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LIST OF REPUBLICAN CUTS IN PAUL RYAN'S PLAN
TeaParty.org ^ | 9/23/2012 | Ralph E Wall

Posted on 09/25/2012 9:16:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Clearly, Paul Ryan knows how to make the cuts necessary to get this country back on track.
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 and pass it on to as many as you can.
* 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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: budget; cuts; paulryan

1 posted on 09/25/2012 9:16:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

FACTCHECK.ORG has looked at the above cuts and concluded thusly... (See here: http://factcheck.org/2012/08/about-those-republican-cuts/ )

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Q: Would a “list of Republican budget cuts” by the “new Republican House” slash $2.5 trillion from federal spending over 10 years?

A: The list is real. But so far, there has been no action on the bill, which was sponsored by 33 conservative GOP House members.

CLICK ON ABOVE LINK FOR THE REST...


2 posted on 09/25/2012 9:18:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

The military needs to be on the list too. A lot of waste there also.


3 posted on 09/25/2012 9:23:30 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Well, Sequestration has been triggered to the tune of $50 Billion a year ... how does that sound?


4 posted on 09/25/2012 9:24:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

On the list: * John C. Stennis Center Subsidy — $430,000 annual savings.

Of course the dems will be against this cut even though Mrs O kind of mentioned Stennis in her rant the other day. Maybe the money is for chairs!?!

During her speech she told the story pasted below. What she forgot to mention was that the committee chairman was a DEMOCRAT, John Stennis, chairman from 1969-1981. But I’m sure the lefty press will be reporting that fact straight away. /s

“Now, this work wasn’t always easy, especially in the early years, when many members of this caucus faced challenges they never could have anticipated. For example, back in the early ‘70s, Congressman Ron Dellums was appointed to the Armed Services Committee — (applause) — as was Congresswoman Pat Schroeder. Displeased about having both a woman and an African American assigned to his committee, the chairman at the time added just one seat to the committee room — and he forced the two of them to share it. But Congressman Dellums was unphased. He said to Congresswoman Schroeder, “Let’s not give these guys the luxury of knowing they can get under our skin. Let’s sit here and share this chair as if it’s the most normal thing in the world.” (Laughter.)


5 posted on 09/25/2012 9:29:49 AM PDT by anonsquared
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To: SeekAndFind

On the list: * John C. Stennis Center Subsidy — $430,000 annual savings.

Of course the dems will be against this cut even though Mrs O kind of mentioned Stennis in her rant the other day. Maybe the money is for chairs!?!

During her speech she told the story pasted below. What she forgot to mention was that the committee chairman was a DEMOCRAT, John Stennis, chairman from 1969-1981. But I’m sure the lefty press will be reporting that fact straight away. /s

“Now, this work wasn’t always easy, especially in the early years, when many members of this caucus faced challenges they never could have anticipated. For example, back in the early ‘70s, Congressman Ron Dellums was appointed to the Armed Services Committee — (applause) — as was Congresswoman Pat Schroeder. Displeased about having both a woman and an African American assigned to his committee, the chairman at the time added just one seat to the committee room — and he forced the two of them to share it. But Congressman Dellums was unphased. He said to Congresswoman Schroeder, “Let’s not give these guys the luxury of knowing they can get under our skin. Let’s sit here and share this chair as if it’s the most normal thing in the world.” (Laughter.)


6 posted on 09/25/2012 9:29:49 AM PDT by anonsquared
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To: anonsquared

According to Factcheck.org regarding this item to cut:

* Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress.

A “death gratuity” is paid to the surviving spouse and/or children of a member of Congress who dies in office. The amount is equal to a year’s pay, according to the Congressional Research Service. For example, a $136,700 payment was added to a fiscal year 2000 appropriations bill for the wife of Rep. George E. Brown Jr., of California, a Democrat who served 18 terms in Congress (four from 1963-1971 and 14 from 1973-1999, when he died).

Separate legislation, including a bill sponsored by Rep. Bill Posey of Florida, has been proposed to eliminate the “death gratuity.” No action has been taken on that bill, either.


7 posted on 09/25/2012 9:32:20 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: anonsquared

FACTCHECK.ORG LOOKED AT THIS CANDIDATE FOR CUTS:

“$1 billion in “unpaid taxes by federal employees.”

That’s accurate. The Washington Post wrote about it in January: “About 98,000 federal, postal and congressional employees owed $1.03 billion in unpaid taxes at the end of fiscal 2010, according to records provided by the Internal Revenue Service.”

Jordan’s bill and a similar bill introduced by Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah would allow the federal government to fire federal employees with “seriously delinquent tax debt.” By a 263-114 vote, the House passed Chaffetz’s bill in July, and it has been referred to the Senate.

(Question: What’s Harry Reid doing with this bill?)


8 posted on 09/25/2012 9:34:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts

Geography isn't my strong point. Somebody help me out here.
9 posted on 09/25/2012 9:36:28 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d call that a good start.

How about:

EPA
HUD
Education
Homeland Security

and a collection of other obsolete and useless functions you can take your picks here. Don’t get lost, you could spend days here looking at all the crap we pay for that you never heard of or even imagined we pay for.

http://www.usa.gov/Agencies.shtml


10 posted on 09/25/2012 9:46:57 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.s)
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To: Sequoyah101

FACTCHECK.ORG does not dispute the above list of proposed cuts, but makes the following observation:

So, yes, the list of “Republican budget cuts” is real. But historically it has been difficult to make such deep cuts in the budget, and some of the proposed cuts go further than even the Republican leaders so far have been willing to support.


11 posted on 09/25/2012 9:50:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sorry about the double post.

Regarding: * Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees — $1 billion total savings.

Why isn’t the IRS already docking the pay or retirement of the Fed workers who owe this money including interest and penalties?


12 posted on 09/25/2012 9:51:49 AM PDT by anonsquared
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To: anonsquared

RE: Why isn’t the IRS already docking the pay or retirement of the Fed workers who owe this money including interest and penalties?

well, here’s another question -— HOW MANY OF THIS DELINQUENT TAX PAYERS WORK FOR THE IRS?

Is the IRS going to prosecute itself?


13 posted on 09/25/2012 9:56:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why is the Panama Canal Commission still listed as a U.S. Government Independent Agency? I thought the peanut farmer gave it away already.

http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/Independent.shtml

The Millennium Challenge Corporation? WTH?

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia? It takes a Federal Agency for this?

African Development Foundation? This seems to be working really well?

Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Interagency Coordinating Committee

Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission

Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group

J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Japan-United States Friendship Commission
Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries
Joint Fire Science Program

Morris K. Udall Foundation: Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy

National Indian Gaming Commission Indian gaming seems to be doing just fine


14 posted on 09/25/2012 10:00:17 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.s)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obviosly they haven’t been. If the rest of us decide not to pay our taxes this year, can we demand equal protection under the law since the tax law is not being enforced on federal workers?


15 posted on 09/25/2012 10:02:31 AM PDT by anonsquared
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To: Sequoyah101

RE: Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

Maybe they believe that Financial Crisis is going to be a PERMANENT STATE.


16 posted on 09/25/2012 10:02:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ryan's list is a meager start. Eliminate the following and we will have more freedom and liberty: USDA, ED, DOE, HHS, HUD, and DOL. Then cut the Dept. of Commerce budget by 90%, DOD by 20%, DOJ by 40%, DHS by 30%, and State by 50%. Then give back all federal lands to the states, yes national parks included, and let the states do what they wish. (Read that as drill here, drill now.) Then we cut DOI’s budget by 90%.

Other eliminations would include all boards, commissions, committees and quasi-official agencies.

I am positive I can live without all that government.

17 posted on 09/25/2012 10:02:52 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (The truth hurts)
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To: SeekAndFind

2.5 Trillion over 10 years is BS, we need over a trillion every year.


18 posted on 09/25/2012 10:03:01 AM PDT by Ratman83
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Re: we need over a trillion every year.

Well, we can start by going back to the 2008 PRE-FINANCIAL CRISIS budget and work from there.

All these over a trillion dollars spending and deficit came about as a result of the housing meltdown and the crisis in Wall Street.

Why are we now making this deficit a permanent state of affairs?

Many people don’t realize this or even know this... but the US budget deficit was SHRINKING every year up to 2007 ( when the Dems took over both houses in Congress ). By 2007, the deficit was a mere $160 billion.

Yep, that was under the hated George W. Bush and we were also fighting two wars then.


19 posted on 09/25/2012 10:07:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: Ratman83

20 posted on 09/25/2012 10:10:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

PFL


21 posted on 09/25/2012 10:13:03 AM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ryan plan:TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years

Obama plan:Tax and repeat tax and repeat...............


22 posted on 09/25/2012 10:13:19 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I agree. Also, tell the South Koreans, Japanese, and Europeans that they can either start reimbursing the American taxpayer for their defense or we bring our troops home. Send a bill to Canada for the de-facto military we have been providing to them for years. And bring our troops home from the middle eastern hell holes and station them along our borders. Let them spend their military pay stimulating our economy.


23 posted on 09/25/2012 10:17:18 AM PDT by anonsquared
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To: SeekAndFind
'but the US budget deficit was SHRINKING every year up to 2007 '

The budget was also going UP every year.

24 posted on 09/25/2012 10:22:16 AM PDT by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: anonsquared

Defending the world against the USSR fulfilled any obligation. The Cold War defense posture should be considered a special and temporary case, not an endless burden.


25 posted on 09/25/2012 10:28:53 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Then the You’re-a-peons couldn’t spend their $ on welfare and Statists in Congress couldn’t claim to be ‘pro-military’.


26 posted on 09/25/2012 10:49:31 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why can’t they do these reductions in one year?


27 posted on 09/25/2012 10:50:07 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: SeekAndFind

The other thing not examined in the 2.5 Trillion reduction is that every government program shut down represents government employees or people on the government tit who will now have to go get jobs which contribute to GDP rather than drain it. What will that value added to the market place do for our tax revenues?


28 posted on 09/25/2012 10:53:08 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: SeekAndFind

Yep.


29 posted on 09/25/2012 11:03:50 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: SeekAndFind
A “death gratuity” is paid to the surviving spouse and/or children of a member of Congress who dies in office

I sure hope the taxpayers aren't supporting that freak of nature offspring of Sonny Bono.

30 posted on 09/25/2012 11:29:33 AM PDT by GunsAndBibles (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: GunsAndBibles

RE: A “death gratuity” is paid to the surviving spouse and/or children of a member of Congress who dies in office

Paid for maybe by the “death tax” on ordinary hardworking tax payers who worked hard their whole life and saved too much ...


31 posted on 09/25/2012 11:49:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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RE: The budget was also going UP every year.

I have no problems with that with the following proviso in mind:

1) Keep an eye on TAX REVENUE, you cannot increase the budget if your revenue is SHRINKING.

2) Increase the budget based on this normal rule : Inflation rate plus population growth.


32 posted on 09/25/2012 11:51:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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