Absolutely Jaw Dropping!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Legion489, Jul 27, 2016.

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  1. Legion489

    Legion489 Rev. 2:19 Banned

    Absolutely Jaw Dropping!



    A List of 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.

    Please 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'S 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

    * 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?

    Please send to everyone you know......... OR WISH TO KNOW .......

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  2. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I do not see the elimination of the $60B-$70B in Foreign Aid so there is obviously more work to be done...
  3. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    “The America of my time line is a laboratory example of what can happen to democracies, what has eventually happened to all perfect democracies throughout all histories. A perfect democracy, a ‘warm body’ democracy in which every adult may vote and all votes count equally, has no internal feedback for self-correction. It depends solely on the wisdom and self-restraint of citizens… which is opposed by the folly and lack of self-restraint of other citizens. What is supposed to happen in a democracy is that each sovereign citizen will always vote in the public interest for the safety and welfare of all. But what does happen is that he votes his own self-interest as he sees it… which for the majority translates as ‘Bread and Circuses.’

    ‘Bread and Circuses’ is the cancer of democracy, the fatal disease for which there is no cure. Democracy often works beautifully at first. But once a state extends the franchise to every warm body, be he producer or parasite, that day marks the beginning of the end of the state. For when the plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that the productive members of the body politic cannot stop them, they will do so, until the state bleeds to death, or in its weakened condition the state succumbs to an invader—the barbarians enter Rome.”
  4. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Or the elimination of our funding to the U.N.
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  5. Seepalaces

    Seepalaces Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Elimination of dept of ed altogether...
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  6. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    Hell with elimination of funding, send that festering shithole of a conclave to France or some other Agenda 21 country.
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  7. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Keep technology innovation program and manufacturing extension program. Keep applied research at the department of energy. These things are good for keeping our manufacturing R&D up. Cut UN funding and ALL funding to countries that hate us. Keep some of the national endowment for the arts bit only fund musical stuff. What passes for "art" these days is disgusting.
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  8. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    That's a good one! And, why in the world is the Federal government involved in local education? To include the giving of loans to university students?

    @AD1 "Hell with elimination of funding, send that festering shithole of a conclave to France..."
    I always thought that the place it should be is Switzerland. I mean, they're neutral, right? I'm not neutral in any shape or form nor is my country. We're Americans, non-apologetic Americans... So, they should want to leave and leave soon.
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