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Just Look At What Obama Is ‘Cutting’

From the table of contents of Mr. Obama’s latest budget opus, Terminations Reductions And Savings (a pdf file):

Terminations Reductions And Savings

Terminations

Abandoned Mine Lands Payments to Certified States, Department of the Interior…..7

Advanced Earned Income Tax Credit, Department of the Treasury……….8

Anthrax Vaccine Research, Department of Health and Human Services……….9

Brownfields Economic Development Initiative, Department of Housing and Urban Development..10

C-17 Strategic Airlift Aircraft, Department of Defense….11

California Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants, Environmental Protection Agency…….12

Character Education Program, Department of Education..13

Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation….14

Civic Education, Close-Up Fellowships, and Academies for American History and Civics (3 Terminations),

Department of Education……….15

Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR-X) Helicopter, Department of Defense…….16

Conservation Reserve Program Set-Aside for Public Access, Department of Agriculture…17

Corridor H of the Appalachian Development Highway, Department of Transportation….18

Cotton Storage Payments, Department of Agriculture….19

Denali Access, Department of Transportation….20

Denali Job Training, Department of Labor…….21

Economic Action Program, Department of Agriculture….22

Emergency Operations Center Grant Program, Department of Homeland Security……23

Entitlements for Financial Intermediaries Under the Federal Family Education Loan Program,

Department of Education……….24

Environmental Infrastructure Construction, Corps of Engineers………..25

Even Start, Department of Education…….26

F-22 Raptor Fighter Aircraft, Department of Defense…..28

Foundations for Learning, Department of Education..29

Future Combat Systems Manned Ground Vehicles, Department of Defense……30

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation…….32

Health Resources and Services Administration Earmarks (3 Terminations), Department of Health and Human Services….33

High Energy Cost Grant, Department of Agriculture..34

Homeland Security Grants, Environmental Protection Agency………35

Inter-City Bus Security Grant Program, Department of Homeland Security……..36

Javits Gifted and Talented Education Program, Department of Education…….37

Joint Strike Fighter Alternate Engine, Department of Defense……..38

Local Government Climate Change Grants, Environmental Protection Agency……39

Loran-C, Department of Homeland Security……40

Los Alamos Neutron Science Center Refurbishment, Department of Energy……..41

Multiple Kill Vehicle Program, Department of Defense….42

National Institute for Literacy, Department of Education…..43

Next Generation Bomber, Department of Defense….44

Nuclear Hydrogen Activities, Department of Energy..45

Nuclear Power 2010, Department of Energy……46

Oil and Gas Company Tax Preferences (8 Terminations), Department of Energy……47

Oil and Gas Research and Development Program (Mandatory Funding), Department of Energy…48

Oil Research and Development Program (Discretionary Funding), Department of Energy….49

Presidential Helicopter (VH-71), Department of Defense…50

Public Broadcasting Grants, Department of Agriculture…51

Public Telecom Facilities, Department of Commerce…52

Rail Line Relocation Grants, Department of Transportation………..53

Ready to Teach, Department of Education…….54

Reliable Replacement Warhead, Department of Energy…55

Resource Conservation and Development Program, Department of Agriculture……56

Rural Community Facilities, Department of Health and Human Services…….57

Rural Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities Grants, Department of Agriculture..58

Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities State Grants, Department of Education…59

State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), Department of Justice……60

Student Mentoring Program, Department of Education…61

Surface Transportation Priorities, Department of Transportation……….62

Transformational Satellite, Department of Defense…63

Trucking Security Program, Department of Homeland Security………..64

Water Infrastructure Earmarks, Environmental Protection Agency……..65

Watershed and Flood Prevention Program, Department of Agriculture……….66

Work Incentive Grants, Department of Labor….67

Yucca Mountain Repository Program, Department of Energy……….68

Reductions

Abandoned Mine Lands Discretionary Grants, Department of the Interior……69

African Development Foundation Program……70

Agricultural Research Service Buildings and Facilities, Department of Agriculture……71

Airborne Laser Program, Department of Defense…..72

Aircraft Carrier Build Schedule, Department of Defense…73

Crop Insurance Premiums/Underwriting Gains & Fees, Department of Agriculture……74

East-West Center Assistance, Department of State / International Programs……..75

Election Assistance Commission Grants, Election Assistance Commission…….76

Food and Drug Administration Construction Earmark for the National Center for Natural Products Research in Buildings and Facilities, Department of Health and Human Services…….77

