Skip to comments.House GOP Lists $2.5 Trillion in Spending Cuts
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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Sounds like defunding will solve our lease agreement with the chinese
How about over one year?
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.
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.
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.
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!
Dept of “Education”!
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. :)
“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.
Not in my book. Given the amount Federal spending has increased since the Bambam took over, it should be three times that, at least.
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.
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
Restore mohair funding and the HUD doctoral program at once and take the money out of Homeland Security instead!
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?
I like this list so far national endowment for art and humanities and npr nice start.