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  • Proposed budget cuts could interrupt Oklahoma's highway projects

    05/01/2017 11:56:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | April 29, 2017 | Randy Ellis
    State transportation officials may be forced to suspend construction on some partially completed highway projects if the Legislature follows through with a proposal to cut its off-the-top funding from income tax revenues to $320 million, says Mike Patterson, executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The transportation department was scheduled to receive $571 million in off-the-top funding from income tax revenues next fiscal year, but a joint legislative committee passed a revenue measure Thursday evening that calls for reducing that amount to $320 million. Patterson said such a drastic cut would force his department to suspend several construction projects...
  • Trump budget plan would deal blow to Washington region’s transit; Purple Line at risk

    04/06/2017 4:01:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | Lori Aratani and Katherine Shaver
    Federal funding for Maryland’s Purple Line is in jeopardy, as are Metro’s hopes for a significant increase in money from the government under President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget released Thursday. Trump’s proposed spending plan, which slashes the federal transportation budget by 13 percent, also curbs long-distance Amtrak service out of Washington and cuts millions in federal grants that the region’s governments have relied on for new rapid bus lines, road work, bus stop improvements and bike paths. The cuts came as a shock to many, considering Trump’s campaign pledge to pump $1 trillion into the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. “I find...
  • Clinton criticizes proposed Trump budget cuts for diplomacy

    03/31/2017 9:11:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2017 11:21 AM EDT | Matthew Daly
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is criticizing President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts to international programs, saying “turning our backs on diplomacy won’t make our country safer.” The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee made the comments in a speech at Georgetown University on Friday. She also took a veiled swipe at the Trump administration — and drew applause from the crowd — when she remarked, “here I go again, talking about research, evidence and facts.” …
  • Big Bird Is Rich, So Why Does He Need Taxpayer Money?

    03/17/2017 12:28:58 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/17/2017 | John Merline
    As night follows day, defenders of big government trotted out "Sesame Street's" Big Bird as the poster child of President Trump's terrible spending cuts. The Daily Beast story on Trump's budget proposal to cut taxpayer funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting features an ax-wielding man about to chop Big Bird's head off. Politico has a story titled "Can Big Bird Survive Trump?" In a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" segment mocking Trump's budget, Donald Trump fires Big Bird. These folks would do well to find a new mascot. Big Bird is big business, and doesn't need taxpayer money to survive. First,...
  • Those “devastating” EPA reductions

    03/12/2017 1:46:54 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/12/17 | Paul Driessen
    Budget and personnel cuts reflect environmental progress and essential regulatory reforms The Trump White House wants significant reductions at the Environmental Protection Agency: two dozen or more programs, including a dozen dealing with President Obama’s climate initiatives; a 20% downsizing in EPA’s 15,000-person workforce; and a one-fourth reduction in its $8.1 billion budget.
  • White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency

    03/06/2017 12:41:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2017 | Steven Mufson, Jason Samenow and Brady Dennis
    The Trump administration is seeking to slash the budget of one of the government’s premier climate science agencies by 17 percent, delivering steep cuts to research funding and satellite programs, according to a four-page budget memo obtained by The Washington Post. The proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would also eliminate funding for a variety of smaller programs, including external research, coastal management, estuary reserves and “coastal resilience,” which seeks to bolster the ability of coastal areas to withstand major storms and rising seas. NOAA is part of the Commerce Department, which would be hit by an overall 18 percent budget reduction from...
  • Trump to propose 24 percent cut in EPA spending: reports

    02/27/2017 5:16:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2017 | Devin Henry
    The Trump administration plans to propose a one-forth to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget, a plan that would end up laying off 20 percent of the agency’s staffers, according to reports. Trump officials will propose a $6.1 billion for the EPA next year, a $2 billion cut from current levels, according to reports in E&E News and Politico , citing sources. The agency’s staffing levels would fall to 12,000 workers, from 15,000 currently, according to the reports. An EPA spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment from The Hill. The proposed spending levels at the EPA...
  • Trump Plans to Eliminate NEA, NEH, Cut Spending by $10.5 Trillion

    01/19/2017 12:05:04 PM PST · by pissant · 44 replies
    Wash Free Beacon ^ | 1.19.17 | Liz Harrington
    The Trump administration is seeking major cuts to federal spending upon taking office, with plans to eliminate agencies and programs to reduce the budget by over $10 trillion. The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities would be eliminated, according to a new report on the administration’s spending priorities published by the Hill. Both arts agencies have budgets of roughly $147 million. The NEA awards millions of dollars worth of grants for art projects each year, which have included plays about assassinating Christopher Columbus, food stamps, and gun-control activist lesbians, climate change poetry, and “Doggie...
  • Report: Trump preparing ‘dramatic’ blueprint of intense budget cuts

    01/19/2017 8:57:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/17 | Robert Laurie
    Think bigger Today, Democrats are quaking in their jackboots. It’s bad enough that their messiah is about to leave D.C., but they’re also facing a new government that’s openly hostile toward most of their goals. On top of that, we’re getting word that the nascent Trump administration has “dramatic” plans to trim the federal fat. This news will, as will most news concerning Trump, have lefties curled up in a ball in the corner, shaking their fists as the sky.
  • DRUDGE on Twitter: "NYT warns of budget cuts, smaller newsroom..."

