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House GOP Lists $2.5 Trillion in Spending Cuts
U.S. News & World Report ^ | 01/20/2011 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 01/20/2011 11:46:26 AM PST by WildSnail

Moving aggressively to make good on election promises to slash the federal budget, the House GOP today unveiled an eye-popping plan to eliminate $2.5 trillion in spending over the next 10 years. Gone would be Amtrak subsidies, fat checks to the Legal Services Corporation and National Endowment for the Arts, and some $900 million to run President Obama's healthcare reform program.

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Lots of program reductions and outright elimination. $2.5 Trillion over 10 years is a good start.
1 posted on 01/20/2011 11:46:32 AM PST by WildSnail
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To: WildSnail

Sounds like defunding will solve our lease agreement with the chinese


2 posted on 01/20/2011 11:48:14 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V.........................................FOR VOMIT)
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To: WildSnail
eliminate $2.5 trillion in spending over the next 10 years

How about over one year?

3 posted on 01/20/2011 11:50:34 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: WildSnail

Name your favorite government program or agency you would like to see defunded! The list should then be compiled and sent to House GOP to stimulate further cuts.


4 posted on 01/20/2011 11:54:32 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: WildSnail
"$900 billion for [obamacare]"

Removing a PLANNED INCREASE is NOT a cut reset ALL spending to 2008 levels and go DOWN from there. a 10% across the board decrease would be a nice start.

5 posted on 01/20/2011 11:55:02 AM PST by Mr. K (There are 10 types of people those who know BINARY and those who don't)
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To: SamuraiScot
"How about over one year?"

They had to make it look bigger so the media can begin the chatter about old people eating dog food and the children dying from lack of health care.

6 posted on 01/20/2011 11:55:02 AM PST by hometoroost (From Hope and Change to Gropin' Some Strange)
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To: SamuraiScot
that would be a good start. this is a joke.
7 posted on 01/20/2011 11:55:36 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Name your favorite government program or agency you would like to see defunded!

NPR

8 posted on 01/20/2011 11:57:21 AM PST by glorgau
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To: WildSnail

Yes good “start”.I’d like to see us go back to budgets more in line with the late 1970’s before all of these uneeeded departments like energy and education were formed.Take a machette to the budget not kiddie scissors!


9 posted on 01/20/2011 11:57:52 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: glorgau

Dept of “Education”!


10 posted on 01/20/2011 11:59:29 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: SamuraiScot

Rush was on a roll yesterday. Do away with FCC,unconstitutional Czars of BO’s for starts. So many cuts or eliminations had me shoutin’ in my truck....wish I could remember more but I’ve been asleep since then. :)


11 posted on 01/20/2011 12:01:11 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: chris_bdba

“Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. $12.5 million annual savings.”

How about eliminating all money to the United Nations.


12 posted on 01/20/2011 12:01:38 PM PST by Ed Condon (Give 'em a heading, an altitude, and a reason.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Dept. of Energy

NPR

EPA Dept.

13 posted on 01/20/2011 12:02:43 PM PST by Licensed-To-Carry (Hey Obama! All you have done is awaken a sleeping giant and filled us with a terrible resolve!!)
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To: WildSnail
$2.5 Trillion over 10 years is a good start.

Not in my book. Given the amount Federal spending has increased since the Bambam took over, it should be three times that, at least.

14 posted on 01/20/2011 12:05:52 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

EPA
FCC
HHS


15 posted on 01/20/2011 12:06:07 PM PST by matt04
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To: WildSnail

I particularly like the on that eliminates Energy Star. Last year we bought two such appliances to replace old units. One was a dishwasher. It takes 99 minutes to do a wash and dry cycle. If we don’t almost hand wash the dishes and pots and pans prior to placing them in the dishwasher, it will not clean them and they are seldom completely dried even though the power dry feature is used. Old unit took from 30 to 45 minutes and unless there was baked on food deposits on the dishes or pots, they always came out sparkling clean and completely dry.

Another opportunity to cut government spending is to eliminate Head Start in all public school districts that offer prekindergarten. There is no need for duplicate the services.

The other appliance was a upright freezer. It is also ES and it is so noisy you can hardly stay in the same room with it. Runs considerably more than the 20 year old unit that it replaced. I am convinced that the Energy Star rating is a complete hoax. I also read that many time the government employees at the DOE that are responsible for testing and certifying ES appliances many times don’t do the necessary testing and just give the appliance an ES rating. I say do away with this vast waste of tax money.


16 posted on 01/20/2011 12:06:47 PM PST by Saltmeat
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To: Dawgreg

I heard his list and was thinking “I sure wish I had a pen and could write that fast.”

