this site. Regardless of the cost of national parks, they are one of the greatest things ever created by the American government. Where else in the world other than North America do you find masses of land of all types, from ocean shore to mountain tops, swamp and desert, big timber and prairie and Arctic tundra? All of it accessible by anyone who wants to put forth the effort to do so. Without these vast tracts of land owned and managed by the government on behalf of the people, there would be nothing to compare the rest of the messed up country to. Urban sprawl, logged off forests replanted as monoculture plantations, corporate farms using tons of chemicals to keep the natural plants from intruding, all these seem to be natural to most people, until they actually experience the beauty and majesty of a REAL natural environment.

    As for turning federal land and the game thereon over to private entities to manage for profit, that works really well in the rest of the world! An average Joe can't afford to hunt in his own country in most of the world, and most native species have been extirpated in most of Europe and Asia. The North American model of wildlife management is THE big success story in wildlife management worldwide. Other than a few species such as the buffalo and passenger pigeon, there are more animals roaming North America today than there were before the white man arrived. This is strictly due to the wildlife management practices of governments over the last approximately 150 years, using scientists to study the animals and develop management practices to allow them to multiply and provide huntable surpluses for the citizens. This scientific management has prevented the extinction of some species, and brought others back from the brink. Some species, such as the Whitetail deer, have gone beyond just huntable surpluses, and have exploded in population, to where they are becoming pests.

    These success stories would never happen under private management, as is evidenced by looking elsewhere in the world, nor would private enterprise allow the average Joe to take his family into their managed lands, at least not without an astronomical entry fee. If this is the world you wish to live in, then I pity you and your shortsightedness, but it is most definitely NOT the world I, and I venture to guess, most of the other TSers, want to live in. Please, before spouting your inanities, give some thought to what you are about to say, and what the potential ramifications of your maunderings would be.
     
  9. timberfaller

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    The "success" stories are fast disappearing with the re-introduction of the Wolf!!

    They just couldn't leave well enough alone!

    Brought to you locally by eco-freaks and state and federal government agency's looking for more "Tax payers" dollars!

    Just as stupid as "shooting" and leaving lay where they fall, the Mt. Goats in the Olympic's here, to save a "wild" plant that the Goats ate! Eco Freaks, loonier than liberals!!
     
  10. Brian in Oregon

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    I remember that not long ago odumbo gave the alueian islands to russia and control of the national parks to the united nations!!!!
     
  12. slowdp

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    The cuts look like the tip of the iceberg. Cuts will get ugly or the USSA will die! Geter done early and avoid total collapse.
     
  13. slowdp

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    The federal government better keep the national parks. They can allow China to mine them to pay back the loans.
     
  14. gdbabin

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    These proposed cuts are all rhetoric. Fun to banter about but in reality, the status quoe will dominate with a few minor tweeks with a GOP win.



    How many times over how many administrations have we been pumped-up for big changes going in, only to be dissapointed with the reality of the subsequent result?


    It is a really big job to learn in just four years. A tougher one yet to be effectual in with the obstacles faced, and the three short years before the campaign starts all over again...


    One does need to start somewhere though. They will pick the easy ones, those likely to result in the least political colateral damage, and then crow about their magnicificant accomplishment.




    Guy Babin
     
  15. shadow

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    A great thing to cut out of the budget wuld be our membership in the U.N. Sell the building in new York to Donald Trump to turn into a casino !!!!
     
  16. Bluzman98

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    The two best budget cuts would be the salaries paid to Obama and Biden......the savings thereafter would be exponential.

    JMHO

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    I benefited from the BLM program. I went to Wyoming on 3 different occasions to hunt. All those times I was on BLM land. The tally is 1 antelope and 1 mule deer. I say keep this program going so the working man can afford a western hunt.

    Joe
     
  18. slide action

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    Shadow--Agree with ending the UN --- Get the U.S. OUT of the UN and the UN OUT of the U.S.!!!!!
     
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    Unfortunately this is all small chencge compared to the cuts that are needed. And it is going to hurt us all in one way or another. It is the price that we will all pay for all these years of funding whatever program that would garner votes. Are you all willing to take the hit?
    dju
     
  20. sernv99

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    Shooting Sailor: my post was sarcasm because whenever someone posts these types of lists of cuts, they always leave out obvious cuts of programs that are extracirrcular in nature.

    So someone advocates this cut:

    Applied Research at Department of Energy -- $1.27 billion annual savings


    Well DoE does a lot of advanced research of technology, both for civil and military applications. All of the National Labs are under DoE management and this is where they do the advanced research for supercomputing, weapons design, etc.

    Yet no one wants to cut the National Park Service, where there budget is just over $3 BILLION. What's more important, designing better weapon systems for the military to maintain our superpower status or fund national parks that Joe Blow Fiddlesticks can enjoy with his family? I'll take the first choice please.
     
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