Republicans are always being put on the defensive on just about everything by Democrats and the mainstream media. After a while a person may begin to wonder if they have the real story.
Listed below are some of the proposed cuts to the federal budget. Of course, they will notall be cut since some of these programs are the pet projects of Republicans. However, it is important that tax payers know where their money is going since the federal government always wants more. It might make a lot more sense if instead of the federal government starting and running all these programs, individual states should take them on if they want to.
We do have an $18 Trillion debt. Remember that when you cast your vote and the other side accuses you of being heartless.
PAUL RYAN'S PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS
A List of Republican Budget Cuts
Notice Social Security and the Military are NOT on this list.
These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting.
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 duplicating education programs -- H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep.
McKeon, eliminates 68 programs 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 Grants 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 Grants 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 Grants -- $2.5 billion annual savings.
Title X Family Planning -- $318 million annual savings.
Appalachian Regional Commission -- $76 million annual savings.
Programs under the National and Community Services Act -- $1.15 billion annual savings.
Economic Development Administration -- $293 million annual savings.
Applied Research at Department of Energy -- $1.27 billion annual savings.
Freedom CAR 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'S
Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees -- $1.2 Billion savings over 10 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
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 in savings.
HUD Ph.D. Program.
Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years
The question is: What is all this doing in the budget in the first place?
Maybe this is why the Democrats are attacking Paul Ryan.
The question to Republicans is: Are you going to fight or are you going to be complacent?
Contact your Congressional Representatives and let them know what you think. They are all listed in the phone book and online.
Representative Mike Thompson
Representative Jerrod Huffman
Senator Diane Feinstein
Senator Barbara Boxer