Proposed Federal Budget Cuts

This list was sent by a friend who documented the source.

This may be a laugher, and then again, it could well NOT be! Can you believe all this is budgeted?

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These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting. Read to the end.

  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy — $445 million annual savings
  • Save America ‘s Treasures Program — $25 million annual savings
  • International Fund for Ireland — $17 million annual savings
  • Legal Services Corporation — $420 million annual savings
  • National Endowment for the Arts — $167.5 million annual savings
  • National Endowment for the Humanities — $167.5 million annual savings
  • Hope VI Program — $250 million annual savings
  • Amtrak Subsidies — $1.565 billion annual savings
  • Eliminate duplicative education programs — H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually
  • U.S. Trade Development Agency — $55 million annual savings
  • Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy — $20 million annual savings
  • Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding — $47 million annual savings
  • John C. Stennis Center Subsidy — $430,000 annual savings
  • Community Development Fund — $4.5 billion annual savings
  • Heritage Area Grant s and Statutory Aid — $24 million annual savings
  • Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half — $7.5 billion annual savings
  • Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20% — $600 million annual savings.
  • Essential Air Service — $150 million annual savings
  • Technology Innovation Program — $70 million annual savings.
  • Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program — $125 million annual savings
  • Department of Energy Grant s to States for Weatherization — $530 million annual savings
  • Beach Replenishment — $95 million annual savings
  • New Starts Transit — $2 billion annual savings
  • Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts — $9 million annual savings
  • Intercity and High Speed Rail Grant s — $2.5 billion annual savings
  • Title X Family Planning — $318 million annual savings
  • Appalachian Regional Commission — $76 million annual savings
  • Economic Development Administration — $293 million annual savings
  • Programs under the National and Community Services Act — $1.15 billion annual savings
  • Applied Research at Department of Energy — $1.27 billion annual savings
  • FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership — $200 million annual savings
  • Energy Star Program — $52 million annual savings
  • Economic Assistance to Egypt — $250 million annually
  • U.S. Agency for International Development — $1.39 billion annual savings
  • General Assistance to District of Columbia — $210 million annual savings
  • Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority — $150 million annual savings
  • Presidential Campaign Fund — $775 million savings over ten years
  • No funding for federal office space acquisition — $864 million annual savings
  • End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services
  • Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act — More than $1 billion annually
  • IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget — $1.8 billion savings over ten years
  • Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees — $1 billion total savings. WHAT THE HELL IS THIS ABOUT?
  • Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees — $1.2 billion savings over ten years
  • Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of — $15 billion total savings
  • Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress. WHAT???
  • Eliminate Mohair Subsidies — $1 million annual savings
  • Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — $12.5 million annual savings WELL ISN’T THAT SPECIAL
  • Eliminate Market Access Program — $200 million annual savings
  • USDA Sugar Program — $14 million annual savings
  • Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) — $93 million annual savings
  • Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program — $56.2 million annual savings
  • Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs — $900 million savings.
  • Ready to Learn TV Program — $27 million savings.. WHY?????
  • HUD Ph.D. Program
  • Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act
  • TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years

My question is, what is all this doing in the budget in the first place?

24 responses to “Proposed Federal Budget Cuts

  1. Some of these budgets dont need to be in here. Why are we even paying for this kind of stuff.

  2. Wow! There are a lot of random things on the budget that really don’t need to even be on the budget. My opinion is that some of these things should be cut because that’s millions of dollars being spent on stupid random things. That could be put to better use in the world.

  3. I think that some of these need to be cut and some of them don’t. Things like the International Fund for Ireland I see cutting, but the National Endowment for the Arts I believe is important. Most of these are ridiculous and I do think certain things do need to be cut.

  4. Some of the things that are listed here are ridiculous. Some of them are not even needed ever yet we still have it.

  5. i can not believe how much money we are spending, and the things we are spending them on is shocking. Some may be a good cause but others i do not see why we are supporting it.

  6. I had no idea that the peoples tax money is going to fund these things. All of these things that are listed are not helping us get out of the hole that we are in this needs to change now!

  7. I can believe half of the things in here are included in budget cuts. Its sad to see that our tax money goes to fund these things.

  8. This just solidify my point the average person don’t know where their money is going and we should have a say so to where our money is going.

  9. Wow! If we only knew what some of those actually entail….The craziest part is that is just a portion of the ridiculous things the government spends money on! I think that list should be much longer!

  10. This is not going to be good for the upcoming college students

  11. this is a crazy budget cut. they need to cut theses things since the begging.

  12. All this should have been gone the first time they wrote a budget. No let’s get Congress to give up some of their paychecks like the rest of American workers are doing. Many workers are getting furlough days—I don’t see Congress taking any???

  13. What what! What are we paying for? Did everybody else knew what we were paying for? Maybe that is why our debt is so high.This is ridiculous.

  14. I cannot believe that this was even in our budget to begin with? maybe this is why our country is in this huge crisis. and why werent these the first cuts made? its frustrating!

  15. I think that all of these things are ridiculous to start with. More than half of these things I have never even heard of. Why the heck to we fund Ireland?!

  16. Its crazy half of these things on here i have no idea about and we send our tax money for it.

  17. can anyone tell me why we are funding Ireland?
    and what is the death gratuity for congress members?
    this is ridiculous. fund towards what benefits everyone and for a better future.

  18. Are government funds what best funds their checkbook. The lobbyist are killing this country by getting these programs funded by the government and costing the tax payer trillions of dollars. I believe that no senator or congressman should get anything after they finish their time in office, they are there to serve the people not to serve themselves.

  19. All that goes to budget cuts? No one even know what half of it is..

  20. Some of these things that are being cut should have not been funded in the first place. No wonder our debt is so high from all these useless things the government is funding.

  21. Can we also redirect the money lobbyists pay to cut down the budget?

  22. I think it’s ridiculous that most of the stuff on this list, not mthat many people have heard of them. And yet, our tax money is going towards funding them. For example. what in the world is the death gratuity for congress members? Seriously?

  23. I can’t believe that we are paying for a bunch of stuff no one has ever even heard of… and we wonder why we are in debt. Plus all those cuts are only saving 2.5 trillion over ten years? To me none of these things should have ever been on the list.

  24. wow I never knew all this was included in the budget cuts, and I am sad to say this but I dont really understand or know what some of the things included are.

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