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  • Scalpels Are For Doctors, Not Trillion Dollar Deficits

    02/09/2011 7:11:53 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-9-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    The (GOP proposed) cuts are nevertheless wide-ranging. According to the proposal, Republicans want to cut the following:-- $169 million from nuclear energy -- $593 million from the Internal Revenue Service -- $74 million from the FBI -- $379 million from NASAMore at Fox News I think the $379 million cut for NASA is supposed to be the set-aside for bribing Muslims. Also, $169 million for nuclear energy?!? That's just whats being cut...what is the number they get now? I don't want to pry...but....how are we spending so much on energy we don't really produce? At the risk of compromising...
  • Jeff Flake Defies GOP on Cuts (Votes 'NO' on budget cuts because they're not deep enough)

    02/09/2011 8:11:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/09/2011 | Andrew Stiles
    Following a contentious vote Tuesday night, the House Appropriations Committee will move forward with a GOP proposal to cut tens of billions in federal non-security spending for the remainder of the fiscal year (through September). The move puts Republicans one step closer to bringing a continuing resolution to the floor that will replace the one that expires on March 4. The 27-22 vote broke down by party, with two notable exceptions: GOP Reps. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) and Cynthia Lummis (R., Wyo.) joined with Democrats and voted ‘no’ in protest over cuts they viewed as insufficient. Republicans very nearly lost...
  • Dem lawmakers at odds over detailing possible cuts

    02/08/2011 12:43:19 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/8/11 | Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
    Sacramento - Democrats are divided over whether to reveal to the public exactly what might be cut from the state budget if voters do not approve tax increases and extensions to help close California's $25.4 billion deficit. Gov. Jerry Brown has challenged Republicans in the Legislature to put taxes on the ballot in an attempt to stave off what he says will be deeper budget cuts. But Brown so far has refused to tell people exactly what they would be deciding.He has said he does not want to appear to be threatening voters.The state Senate has requested that the Legislative...
  • Perry budget proposal coming with todays speech (Axes the Texas Historical Commission)

    02/08/2011 10:39:14 AM PST · by TXnMA · 24 replies
    Austin American-Statesman (statesman.com) ^ | February 8, 2011, 06:59 AM | Jason embry
    Gov. Rick Perry will ask the Legislature on Tuesday to indefinitely suspend funding for four Texas agencies and consolidate the functions of dozens more as part of a sweeping budget plan that would make deep spending reductions across state government. Funding for the Texas Historical Commission and the Texas Commission on the Arts would be eliminated altogether...
  • Harry Reid Proves Glasses Don't Provide Vision

    02/04/2011 7:20:48 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-4-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Yeah, ok, he proved this YEARS ago...but I'm just sayin'... “We are happy to work with Republicans; we recognize that there has to be some long-term financial austerity,” Reid said. “We’re not burying our heads in the sand; we recognize we need to do some things,” he added. But he called a proposal by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to cut this year’s federal budget by $32 billion “unworkable.” More at The Hill This is why people from Nevada can't be in charge of money. The deficit isn't some slot machine. A 32 billion dollar cut is...
  • Sen. Rand Paul offers amendment to exempt FAA from Davis-Bacon

    02/04/2011 10:51:06 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 9 replies
    timesleader.net ^ | 4 Feb 2011 | Press Release
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) Thrusday offered an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, which would exempt FAA from Davis-Bacon restrictions concerning federal construction projects. This amendment was introduced in conjunction with Sen. Paul's proposed $500 billion in spending cuts, which he introduced last week. The amendment was voted down 42-55. Sen. Paul made the following statements on the Senate floor prior to the vote: "This amendment would prevent Davis-Bacon restrictions from inflating the cost of federal building projects in our country, to provide for the things that we want. We can build 20 percent to 30 percent more...
  • JOHN STOSSEL: I Can Balance the Budget

    02/03/2011 2:46:26 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 56 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3 Feb 2010 | John Stossel
    The Congressional Budget Office says the current year's budget deficit will be a record $1.5 trillion. It also says that over the next decade we're on track for annual deficits of "only" $768 billion. I suspect the CBO has hired Rosy Scenario to do the bookkeeping, but let's take that number at face value. I'm now going to balance the budget, with the help of some recent guests on my TV show. I'll begin with things I'm most eager to cut. Let's privatize air traffic control. Canada did it, and it works better. Then privatize Amtrak. Get rid of all...
  • Obama's Proposed $100 million Budget Cut

