19 July 2011

Proposed Cuts from The GOP This Session Would Save $2.5 Trillion Over 10 Years...

• 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 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 ..

• also cut HUD Ph.D.Program, the
 Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act, etc.

$2.5 Trillion over ten years

And nobody's going to miss any of this crap- 
not real-world taxpayers, anyway.
-h/t Kirby-


Randy-g said...

A good start...

Reaganite Republican said...

Yep- without entitlements, it's just that... a start

Anonymous said...

This pretty much shows why the GOP is not serious about cutting the deficit.

Obama increased the budget by 1 trillion plus dollars.

The GOP is trying to cut 250 billion PER YEAR from the budget and patting themselves on the back for doing a GREAT JOB at cutting.


1 trillion increase minus 250 billion cuts........


The GOP is agreeing to a 750 billion dollar budget increase.

Cutting all this stuff above shows how much they are all beholden to special interests.

We are all BEING FF'ed by the politicians.

I say let them raise taxes all they want......then when the economy tanks, double dips and everyone realizes the progressive democrats are the ones responsible for their plight.........

They will lose ANOTHER 65 democrats in the house and 15 senators in 2012.

Obama will be looking for a new job and the GOP can get busy with the real business of restoring fiscal sanity and paying down the debt.

NOT just stopping the spending but actually PAYING DOWN THE DEBT.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Make the cuts after eliminating the deficit and you've got something.

innominatus said...

I mostly agree with Anon. But still, it is somewhat remarkable how the dialog has shifted from "should government grow a little or a lot" to "should the cuts be big or small." I hatehatehate the phrase "paradigm shift" but I think we starting to see one.

conservativesonfire said...

Politicians think they are on expense accounts so why not tip big.

Reaganite Republican said...

Change is in the air... that paradigm shift courtesy of the TEA Party for the most part

Trestin said...

I'm always harping on the Republicans, but their recent push for a balenced budget amendment is exactly what we need. Let's hope they have the courage to stick to their guns.

Matt said...

That is a great start. Right off the bat. Then, there would need to be more cuts, but a nice start none the less.

Steve Dennis said...

What a list of waste! I agree with Randy and Matt, this is a good start, and we must start somewhere. Hopefully there will be more to follow after this.

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