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    Default House GOP Lists $2.5 Trillion in Spending Cuts

    http://www.usnews.com/news/washingto...-spending-cuts

    http://tinyurl.com/6btnrww

    By Paul Bedard
    Posted: January 20, 2011

    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. [See a gallery of political caricatures.]

    What's more, the "Spending Reduction Act of 2011" proposed by members of the conservative Republican Study Committee, chaired by Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, would reduce current spending for non-defense, non-homeland security and non-veterans programs to 2008 levels, eliminate federal control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, cut the federal workforce by 15 percent through attrition, and cut some $80 billion by blocking implementation of Obamacare. [See a slide show of the top Congressional travel destinations.]

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    i didn't see anything about eliminating their lifetime health care or pensions in there. surely that was omitted in error.

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    These were a link from the article. Wonder why they don't go for another trillion, they didn't touch defense. Why should we have to defend the world?








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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    These were a link from the article. Wonder why they don't go for another trillion, they didn't touch defense. Why should we have to defend the world?








    The Legion magazine has a very good argument for stopping the ethanol subsidy by Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) countered by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) with a weak argument. But it shows how hard it is to make spending cuts in an atmosphere where many are RINO's. Too many of the people in DC care not one whit about what's good for the country, only what helps their re-election chances. We all know that ethanol is a boondoggle 1st class, but it buys votes & does something that is non value added.

    I saw nothing on that list that I couldn't do without, but would definitely want to add to it. Maybe Eric could post that list here & we could argue about the merits of each program .

    As for defending the world, I don't believe we need to, but we do need to defend our interests in that world, anyone care to define what they are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Johnson View Post
    http://www.usnews.com/news/washingto...-spending-cuts

    http://tinyurl.com/6btnrww

    By Paul Bedard
    Posted: January 20, 2011

    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. [See a gallery of political caricatures.]

    What's more, the "Spending Reduction Act of 2011" proposed by members of the conservative Republican Study Committee, chaired by Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, would reduce current spending for non-defense, non-homeland security and non-veterans programs to 2008 levels, eliminate federal control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, cut the federal workforce by 15 percent through attrition, and cut some $80 billion by blocking implementation of Obamacare. [See a slide show of the top Congressional travel destinations.]

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    Until they get serious enough to put "Defense" on the table of cuts, they simply playing politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newlab View Post
    Until they get serious enough to put "Defense" on the table of cuts, they simply playing politics.
    True along with Education and some other hot button topics, its all grandstanding and posturing....all seems to come back to how bills are earmarked with special interest and other tags...with true cuts EVERYTHING must be subject to scrutiny...
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    it's time to cut the un

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    True along with Education and some other hot button topics, its all grandstanding and posturing....all seems to come back to how bills are earmarked with special interest and other tags...with true cuts EVERYTHING must be subject to scrutiny...
    True that!!!
    Defense needs to be cut and streamlined
    Dept of State policy of "Diplomacy through Bribery" policy needs to be ended. Besides being morally and ethically wrong, it usually accomplishes nothing, or is in fact counterproductive.

    Dept of Education -eliminated
    Dept of Homeland Security-eliminated
    FEMA- eliminated
    Dept of Energy- eliminated
    Dept of Agriculture slashed and eventually eliminated

    All departmental budgets need to be put on a Zero- Base plan.

    We also need a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.

    Additionally they need to eliminate earmarks etc enact rules where a bill dealing with Defense ONLY deals with Defense; and not a bridge to nowhere or whatever.
    No more 3000 page bills written mostly by lobbyists;, that nobody can read or understand.

    And lastly I would force about a trillion gallons of Massengill douche down K street and flush them all the way to China

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjh345 View Post
    True that!!!
    Defense needs to be cut and streamlined
    Dept of State policy of "Diplomacy through Bribery" policy needs to be ended. Besides being morally and ethically wrong, it usually accomplishes nothing, or is in fact counterproductive.

    Dept of Education -eliminated
    Dept of Homeland Security-eliminated
    FEMA- eliminated
    Dept of Energy- eliminated
    Dept of Agriculture slashed and eventually eliminated

    All departmental budgets need to be put on a Zero- Base plan.

    We also need a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.

    Additionally they need to eliminate earmarks etc enact rules where a bill dealing with Defense ONLY deals with Defense; and not a bridge to nowhere or whatever.
    No more 3000 page bills written mostly by lobbyists;, that nobody can read or understand.

    And lastly I would force about a trillion gallons of Massengill douche down K street and flush them all the way to China

    HHS!!!!

    Enormous budget.......and growing at an alarming rate.


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    Go to this link and take your pick. Plenty to cut.

    http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/...es/index.shtml
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