    01/17/2017 10:56:41 AM PST · by davikkm · 50 replies
    That's a shame. That newspaper had such a long history and they sold out their reputation to the highest bidder.
  • North Dakota governor orders cuts amid $1B budget shortfall

    02/01/2016 1:26:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2016 3:48 PM EST | James MacPherson
    North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Monday ordered deep cuts to government agencies and a massive raid on state savings to make up for a more than $1 billion budget shortfall due to depressed crude prices and a drop in oil drilling. The state had more than $2 billion in various reserve accounts just one year ago, but oil prices - a key contributor to the state's wealth - have taken a nosedive in the past year. The Legislature's record-high $14.4 billion budget for the two years that began July 1 was built on oil prices and economic assumptions that...
  • Saving the US Army

    10/27/2015 6:59:44 PM PDT · by pboyington · 50 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 23, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    The US Army is sick; sick in body, mind and spirit. No matter how many times Pentagon perfumed princes and feather merchants bedazzle us with light shows, veterans know the truth. We always know. We know that the Army is suffering from a number of ailments, that unless stemmed will destroy the institution that has been around since the Massachusetts boys went live in 1775. The first problem lies with the people at the helm of the US Army Titanic. From Secretary of the Army John McHugh down to the joint chiefs to corps and division and brigade and battalion...
  • Agency: Staff cuts take toll on IRS tax enforcement efforts

    06/17/2015 9:36:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 17, 2015 3:54 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor and Stephen Ohlemacher
    Budget cuts to the IRS are hampering the agency’s efforts to uncover tax cheats, an agency watchdog said Wednesday, and more trims are on the way under legislation approved by a GOP-controlled House panel. IRS budget cuts are hurting tax collections because there are fewer agents chasing delinquent taxpayers, according to a report released Wednesday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The IRS budget has been cut by $1.2 billion since 2010. The House Appropriations Committee approved IRS cuts of $900 million more on Wednesday on a party-line vote. Republicans controlling Congress have targeted the much-maligned agency, particularly...
  • Texas cuts Planned Parenthood funding from state budget

    05/30/2015 8:14:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | May 28, 2015 | Rebecca Downs
    After a month of negotiating the state’s two-year budget, the Texas Legislature’s new proposal cuts Planned Parenthood from its Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program. The decision by the Lone Star State would axe funding for over a dozen Planned Parenthood facilities that don’t provide abortions on-site. Planned Parenthood received $1.2 million in taxpayer dollars under the program last year. A finalized budget will be decided on before June 1. Alex Garcia-Ditta, writing for Texas Observer, gives background on the new budget proposal: In January, key budget writers state Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) and state Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown)...
  • IRS warns of possible shutdown (AWWWW)

    12/18/2014 12:49:09 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 55 replies
    POLITICO LLC ^ | | 12/18/14 | By Rachael Bade
    The IRS is considering its own temporary shutdown due to recent budget cuts enacted by Congress, its chief said Thursday. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said furloughs — forced unpaid days off for employees as part of an IRS closure — is one idea reluctantly being tossed about to save money, though they are hoping they will not have to go there. Story Continued Below . . “There is no way we can say right now that that won’t happen,” Koskinen told reporters at a press conference on the upcoming tax season. “Again, I would stress that would be the last...
  • We’d have an Ebola vaccine by now except for budget cuts…but really it’s because of this…

    10/17/2014 4:42:56 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Found this floating around the internet and added the animation to it
  • Budget 'Cuts' Aren't Why CDC Fumbled Ebola

    10/14/2014 7:28:10 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/14/2016 | IBD Staff
    It didn't take long for Democrats to try to pin the blame for the spreading Ebola crisis on Republican-imposed "budget cuts." The effort clearly smacks of desperation. But it also happens to be completely false.
  • Cronyism Kills

    10/13/2014 9:01:08 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 4 replies
    Nuke Gingrich.com ^ | 10/13/14 | nuke
    Remember 2009? The Obama regime promised a miracle economic recovery if only Congress would pass their mammoth economic stimulus bill. Shovel-ready jobs. Green, renewable energy. Smart Policies. Yada, yada, yada. This occurred to me as I saw some of the new Democrat ads blaming the GOP for Ebola. “Cuts Kill,” or something. Some $80 BILLION in the stimulus package was devoted to green energy, much of which was directed to campaign donors and other friends of the regime. In short order, many of those same companies began to fail. As Ashe Schow notes: So far, 34 companies that were offered...
  • Anti-GOP Ad on Ebola: 'Republican Cuts Kill' (Stinks like Desparation

    10/13/2014 2:40:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor raised eyebrows and invited scorn in August when he released a television ad tying his Republican opponent to the Ebola crisis. Although the spot was roundly mocked as hyperbolic and flailing, a Democratic group has decided to take Pryor's concept several steps further with a new commercial called 'Republican cuts kill.' It features, well, actual footage of Africans dying of Ebola. Just watch: Republican Cuts Kill Somewhere, MSNBC's Joy Reid is wondering why she didn't think of this attack first. Rebutting the new ad may not be worth my time, but it fails on several levels.  First, it grossly violates...
  • Ebola medicine in short supply (blame Republicans)

    10/03/2014 12:51:05 PM PDT · by redreno · 37 replies
    http://money.cnn.com ^ | 10/03/2014 | Cnn
    Making Ebola medicine Zmapp takes time and the company has already distributed what it has. Government budget cuts may be partially to blame for the shortage.