II. CUT SPENDING
1. Department of Education (Savings $95 Billion) Before Jimmy Carter created this Department as a payoff to the Teacher's Unions that supported him, U.S. Public Education students ranked number 1 in the world. Now, they have slipped to almost dead last. 2. Department of Energy & EPA (Savings $40 Billion) Created in 1979 by Carter (yet again) They haven' t created ANY Energy - Dump their useless asses. Return their Nuclear Regulatory responsibilities back to the Department of Defense. 3. Membership in the U.N. (Savings $1 Billion) With about 192 members, some 150 countries are governed by dictatorships that are counter to America's love of freedom - and who consistently vote against American interests - while Americans pay the tab. B. Reduce by 50%: 1. Department of Agriculture (Savings $55 Billion) In 1900 one in 3 Americans lived on a farm - today 1 in 100. Yet the Dept. has tripled in size. 2008 Budget = $90 Billion. 2011 Budget = $146 B. Why? Just go back to 2008 levels. 2010 Ag. output = $171 Bil. 2. Department of H.U.D. (Savings $35 Billion) Eliminate HUD - the largest slumlord on the planet. Send the remaining $35 Billion to the states. 3. Department of Labor (Savings $80 Billion) Take a tour of the Department of Labor offices in Miami - There's no one there -EVER !! C. Reduce: 1. Department of Defense (Savings $80 Billion) Change the way that new systems are procured and developed (a lot more later (click here). 2. IRS (Savings $5 Billion) In the 60's the IRS was staffed very efficiently by 12,000 people. Today, the IRS is an incompetent affirmative action program employing 120,000 people. 3. Medicare Fraud (Savings $40 Billion) $50 Billion per year is openly stolen (mostly in Florida and California). Legislate harsh mandatory prison sentence including that old bitty who doesn't "have to pay a penny out of pocket." 4. "Entitlements" (Savings $50 Billion) click here How did Social Security and Medicare go from "an investment to an entitlement? How did welfare, food stamps, become linked together as entitlements?
5. Shoot All the Lawyers (Priceless)
TOTAL ANNUAL SAVINGS $481,000,000,000 - THAT'S BILLION, PEOPLE !!
February 23, 2011: Update: What is all of this "Cut" $61 Billion from the Federal Budget, B.S.? First, Republicans promised $100 Billion during the elections. Second, here are recent Federal Budgets:
2005 United States federal budget - $2.4 trillion
2011 United States federal budget - $3.8 trillion
Inflation for those six years totals 8%. In 2005 we had expensive gas, and two expensive wars. In 2011, we anticipate no more "stimulus program." So why the 37% increase in Federal Spending?
And Republicans can't find any more cuts than $61 Million?
Are ALL people in Washington crazy ? ! ! - BELOW ARE THE BUDGET FIGURES (1997 - 2016)
COMPILED BY THE U.S BUREAU OF STATISTICS.
April 1, 2011 (April Fool's Day) Update !! The final number on "cuts" (rhymes with guts?) is $31 Billion. And the Department of Education Doors stay open. THIS IS LEADERSHIP. MR. BOEHNER (Rhymes with boner?).