Skip to comments.What Republicans want to cut in federal spending
Posted on 02/21/2011 2:56:01 PM PST by Beave Meister
Among the biggest flashpoints in the House Republicans $1.2 trillion bill for financing federal programs through Sept. 30 are provisions to:
Cut $60 billion from last years spending on domestic programs, including education, environmental protection and community services.
Block money to implement President Obamas health-care overhaul.
Bar federal funds for Planned Parenthood.
Prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing regulations curbing emissions of gases that cause global warming.
Reduce Pell Grants for low-income college students $5.6 billion, which the White House says would reduce the maximum $5,550 grant by $845.
Cut $747 million in food aid for poor pregnant women and women with children up to the age of 5.
Halt financing for the Americorps national service program.
Limit this years budget for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to $80 million and cut the budgets of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.
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That's the first sweep. Plenty more to do in a second sweep.
Agreed, they need to cut a lot more, lets milk this cow. Uses the Democrat’s irresponsibility against them.
I would also add cutting funding for NPR and The National Endowment for the Arts.
That’s good ... for a START!!!
I would also eliminate unions from anything that the government controls-—
I highly recommend the House Republicans hire thousands of auditors and private investigators to investigate every agency and department in the Federal government to find all the graft, corruption, and people on the take. Investigations, prosecutions, and prison time. There are probably thousands of retired law enforcement, military intelligence, and others willing to volunteer their services.
Start with Medicare fraud and go from there. I’m sure they can find at least a trillion dollars of fraud and corruption and duplication of agencies and departments that are worthless.
I have an idea, they can start in Wisconsin!
You folks aren’t addressing the editorializing in the story. For example there is not a single dollar being pulled from environmental protection. There are dollars being withheld from so-called environmental programs that are in fact a tyranny against the American people.