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Look at all the programs I would cut! There are plenty more...I was being nice :)

Economic Development Assistance Programs
Support for International Sporting Competitions
Grants to Manufacturers of Worsted Wool Fabrics
Promote and Develop Fishery Products and Research Pertaining to American Fisheries
Construction of Research Facilities
Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Fund
Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid
Miscellaneous Special Funds
Research, Development, Test and Evaluation,
Department of Defense Base Closure Account 1990
Department of Defense Base Closure Account 2005
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment Program
Accelerating Achievement and Ensuring Equity
Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program
Fossil Energy Research and Development
Science Discretionary
Affordable Insurance Exchange Grants
Program Management (JUST Program Management...no program listed)
Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Account
Refugee and Entrant Assistance
Pregnancy Assistance Fund
General Departmental Management (no department listed)
DHS Analysis and Operations
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Acquisitions, Construction, Improvements and Related Expenses
Payments to Wool Manufacturers
International Registered Traveler
United States Coast Guard-Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
Federal Emergency Management Agency-Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Program

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS
Flexible Subsidy Fund
Policy Development and Research
Helium Fund
United States Geological Survey-Surveys, Investigations, and Research
Multinational Species Conservation Fund
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation
Migratory Bird Conservation Account
Recreation Enhancement Fee Program, FWS
Drug Enforcement Administration-Diversion Control Fee Account
Office of Justice Programs-Research, Evaluation, and Statistics
Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs
Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities
Contributions to International Organizations
National Endowment for Democracy
Payment to the Asia Foundation
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
Complex Crises Fund
Global Health Programs
Democracy Fund
Migration and Refugee Assistance
Israeli Arab and Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Programs
Operating Subsidy Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation

Capital and Debt Service Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation

Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation
Railroad Research and Development
Assistance to Small Shipyards
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Clearly this is a waste)
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account
Presidential Election Campaign Fund
Financial Research Fund
Payment to FRA for AMTRAK Debt Restructuring
IRS-Informant Payments
American Battle Monuments Commission
Unanticipated Needs
Millennium Challenge Corporation
International Military Education and Training
Foreign Military Financing Program
Strategic Climate Fund
Contribution to the Inter-American Development Bank
Contribution to the International Development Association
Contribution to the Asian Development Bank
Contribution to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Contribution to the African Development Bank
Contribution to Enterprise for the Americas Multilateral Investment Fund

International Organizations and Programs
Contributions to the International Fund for Agricultural Development
International Affairs Technical Assistance Program
Overseas Private Investment Corporation Program Account
African Development Foundation
Foreign Military Sales Trust Fund
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
International Broadcasting Operations
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Corporation for Travel Promotion
Election Assistance Commission
High-intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program
Other Federal Drug Control Programs
Federal Election Commission
Office of Museum and Library Services: Grants and Administration
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Endowment for the Arts: Grants and Administration
National Endowment for the Humanities: Grants and Administration
Office of Government Ethics (HA HA)
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (They should be fired!)
Investor Protection Fund
Payment to Standard Setting Body
Securities Investor Protection Corporation
Holocaust Memorial Museum
United States Institute of Peace

Take your own whack at it. CBO Sequestration Report:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/assets/leg...

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I would eliminate the

I would eliminate the standing armies. Just call all the troops back from unjust wars (all of them), and send them all home.

End every single entitlement program.

Bottom line, if I can't find anything in the Constitution that pretty much requires it's existence, I would cut it. So, I would keep the US Treasury so they can mint gold and silver currency, etc.

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You can't cut the Pregnancy Assistance Fund

The world needs babies! We need the next generation of workers when older ones retire. How dare you put an end to procreation?

Defend Liberty!

No.7's picture

John Stossel's path to a balanced budget

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/02/03/john-stossel-balan...

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

SaveThePandas's picture

But... But... But...

If you cut all these programs.... the world as we know it would end. Life would cease to exist and chaos would ensue....

What the hell is wrong with you? Your heart must be frozen. You can't just go around cutting programs, people NEED these programs. Don't you like people? Or do you hate people? You must be one of those people hating people.

And the migratory bird conservation account... So, not only do you hate people, you clearly hate birds also.

End Sarcasm.

Why were you "being nice" with your program cutting list? I say be ruthless.

Railroad?! You saw he cut railroads?! But he went too far!

Not one. Not two. Lost of them. Not actual railroads, thank heavens. But 5% of railroad funding... The maligned "sequesterable" part. Which is, I presume, the most delectable part.

  • Operating Subsidy Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation
  • Capital and Debt Service Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation
  • Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation
  • Railroad Research and Development
  • Payment to FRA for AMTRAK Debt Restructuring

Alas, I am resigned. Maybe now that we have a few Transcontinental Railroads fully operational & sucking our government dry, we could sell off a few of them to unsuspecting fools.

But there are limits to furious spending cuts. Here is where the humorous buck stops. Thou shalt not cut:

  • Assistance to Small Shipyards

I have fond memories of riding the rails. Fonder memories of riding the waves.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

SaveThePandas's picture

Sorry Mark Twain, but you are wrong

The only real "Thou shalt not cut" up there is the obvious

"Miscellaneous Special Funds"

How could anyone approve cutting something so specific and not at all questionable?

The road to wrong intentions is paved with rights...

I got my rights! The road to wrong intentions is paved with rights... to "other people's money."

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

I was being nice because a lot of people bought into the system

and need to be weaned off entitlements. I think many of the programs I selected are nothing but slush funds. I'm against the welfare state too but it wasn't a awful long time ago when I still thought SS was helpful and our government was concerned about our well being. ROFL!

I'd be interested in knowing

I'd be interested in knowing the savings from cutting this set of programs.

Just cutting railroad "sequesterable" millions = $2 billion

Just cutting the railroad "sequesterable" millions, near $2 billion is lopped off. That is lopping off the 5%"sequesterable" funds that even the government admits they can do without.

Editor's note: Sequesterable in government publications means exactly what government wants it to mean.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul