Skip to comments.Obama budget increases NIH, education spending
Posted on 01/31/2010 2:19:17 AM PST by UAConservative
WASHINGTON - President Obama will send a $3.8 trillion budget to Congress tomorrow for the coming fiscal year that would increase financing for education and for civilian research programs by more than 6 percent and provide $25 billion for cash-starved states, even as he seeks to freeze much domestic spending for the rest of his term.
The budget for fiscal 2011, which begins in October, will identify the winners and losers behind Obamas proposal for a three-year freeze of a portion of the budget. Many programs at the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Energy Department are in line for increases, along with the Census Bureau.
Among the losers would be some public works projects of the Army Corps of Engineers, two historic preservation programs, and NASAs mission to return to the moon, which would be ended as the administration seeks to reorient the space program to use private companies for launchings.
Obama is recycling some proposals from last year, including one to end redundant payments for land restoration at abandoned coal mines; Western lawmakers blocked it in 2009. Obama will propose a total of $20 billion in such savings for the coming fiscal year.
Exempted from the cuts are national security, veterans programs, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security - the most expensive and fastest-growing areas of the budget. By filling in the details behind the freeze, the administration hopes to show critics that it used a scalpel rather than an ax to keep spending for the targeted domestic agencies to $447 billion annually through 2013, saving $10 billion in the coming fiscal year.
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We are not fooled.
Obama wants a financial blitzkrieg for the 2010 mid terms!!
BO is running the FDR playbook of Federal patronage/bribery. It doesn't matter anymore. The people see progressives for what they are, and they will fail miserably in the 2010 elections.
It's time to party like it's 1938!
“Many programs at the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Energy Department are in line for increases, along with the Census Bureau.”
National Institute for Health. That’s the outfit that spends money doing studies on chicom prostitutes’ suicide rates and the prevention of same. They also did a study, I believe in Argentina, of homosexuals in gay bars that showed the more alcohol they consumed the more promiscuous they became.
They did some other studies involving prostitution in foreign countries.
The census bureau. They need more money so they can pay acorn and like minded organizations to “count” people so they can increase congressional representation in dem areas.
They always procide mor money for Education and yet our schools teach less now than ever before.