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#4841210 - 01/20/11 GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without?  
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House GOP Lists $2.5 Trillion in Spending Cuts



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 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.

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#4841231 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: Steve]  
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International Fund for Ireland.....like the beer. grin


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#4841287 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: Steve]  
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Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act. More than $1 billion annually.


As long as I can still get bacon for breakfast grin, I can live with all of those and hopefully more. miles


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#4841289 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: RAS2]  
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"Title X Family Planning. $318 million annual savings."

Saves 10 times that in welfare and prison later. Anything that makes dead beats breed a little bit less is money well spent.

#4841298 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: aspade]  
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Quit funding wellfare for able bodied adults. miles


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#4841337 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: Steve]  
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Originally Posted by Steve
Beach Replenishment. $95 million annual savings.
On that ENTIRE list that's the only thing I even had to think about. I thought about it. That's up to the individual states.
So to answer your question, NO! And it would be really really REALLY be great if some of those happened.


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#4841377 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: GeauxLSU]  
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Essential Air Service I would be worried about. That funds most of the commercial flights to anywhere in Alaska other than Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks. Lots of the small commuter type airlines that fly around the midwest operate on EAS money. Of any that I saw on there, that cut could actually hurt. Plenty of small businesses get EAS money.


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#4841386 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: GeauxLSU]  
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After a quick run through of the list, I'd say carry on.

However, due to the interconnectedness of these things (those pesky, far reaching tentacles) that we can't immediately see I would further say that our lives would be somewhat interrupted.

So continue on, after all, we have to cut those things to find out what we cut. Sound familiar?


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#4841413 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: GeauxLSU]  
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Originally Posted by GeauxLSU
Originally Posted by Steve
Beach Replenishment. $95 million annual savings.
On that ENTIRE list that's the only thing I even had to think about. I thought about it. That's up to the individual states.
So to answer your question, NO! And it would be really really REALLY be great if some of those happened.


I thought the same thing, as I've yet to see any improvement of a beach that didn't have a legislator's house on top of it.


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#4841416 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: Timberlake]  
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I didn't see anything on there about switching to some kind of flat tax, thereby reducing the IRS payroll by X%


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#4841436 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: Rock Chuck]  
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It would be sad to see Amtrak disappear, but I'm not real satisfied with the current level of long distance service anyway and what I'd like would probably be prohibitively expensive, so I'd reluctantly agree to let it go. It's just not worth that kind of money.


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#4841693 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: Jayhawker]  
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I didn't see Dept of Education and Dept. of Energy. Give education back to the states and the dept. of energy never really had a mission that I can tell. kwg


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#4841719 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: kwg020]  
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#4841731 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: kwg020]  
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Originally Posted by kwg020
I didn't see Dept of Education and Dept. of Energy. Give education back to the states and the dept. of energy never really had a mission that I can tell. kwg
Blasphemy! The Dept. of Energy was created in the 70s in the Carter administration to help eliminate our dependence on foreign oil!
Oh... wait a minute.... blush


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#4841758 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: GeauxLSU]  
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The only keeper on the list as far as I am concerned is the MEP program. It really pays for itself multiple times over in the competitive efficiencies of small and medium companies.



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#4841767 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: denton]  
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you know what, we're way in debt. i'm not saying we have to be completely out of debt, but we have to reduce it.

and sometimes you have to cut out some things that hurt a little bit. i don't see anything on that list that hurts even a little bit. which tells me there's plenty more fat to trim.

#4841772 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: GeauxLSU]  
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1. End the oil depletion allowance for trillion $ oil companies and plain ol' billion $ oil companies.

2. End the non-tax status of all religions.

3. End paying farmers not to farm.

4. End crop subsidies.

5. Require farmers to build their own levees around their own fields.

That's a good start.

#4841784 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: Junior1942]  
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Originally Posted by Junior1942
1. End the oil depletion allowance for trillion $ oil companies and plain ol' billion $ oil companies.

2. End the non-tax status of all religions.

3. End paying farmers not to farm.

4. End crop subsidies.

5. Require farmers to build their own levees around their own fields.

That's a good start.
I'll support #2 (FULLY!) when the government gets out of the charity business. I will immediately support ending the exempt status for those charities that don't abide by the non political requirements of their 501c status though!


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#4841896 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: GeauxLSU]  
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I really like those DavisBacon act paychecks, besides that was a Republican act when it was passed.


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#4841898 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: amax155]  
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Originally Posted by amax155
I really like those DavisBacon act paychecks, besides that was a Republican act when it was passed.
Another case of why the 'minimum wage' cost way WAY more than the 'minimum wage'.


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#4841914 - 01/20/11 Re: GOPS's Spending cuts: Anything on the list you couldn't live without? [Re: Steve]  
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International Fund for Ireland. $17 million annual savings.

Hey, we can't cut funding to Ireland!!!!!!! eek grin

Nope, it can all go.


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