    02/01/2011 7:15:26 AM PST · by econjack · 7 replies
    Email ^ | Feb. 1, 2011 | Anon
    This is done by a college student to show how stupid Obama's $100 million "budget cut" really is. It's well done and can be viewed at: http://www.wimp.com/budgetcuts/
  • Rep. Kevin Brady: $150 billion in budget slashes a start

    01/20/2011 7:30:44 AM PST · by jackspyder · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller / Yahoo News ^ | Jan. 20, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    The federal workforce might first feel the wrath of the new GOP-run Houses budget cuts as a 10 percent reduction in the amount of government employees tops the list of $150 billion in slashes Congressman Kevin Brady, Texas Republican, is recommending. Bradys cuts would shrink the annual budget deficit by about 12.5 percent. In his Cut Unsustainable and Top-Heavy Spending (CUTS) Act of 2011, Brady pushes for a start to spending cuts in Washington. Recommendation for spending cuts include the 10 percent Washington workforce reduction, immediate cuts to the White House and congressional Budgets and the elimination of several obsolete...
  • Rick Scott grounds state planes, says drive or fly commercial

    01/07/2011 4:11:34 AM PST · by dawn53 · 68 replies
    St. Pete Times ^ | Friday, January 7, 2011 | Steve Bousquet, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau
    TALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott hit political turbulence Thursday as he tried to carry out a campaign promise to ditch the state's aircraft fleet to save money. One Cabinet member reacted with some dismay to criss-crossing the huge peninsula by car. Legislators questioned whether Scott has the authority to get rid of the aircraft pool on his own in a state capital known for inferior air service. Scott himself won't have to worry about travel: He owns a personal jet. For his first official road trip Thursday, a flight to Miami, he boarded his seven-passenger, twin-engine plane with a...
  • Mitch Danielss Next Hurdle (Cutting Indianas budget even further will be hard)

    11/18/2010 9:58:04 AM PST · by WebFocus · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/18/2010 | Katrina Trinko
    Right after the 2008 general election, in which Barack Obama became the first Democratic presidential candidate to win Indiana since Lyndon Johnson, Gov. Mitch Daniels decided it was the perfect time to stage a Republican comeback. His goal was to win a GOP majority in the state house of representatives, which had been Democrat-controlled since 2006. On Election Day this year, Daniels succeeded: The GOP gained a majority in the house and picked up enough seats in the state senate to give Republicans a supermajority. The careful planning begun in 2008 and intensified in 2009 by Daniels and other Indiana...
  • Slashing the state

    10/22/2010 3:16:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 21, 2010 | SALLY McNAMARA
    Britain's Conservative- led government inherited one of Europe's most debt-ridden economies. On Wednesday, Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne unveiled their plan to put the nation's fiscal "flat" in order. Their Comprehensive Spending Review pledges to eliminate Britain's structural deficit in this Parliament's lifetime. Unlike the French now rioting in the streets of Paris, the Brits are taking their fiscal medicine stoically. The CSR announces $127 billion (81 billion pounds) in cuts -- enough to slash government spending by nearly a fifth. With a few exceptions, the CSR represents a largely conservative agenda -- lowering government spending, cutting...
  • Broke UK government may cut 500,000 government jobs

    10/21/2010 6:45:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    BusinessDay ^ | 10/21/2010 | THOMAS PENNY and GONZALO VINA
    CHANCELLOR of the Exchequer George Osborne spelt out the deepest budget cuts yet in Britain yesterday, eliminating almost 500000 public-sector jobs and imposing a levy on banks to extract the maximum sustainable revenue. Todays the day when Britain steps back from the brink, Mr Osborne told MPs in the House of Commons as he outlined austerity plans to virtually eliminate a 156bn budget deficit. He said it was a day of rebuilding when we set out a four- year plan to put our public services and welfare state on a sustainable footing. At stake is Britains top credit rating, a...
  • The GOP governors who 'get it'