Government Reliance on Contracted Service Support, Department of Defense…….78

Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Program, Department of Defense……..79

Low-Performing Corps Construction Projects, Corps of Engineers……….80

LPD-17 and Mobile Landing Platform Transport Ships, Department of Defense……81

Market Access Program, Department of Agriculture…82

Navy CG(X) Cruiser, Department of Defense…..83

Office of Labor-Management Standards, Department of Labor………84

Payments to High-Income Farmers, Department of Agriculture………..85

Phase-Out Direct Payments to Farms with Sales Above $500,000, Department of Agriculture….86

Real Choice Change Systems Grants, Department of Health and Human Services…….87

Recruiting and Retention Adjustments to Maintain End-Strength, Department of Defense….88

Targeted Funding for Alaska Native Villages Infrastructure, Environmental Protection Agency….89

Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, Department of the Treasury……….90

Voice of America, Broadcasting Board of Governors…91

Other Savings

Administrative Services at Posts, Department of State / International Programs…..92

Branding Activities, Department of Homeland Security…93

Bureau of Information Resource Management Inventory, Department of State / International Programs….94

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Program Integrity, Department of Health and Human Services……95

Computer Consolidation, Department of Education…96

Conferences, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs…….97

Contract Consolidation, Department of State / International Programs………98

Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Programs, Program Integrity, Social Security Administration…99

Electronic Correspondence for Immigrant Visa Processing, Department of State / International Programs….100

Energy Use, Department of Homeland Security…..101

Healthy Start, Grow Smart, Department of Health and Human Services…….102

International Office Closure, Department of Education…103

IRS Tax Enforcement, Program Integrity, Department of the Treasury……..104

IT Infrastructure Streamlining, Environmental Protection Agency……..106

Levy Payments to Federal Contractors with Delinquent Debt, Department of the Treasury…107

Marketing and Regulatory Programs Work Reforms, Department of Agriculture…….108

Office Leases, Department of Agriculture…….109

Office of Inspector General Field Office Consolidation, Department of Health and Human Services….110

Office Supplies and Computer Software, Department of Homeland Security……..111

Online Judicial Forfeiture Notices, Department of Justice………..112

Recovery Act Savings, Department of Transportation….113

Rural Development Online Training, Department of Agriculture……….114

Secretary’s Regional Representatives, Department of Education……….115

Unemployment Insurance, Financial Integrity, Department of Labor……….116

Unemployment Insurance, Program Integrity, Department of Labor……….117

USDA IRS Data Sharing on Farmer Income, Department of Agriculture…….118

Utility Online Bill Payments, Department of Agriculture…………119

Do you notice any patterns?

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, May 7th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

16 Responses to “Just Look At What Obama Is ‘Cutting’”

  1. TDoc says:

    Basically, what they’re trying to do now has been attempted by the Bush administration. What is worse, however, is the projected budget deficit. 0.5% is too little to make an impact. Obama needs to come up with other alternatives to save the government’s frivolous spending.

    See what the media have to say about the cuts: http://www.newsy.com/videos/budget_cuts_a_drop_in_the_bucket

  2. AmericanIPA says:

    Yeah, I’m sure Obama will be up late at night wondering how to end “government’s frivolous spending”. He’s more into frivolous borrowing.

  3. Petronius says:

    Any patterns? Hmmmm… homeland security, defense, defense, defense, homeland security, defense, defense, veterans, defense, defense, farmers, defense, homeland security, defense, defense, farmers, defense, defense, cotton farmers, defense, defense, nuclear power, defense, defense, homeland security, defense, Appalachia, defense, defense, Voice of America, defense, defense, farmers, defense. Nope. No pattern there.

    Seriously, the hand that made these cuts clearly despises the American military, veterans, farmers, and Southerners. The defense cuts are indeed tragic. For example, without the retention bonus program, the military will experience loss of non-coms and trained and seasoned GIs, and as a result combat brigades will be understrength and military planning becomes problematic. The F-22 would have assured air superiority to American forces for years into the future. Cutting the search and rescue helicopters seems particularly harsh, as it limits our ability to recover downed pilots, wounded soldiers in Afghanistan, and sailors lost at sea. Harsh.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      But he swears,”We love him and he is all for us!!”