NPR - Limiting Free Speech
CZARs - Unconstitutional
EPA
etc.


17 posted on 01/20/2011 12:07:13 PM PST by Gvl_M3
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To: WildSnail

Restore mohair funding and the HUD doctoral program at once and take the money out of Homeland Security instead!


18 posted on 01/20/2011 12:07:31 PM PST by firebrand
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Yes, it is a joke.

After they get rid of the 900 billion for Obama Care. That leaves 1.6 trillion over 10 years. They only cut 160 billion a year?

Did they even balance the budget, or are we still in deficit spending even with these cuts? Does anyone know?

19 posted on 01/20/2011 12:07:49 PM PST by kara37
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To: WildSnail

I like this list so far national endowment for art and humanities and npr nice start.


20 posted on 01/20/2011 12:07:52 PM PST by CONSERVE
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To: WildSnail

Sounds like a lot of GOP R. Or BS.

I’ll believe it when I see it.


21 posted on 01/20/2011 12:08:22 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

keep defense, State, National centers for Disease control (NIH), MOve the national parks into the defense department.

cut everything else.

sell all the federal lands that are not national parks or defense facilities. (The feds own lots and lots of land out west)


22 posted on 01/20/2011 12:10:18 PM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Licensed-To-Carry

My list is similar, but...

Dept. of Energy-we still need it’s nuclear research. Everything else does more harm than good.

NPR- 0.00 dollars.

EPA Dept - We still need them, but on their original mission and funded at (inflation adjusted) 1980 levels. From that point, reduce their funding dollar for dollar for any new regulatory cost to business and consumers.


23 posted on 01/20/2011 12:11:26 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Carry_Okie

I don’t understand why the GOP is not going for cutting back to Clinton era spending levels. It would be fun to listen to the Democrats argue about that since they like to argue that those were the best of times, before Bush screwed everything up!


24 posted on 01/20/2011 12:12:56 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Saltmeat

Actually, the reason your dishwasher doesn’t clean anymore is because phosphates have been removed from almost every dishwashing detergent. Check the box - would almost bet it says that on the box so you can feel good about yourself. Some environmental hooey. BTW, I think “Finish” is one of the last dishwashing detergents to have phosphates still in it. Stock up.


25 posted on 01/20/2011 12:13:01 PM PST by USNA74
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To: WildSnail

Very interesting. For sure the repeal of the Davis-Bacon Act should have happened years ago.


26 posted on 01/20/2011 12:13:04 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: Saltmeat

The dry cycle on our new GE dishwasher seems to last several hours — at least some blower is running that long. When I complained to GE, they said the new energy regs made them cut their heater element power by half so they (guess what?) run the heaters twice as long!

Yes, kill all of EPA and Energy Star.


27 posted on 01/20/2011 12:13:15 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Eliminate the EPA


28 posted on 01/20/2011 12:21:18 PM PST by Stayfree (Find out the truth at RewardForObamasBirthCertificate.com!)
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To: WildSnail
2.5T over 10 years !! how about doing that in the next 30 DAYS !!! That would be a good START !!!

Start with the Department of Education INDOCTRINATION !

29 posted on 01/20/2011 12:22:32 PM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

BINGO

Davis Bacon


30 posted on 01/20/2011 12:22:54 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

EPA is high on MY list.


31 posted on 01/20/2011 12:23:33 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: USNA74

Incidentally, when my wife & I discovered the NO PHOSPHATES change, we did some research and discovered that hospitals, restaurants & certain others are exempt and can still buy and use detergents with phosphates. So go to their suppliers & buy in bulk...we have been.


32 posted on 01/20/2011 12:24:33 PM PST by Stayfree (Find out the truth at RewardForObamasBirthCertificate.com!)
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To: WildSnail

A good start.

Then the hard nuts: Soc Sec / Medicaid / Medicare.


33 posted on 01/20/2011 12:24:33 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bamanomics: Punish Success, Reward Failure. Destroying America is the point.)
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To: WildSnail
"Federal Workforce Reforms: Eliminate automatic pay increases for civilian federal workers for five years. Additionally, cut the civilian workforce by a total of 15 percent through attrition. Allow the hiring of only one new worker for every two workers who leave federal employment until the reduction target has been met. (Savings included in above discretionary savings figure)."


34 posted on 01/20/2011 12:25:27 PM PST by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: WildSnail
Yeah, agree...I'm not going to bad mouth this.
Only thing I want is more cuts, much, much more...
35 posted on 01/20/2011 12:26:06 PM PST by Michael Barnes
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To: Saltmeat
"But what exactly does a product need to prove to earn the coveted Energy Star label? That very question was put to the test last June by Congressional auditors posing as four separate companies submitting products to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department, which jointly run the Energy Star program. The results were enlightening.

