The Democrats also passed no budget for FY-2009, even though they were in control of all three branches of the federal government AT THAT TIME! Now THAT should be real cause to scare anyone!
The budget bill just passed by the Republican house and passed to the Senate for approval, imposes caps on federal spending as a percentage of GDP. It also allows for an INCREASE in the debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion IN EXCHANGE for both the Senate and House approving a balanced budget amendment. So pay no more attention to liberal lies which try to scare you by saying that “Republicans will not compromise and refuse to allow a rise of the debt ceiling”.
Watch Dick Morris's video below, repeating what I have been saying in my last few posts, that Obama is only using his disgusting scare tactics when he says that Military pay, Social Security, and Medicare "might not" get paid if we don't raise the debt ceiling! More lies from the "liar in chief". As I said earlier, if he actually tries to refuse essential payments in his quest to destroy America - his destructive "new world" prioritizing would GUARANTEE his defeat in 2012, because of the UNNECESSARY pain he would bring to MOST of his own supporters. Most of his supporters are on the dole of handouts from the federal government. The only supporters of his that would not be affected by his irrational prioritizing would be the relative small numbers of his "dead" voters.
These are all the programs below, that the new Republican House has proposed cutting in the “Cut, Cap and Balance” budget bill they just passed (234 to 190), and sent it to the Democrat controlled Senate. Notice that military, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are not in the Republican cuts, as was falsely accused by Obama and the Democrat threats and scare tactics!
Take a look at each cut, and see if you think any of them are “ESSENTIAL” to prevent the destruction of the USA as we know it. Couple these OBVIOUSLY non-essential cuts with the Republican bill, and you have one out of only two proposals (both from Republicans) to turn our country around!
Corp. for Public Broadcasting Subsidy. $445 million annual savings.
Save America’s Treasures Program. $25 million annually.
International Fund for Ireland. $17 million annually.
Legal Services Corporation. $420 million annually.
National Endowment for the Arts. $167.5 million annually.
Nat. Endowment for the Humanities. $167.5 million annually.
Hope VI Program.. $250 million annually.
Amtrak Subsidies. $1.565 billion annually.
Eliminate duplicate 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 annually.
Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy. $20 million annually.
Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding. $47 million annually.
John C. Stennis Center Subsidy. $430,000 annually.
Community Development Fund. $4.5 billion annually.
Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid. $24 million annually.
Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half. $7.5 billion annually.
Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20%. $600 million annually.
Essential Air Service. $150 million annually.
Technology Innovation Program. $70 million annually.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program. $125
Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization.
$530 million annually.
Beach Replenishment. $95 million annually.
New Starts Transit. $2 billion annually.
Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and
Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts. $9 million
Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants. $2.5 billion annually.
Title X Family Planning. $318 million annually.
Appalachian Regional Commission. $76 million annually.
Economic Development Administration. $293 million annually.
Programs under the National and Community Services Act.
$1.15 billion annually.
Applied Research at Department of Energy. $1.27 billion
Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership. $200 million annually.
Energy Star Program. $52 million annually.
Economic Assistance to Egypt . $250 million annually.
U.S. Agency for International Development. $1.39 billion
General Assistance to District of Columbia . $210 million
Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
$150 million annually.
Presidential Campaign Fund. $775 million savings over ten years.
No funding for federal office space acquisition. $864
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 services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing payments 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.
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 Mohair Subsidies. $1 million annually.
Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. $12.5 million annually.
Eliminate Market Access Program. $200 million annually.
USDA Sugar Program. $14 million annually.
Subsidy to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). $93 million annually.
Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. $56.2 million annually.
Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs. $900 million savings.
Ready to Learn TV Program. $27 million savings.
Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress. HUD Ph.D. Program.
Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act
TOTAL SAVINGS FOR HOUSE BUDGET: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years
Obama promised to end the "pork" if he was elected POTUS. So look at the list below and then leave me a comment about how you think he is doing:
President Obama can breathe a sigh of relief. The Senate voted way back in March to keep all those porky earmarks that "don’t exist" in his $410 BILLION spending bill.
GOP Sen. John McCain’s amendment stripping the omni-pork package of an estimated 8,500 pet pork projects worth roughly $8 billion was defeated this afternoon. You can find a database of all those teeny, tiny pork projects here.
Here’s the roll call vote:
Looks like quite a few Democrats didn't want McCain's bill to chop 8,500 "pork" projects in order to save about EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS ?? They cast most of the "nay" votes. Guess they didn't get Obama's campaign message? God save us from "bipartisanship", and help us get more Republicans into the fray.