Skip to comments.House GOP to slash environmental, arts funding (o noes)
Posted on 07/22/2013 1:26:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai
House Republicans Monday proposed slashing cuts to environmental programs and funding for the Smithsonian Institution and the arts as they unveiled the latest legislation to implement the second year of budget cuts required under so-called sequestration.
The $24 billion spending measure would gut the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency with a one-third cut and cuts the National Endowments for the Arts by almost half. Overall, the measure funding the Interior Department, EPA, national parks and federal firefighting efforts is cut by 19 percent below funding approved in March.
It takes a more modest approach to the national parks with a slight increase over levels mandated by sequestration, the across-the-board cuts forced by Washingtons failure to strike a bipartisan budget accord. And firefighting efforts would benefit from $1.5 billion in emergency funds on top of the spending limits set by the GOPs austere budget plan.
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Why not cut massive amounts from the IRS, the Justice Department and anything funding Obamacare?
“Art” today can be a booger with a hair in it!
Art is not something that the government should be involved in. This is not the Middle Ages and we don’t have any Cistene Chapel to paint.
They slash it now, but it will be put.back in during the argument for some other spending bill. How about these wimps really cut some spending, like defund the kennedy/bush medicare atrocity, or foodstamps for illegals? They wont do any substantial cuts at all. This I nothing more than political theater.
I’m waiting for a return of federal land takings to the states act. Seriously, there is absolutely NO, ZERO legitimate reason for the federal government to have taken:
New Mexico 41.8%
Stand by for the inevitable stories of environmental rapine and starving artists ... well ... starving.
The states should all just go in, tear down all the fedgov signs and auction off the land at bargain basement prices to ranchers, oil men, and land developers.
better to abolish than cut the rate of growth. I guess they are making room for handouts to LaRaza and LULAC
There are some legitimate takings, such as Indian reservations and military reservations, plus a few of the “national crown jewels”. However, the takings by “presidential proclamation” need to end and be reversed.
It is for the best if this is done in a methodical manner by a willing congress, which avoids many court fights. It should be done as part of a systematic reduction in presidential power, and restoration of civil rights.
Hud is the symptom
Obama is the black plague
Actually the EPA was founded under Nixon. You can thank Jimmah for the Department of Education and the Department of Energy. Both of those could use the axe.