For instance, a gasoline-powered alarm clock sailed through the program without objection after purposely fraudulent documents were submitted saying it was 20-percent more efficient than competing models. How'd that happen? Apparently, there is an automated system in place that granted an auto-approval to the gas-swilling wake-up machine."

Gasoline powered alarm clock catches Energy Star off guard

36 posted on 01/20/2011 12:28:01 PM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: WildSnail

A small start.

Not nearly enough.


37 posted on 01/20/2011 12:31:36 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

HHS, DOE, DOED, EPA, TSA, OSHA for starters.


38 posted on 01/20/2011 12:34:26 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: GeronL
"A small start. Not nearly enough."

Actually, this is huge. Look at the sacred cows they are going after. By starting slow they are putting a lot of pressure on the dems to go along because the next election cycle will be gearing up in a few short months.

39 posted on 01/20/2011 12:35:17 PM PST by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: SamuraiScot

$1.4 trillion deficit this year.

This ‘cut’ isn’t even coming close to what is needed.


40 posted on 01/20/2011 12:36:16 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: WildSnail

All window dressing unless you go after social security/medicare and DoD funding.

There are billions in savings within our military budget which would have 0 negative impact on our military personell. Simple DoD procurement reform would save billions per year


41 posted on 01/20/2011 12:39:20 PM PST by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: Baynative

Axing some sacred cows is good but we need to end the deficit.


42 posted on 01/20/2011 12:40:49 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: Baynative

If the Republicans want to be relevent at all in 2012 they need to show some serious leadership and cut that 2.5T before the end of the first quarter THIS YEAR !!!

And put the Dept. of Education on the TOP of the defunding list and completely eliminate it by Jan 2012


43 posted on 01/20/2011 12:41:21 PM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: Mr. K
Removing a PLANNED INCREASE is NOT a cut reset ALL spending to 2008 levels and go DOWN from there. a 10% across the board decrease would be a nice start.

The bill initially calls for 2008 levels alomost across the board. Only Defense and Homeland Security spending were spared. The Obamacare cut is separate from this calculation.

Later, after a period of time, the baseline calls for 2006 levels.

This is one helluva start.

44 posted on 01/20/2011 12:42:37 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: USNA74

It may be that or the fact the new dish washers spray so much less water at lower pressure or both.


45 posted on 01/20/2011 12:44:04 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Saltmeat

Head start, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten should all be eliminated. There is no evidence that any of these programs accomplish anything except serve as “free” babysitting services subsidized by taxpayers.

It makes it easy for single parents to farm out responsibility for their kids instead of raising them. As someone who was a single dad for years, I saw how these welfare programs were abused...and the primary beneficiaries are single unwed mothers who vote Democrat. Go figure.


46 posted on 01/20/2011 12:44:47 PM PST by peyton randolph (There is no such thing as moderate Islam)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom; Saltmeat

It is a good start, but get rid of the dept. of education, EPA, and ALL the endowments, etc-especially anything to do with climate change and fed regulation thereof.

I’ve got the same problem-the dishwasher in the home we sold 7 years ago ran quietly and always left the dishes clean and dry in 30-45 minutes. We built a new house then, with those new, energy star appliances-the dishwasher is a deafening piece of crap that stays on for 90 minutes and leaves the dishes wet, and you have to practically run around under the new low flow shower heads to get wet and clean, flush the low flow toilets 6 times, etc. I still have my old washer and dryer, and do not intend to part with them-I do not want to try to get clothes clean in something that uses so little water that I see products advertised especially for it because it makes everything stink-that is NOT clean.


47 posted on 01/20/2011 12:44:50 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: davidosborne

I will not be holding my breath on this so I suggest that the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE groups.... be them Tea Parties or whatever keep the pressure on and let’s GOOOH forward toward 2012 !


48 posted on 01/20/2011 12:45:20 PM PST by davidosborne (2012 will be the year of the INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE ! let's GOOOH !)
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To: WildSnail

It’s a start. I thought it sounded good until I saw that they were spreading it over ten years.

They need to cut much more than that. It amounts to $250 million. Less than Obama spent on road signs.


49 posted on 01/20/2011 12:45:39 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ridesthemiles

EPA is high on my list, too. And I say abolish or greatly cut all departments that need additional state bureaucracies to function: OSHA, HHS, Dept of Education. Dept of the interior(which includes Indian Affairs - each state has one even here in MD). That is just a start.....


50 posted on 01/20/2011 12:47:47 PM PST by gramho12
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