    08/03/2010 2:33:54 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 4+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 3, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    If you could boil down the public's lament with Washington, it might be: "What happened to the adults?" Not the adults of the Clark Clifford variety, the Washington fixtures who alternate between serving administrations and commenting on them sagely for PBS. But political leaders who make tough choices, take on problems directly and combine principle with pragmatism in a manner consistent with true statesmanship. President Obama promised to be this kind of leader. He has instead proved -- with a few exceptions -- to be the servant of a limited political faction. He has exacerbated the nation's fiscal crisis without...
  • Britain's military braced for sharp spending cuts

    08/01/2010 4:35:12 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 8/1/10 | DAVID STRINGER and SYLVIA HUI
    LONDON Tens of thousands of troops, a gleaming new aircraft carrier, one or more of the nuclear-armed submarines that guarantees Britain's place at the world's top table: Something has to give as the government looks to make sharp cuts to its defense budget as part of deficit-shredding austerity measures...
  • Oakland cops not coming unless crime is violent

    07/17/2010 10:55:41 AM PDT · by thecodont · 28 replies · 2+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Saturday, July 17, 2010 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Janelle La Chaux paid a visit to Oakland police headquarters Friday to fill out a crime report. She believed her former roommate on 31st Street had stolen her 22-inch flat-screen and she wanted to document the theft. "I could have called them when I was at the place where it happened, but I just decided to come down here because I don't want to wait," La Chaux, 30, said as she filled out a form in the lobby. "Sometimes I call them and it just takes a long, long time to come." Nowadays, police may not come at all. On...
  • House GOP sticks to spending cuts and earmark ban

    06/30/2010 3:34:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 29, 2010 | Abby Wisse Schachter
    House Republicans are sticking to their no earmarks pledge . In the 2011 homeland security spending bill, there is exactly one Republican earmark and seemingly in response, Democrat earmarks dropped dramatically as well. Essentially, the vacuum that was created by virtually no Republican earmarks wasn't backfilled by more Democratic earmarks, and in fact, Democrats actually took less than they did last year, said Steve Ellis, vice president at Taxpayers for Common Sense, a watchdog group. There is a fear of overstepping the earmarking bounds, and also a commitment to at least further whittling away at earmark levels. At the same...
  • RAF expects to cut some aircraft types

    06/24/2010 4:01:51 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies
    FlightGlobal ^ | 6/24/2010 | Craig Hoyle
    The Royal Air Force is likely to reduce the number of aircraft types that it operates as a direct result of the UK's ongoing Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), its senior officer says. "This is a time about real thinking, and of understanding our priorities," says , chief of the air staff. "Resource constraints mean that we simply won't be able to do everything." Outlining his vision for the service, Dalton says that its combat intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (Combat-ISTAR) mission should remain a "core competency and an invaluable capability for future operations". However, he says debate...
  • Nightmare! What's Spain's Brutal Austerity Budget Would Look Like Here

    05/13/2010 9:10:20 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 901+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 5-13-2010 | Gregory White
    Nightmare! What's Spain's Brutal Austerity Budget Would Look Like Here Gregory White May. 13, 2010, 11:55 AMSpain has launched an assault on its public sector, targeting profligate spending in an effort to trim its deficit. The moves, however, won't achieve much. According to Spanish economist Luis Riestra Delgado, the cuts only reduce spending by 1.5% of GDP. This is nothing compared to the aim of cutting the Spanish deficit from 12% of GDP today, to 3% by 2013. Portugal has also taken strong moves to fight its deficit and defend its place in the eurozone. These budget measures might soon...
  • Schwarzenegger Warns Of "Terrible Cuts, Absolutely Terrible Cuts" Coming In California

    05/12/2010 6:02:22 AM PDT · by blam · 72 replies · 1,825+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 5-12-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Schwarzenegger Warns Of "Terrible Cuts, Absolutely Terrible Cuts" Coming In California Joe Weisenthal May. 12, 2010, 8:49 AM More evidence that California is the new Greece. As the state grapples with a horrible budget situation, Arnold Schwarzenegger is warning of pain ahead. Specifically, according to the SacBee, Schwarzenegger press secretary Aaron McLear said: "What you can expect generally is no taxes and terrible cuts, absolutely terrible cuts... We're not going to get through the deficit we have without some really tough decisions and some really terrible cuts." This is going to get really ugly, and though California may stave off...