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Congressional Fiscal Hawks Eye $2.5 Trillion in Spending Cuts (partial list provided)
Fox News ^ | 1/20/11 | Trish Turner

Posted on 01/21/2011 4:52:28 AM PST by Libloather

Congressional Fiscal Hawks Eye $2.5 Trillion in Spending Cuts
by Trish Turner | January 20, 2011

You read that number right - $2.5 trillion.

**SNIP**

Additional Program Eliminations/Spending Reforms: - 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at politics.blogs.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congress; cuts; spending; trillion
The list continues @ the link above.
1 posted on 01/21/2011 4:52:32 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I’m down. Let’s stop talking about it and do it.


2 posted on 01/21/2011 4:55:38 AM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Libloather; All

A good start..


3 posted on 01/21/2011 5:00:47 AM PST by KevinDavis (If you buy a car from GM, you are supporting Obama..)
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To: Libloather

I hope they succeed.


4 posted on 01/21/2011 5:01:51 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Skooz

I didn’t read the whole list, but what was posted above... I won’t miss any of those things. As the ad saying goes “Just Do It!”


5 posted on 01/21/2011 5:04:00 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Libloather

A hawk would cut now. why wait ten years?


6 posted on 01/21/2011 5:05:29 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: Daveinyork

I’m with you. Cut all of the useless programs immediately. Those with some residual value, phase out over three years and the worthwhile programs — assuming there are any — get their budgets halved and either consolidated or eliminated in five years.

And are these numbers actual CUTS or just denials of INCREASES? That’s another cute little subterfuge the hired help like to use ...


7 posted on 01/21/2011 5:11:51 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: Libloather
Save America's Treasures Program. $25 million annual savings.

I know a DumBO voter that was so proud his son was studying historic preservation in college. His attitude, that, this is a useful occupation shows the extent that feeding at the public trough for useless things is acceptable. Personally, I could do better with a gallon of gas and a match.

Legal Services Corporation. $420 million annual savings.

Not to mention the savings resulting from these people suing the government.

8 posted on 01/21/2011 5:14:06 AM PST by depressed in 06 (The only thing the ZerO administration is competent at is bad ideas.)
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To: IronJack

If the Congressional Republicans don’t actually cut the budget in the next two year, and merely slow it’s growth, they risk losing tea party support, and they can kiss their majority goodbye forever.


9 posted on 01/21/2011 5:20:55 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: Libloather

Sorry, but the more important list is “who are these ‘hawks’ and what are they really really going to do about it?”


10 posted on 01/21/2011 5:21:26 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Libloather
Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half. $7.5 billion annual savings.

That's half the budget!?!?!

11 posted on 01/21/2011 5:42:58 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Daveinyork
they risk losing tea party support, and they can kiss their majority goodbye forever.

We hope they know that. They do have to start somewhere, I agree.
But notoriously missing are EPA and Dept. of Energy.
EPA ops should be delegated to State-level if continued at all.

12 posted on 01/21/2011 5:58:29 AM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: econjack; Liz; AT7Saluki; writer33
That's half the budget!?!?!

- Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees. $1 billion total savings.

Wow.

13 posted on 01/21/2011 6:07:07 AM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Daveinyork
A hawk would cut now. why wait ten years?

The cutting would start immediately, that's the point. These monies are given out every year, year after year, so the savings will "accumulate" over time.

Politicians just like to state the 10-year total because it sounds more impressive.


14 posted on 01/21/2011 6:07:07 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Daveinyork
A hawk would cut now. why wait ten years?

This is a starting point. They've already said there'll be further cutting.

15 posted on 01/21/2011 6:25:35 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Libloather

Thanks very much for posting. Defund ALL collectives, including foreign states. Let them live or die on their own. It’s 2011. Wake up.


16 posted on 01/21/2011 6:26:19 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Libloather
How do you get rid of gov't programs?..

CUT THEIR FUNDING...a little or a lot at a time...
Pretty soon they will VANISH!>..

17 posted on 01/21/2011 6:52:11 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Libloather

I don’t see any Department of Education cuts in there. No reason for the feds to be involved in any K-12 program.

Factor in tax cuts for 75% of the savings and use the rest to reduce the debt.


18 posted on 01/21/2011 8:22:26 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Libloather

Needs to be 5 times that.


19 posted on 01/21/2011 8:23:56 AM PST by Diggity
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To: ScottinVA

2.5 trillion would barely cover one year’s deficit.


20 posted on 01/21/2011 11:11:52 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: canuck_conservative

“Politicians just like to state the 10-year total because it sounds more impressive.”

2.5 trillion over ten years is a drop in the bucket.

They make it ten years because they know they won’t be held accountable in 10 years. If they made the promise to cut now, they know we’re watching. Politicians will be politicians.


21 posted on 01/21/2011 11:14:10 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: Daveinyork
2.5 trillion would barely cover one year’s deficit.

Agreed, but this is just a start. More cutting is on the way.

22 posted on 01/21/2011 6:07:14 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ScottinVA

“Agreed, but this is just a start. More cutting is on the way. “

Fact, or wishful thinking?


23 posted on 01/22/2011 5:55:01 AM PST by Daveinyork
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