Thursday, June 30, 2011

Stuff to cut from the budget, a Claw supplement

This info came to me in multiple e-mails.

TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over next Ten Years
These are the programs (55) that the Republican House has proposed cutting. Read to the end, and if it sounds like proper fiscal management please forward to your list of folks who will approve of these cuts.....
These cuts do not require partisan consideration. They're non-essential - and BOTH parties should agree to simply eliminate all of those listed your Representative!
1) Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy. $445 million annual savings.
2) "Save America's Treasures" Program. $25 million annual savings.
3) International Fund for Ireland. $17 million annual savings.
4) . Legal Services Corporation. $420 million annual savings.
5) . National Endowment for the Arts. $167.5 million annual savings.
6) National Endowment for the Humanities. $167.5 million annual savings.
7) Hope VI Program.. $250 million annual savings.
8) Amtrak Subsidies. $1.565 billion annual savings.
9) Eliminate duplicative education programs. H. R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually .............get it passed, eliminate all 68
10) U.S. Trade Development Agency. $55 million annual savings.
11) Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy. $20 million annual savings.
12) Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding. $47 million annual savings.
13) John C. Stennis Center Subsidy. $430,000 annual savings.
14) Community Development Fund. $4.5 billion annual savings.
15) Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid. $24 million annual savings.
16) Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half. $7.5 billion annual savings
17) Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20%. $600 million annual savings.
18) Essential Air Service. $150 million annual savings.
19) Technology Innovation Program. $70 million annual savings.
20) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program. $125 million annual savings.
21) Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization. $530 million annual savings.
22) Beach Replenishment. $95 million annual savings.
23) New Starts Transit. $2 billion annual savings.
24) Exchange Programs for Alaska , Natives Native Hawaiians , and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts . $9 million annual savings
25) Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants. $2.5 billion annual savings.
26) Title X Family Planning. $318 million annual savings.
27) Appalachian Regional Commission. $76 million annual savings.
28) Economic Development Administration. $293 million annual savings.
29) Programs under the National and Community Services Act. $1.15 billion annual savings.
30) Applied Research at Department of Energy. $1.27 billion annual savings.
31) FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership. $200 million annual savings.
32) Energy Star Program. $52 million annual savings.
33) Economic Assistance to Egypt. $250 million annually.
34) U.S. Agency for International Development. $1.39 billion annual savings.
35) General Assistance to District of Columbia. $210 million annual savings.
36) Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. $150 million annual savings.
37) Presidential Campaign Fund. $775 million savings over ten years.
38) No funding for federal office space acquisition. $864 million annual savings.
39) End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
40) Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act. More than $1 billion annually.
41) 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.
42) Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees. $1 billion total savings. WHAT?!?!
43) Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees. $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
44) Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of. $15 billion total savings.
45) Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress.
46) Eliminate Mohair Subsidies. $1 million annual savings.
47) Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. $12.5 million annual savings
48) Eliminate Market Access Program. $200 million annual savings.
49) USDA Sugar Program. $14 million annual savings.
50) Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). $93 million annual savings.
51) Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. $56.2 million annual savings.
52) Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs. $900 million savings.
53) Ready to Learn TV Program. $27 million savings..
54) HUD Ph.D. Program. (?)
55) Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years

The question is: What was all this doing in the budget in the first place?


  1. You didn't see that in the Constitution? Both political parties did. OK,OK sarcasm off. This looks like a SHORT list.

  2. After reading this, and knowing what else is in the federal budget, this is an EXTREMELY short list. If all the items which should be cut were listed this list would be at a minimum five times longer.

  3. No doubt more could be added to that list.


  4. I could easily add stuff like.....
    Dept of Education
    Dept of Housing and Urban Development
    Office of the First Lady

  5. And... ya' gotta remember.

    All this money came out of YOUR pockets.

    Figure out how much more could be saved if we withdrew our financial support for the UN.
    If we withdrew from NATO
    If we closed foreign bases that have not been of strategic value since WWII. Or at least since the end of the Cold War.
    If we cut off all funds to countries other than our proven allies.
    How about cutting off all retirement programs for Senate and House members?
    The original intent of our congress was not to be a full time job.
    A retirement after 2 years is a little ridiculous, even if this were Greece it would be ridiculous.

  6. "Office of the First Lady"

    Double-wide chair to accomodate her fat butt...


I welcome your comments, but beware that I do review them before allowing them to be seen. While I allow opposing points of view, I discard stoooopidity and trollish comments.