      I NEVER bought any of his BOLD FACED LIES to the Veterans!
      Is it any wonder why this Islamofascist and his cronies are afraid of the very people that they claim they have their best interest at heart?

      Bulshiite the fans……..not the players!!

    • catie says:

      Well, the Blue Stars for Obummer love him still. They’re clueless.
      You are correct Petronius he hates everything that is good about this country.

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    Sing it with me……….

    “Oh when the jihadist…come strolling in”

    Must have given Barry sleepless nights clipping the African Development Program.
    Reduce the IRS Tax Enforcement, Program Integrity……….uh…….Okay, I see a pattern here!!

  5. proreason says:

    Tell me one thing he has done that isn’t designed to reduce the power and defense of this country.

    One thing.

    There can be only one conclusion.

  6. rakkasan says:

    Steve, the stuff you come up with scares me both as a patriot and a veteran. And I am glad you do what you do.

  7. Consilience says:

    The thug’s purpose is to weaken the nation. He’s a menace and will lead to the dissolution of the Republic. Montana’s anti-control/anti-fed legislation is being followed up in Texas. Liberty trumps everything!

  8. DGA says:

    obama cuts defense spending, yet increases the IRS agent count by 800, he doesen’t want to defend us (his primary function, if he doesen’t know that) he wants to attack us through our wallets.

  9. BatK says:

    Homeslice is either a socialist, a satanist, or a muslim… it’s the only explanation for his purposeful attempt to destroy everything America was founded on and dupe the general populace into thinking it’s for our own good.

  10. BillK says:

    From our friends at Reuters:

    Obama budget cuts funds for “abstinence-only”

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s $3.55 trillion budget proposal, released on Thursday, eliminates spending for programs that teach U.S. schoolchildren sexual abstinence and shifts funds to programs aimed at reducing teenage pregnancy.

    The administration’s $78.4 billion spending plan for the Department of Health and Human Services, which must be reviewed and approved by Congress, includes support for teen pregnancy prevention.

    The program will fund models that stress the importance of abstinence while providing medically accurate and age-appropriate information to youth who have already become sexually active,” the budget proposal said. …

    http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE5470K220090508

    Don’t you love the way education advocating abstinence is treated as if it wasn’t aimed at “reducing teenage pregnancy?”

    • caligirl9 says:

      I’m really bugged by all of the heat Bristol Palin is taking in her role as Candies’ Foundation campaign spokesperson about preventing teen pregnancy and abstinence. Most of the media reports I’ve seen are all cynical and calling Bristol “a hypocrite.”

      Yes, Bristol might have closed the barn door after the horse got out. But people seem to forget she was chosen as an age-group peer who is saying, “Please don’t do what I did—it’s not an easy thing to do.” Isn’t that how you are supposed to “teach” teens—through age-group peers who have made a mistake (drugs, truancy, pregnancy, whatever)—young people who say “Don’t be like me.”

      You can bet if this had been St. Chelsea Clinton (as a teen) she’d be congratulated for her brave choice. Or even one of the Obama girls … could happen.

      I still think the best place to teach junior and high school-aged students about sex and sexuality is in the home (though nowadays girls just need to know certain things at an earlier age …). I also know the family that does that is rare. We count on the government teat (no pun intended) to do something that private and that important toward the well-being and future of our kids. Another prime example of no sense of responsibility for self and family—let the gov’ment do it, and when mah teenage bay-be has one of her own, the check and cheese is in ‘da mail!

  11. canary says:

    Cut “IRS Tax Enforcement” ? after adding 800 more agents?
    Cut Social Security?
    Defense cuts. No 1st Class or World class defense. Peasant class.

  12. Milissa says:

    Just a reminder. Durning the Bush Adminstration scores of social programs were cut. I saw so many people’s quality of life plummet during this time. Most were special needs persons. Spending must be cut some how, it is just the military’s time.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Go toke up another joint, Melissa and put on your Black Sabbath records.

      Tune in, Turn on and drop out. That would be the best thing you could do.


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