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It's about actively moving forward the laws, programs, and innovations you've paid lip service to, for lo these many years.
That said, how they're getting to that number is still appalling.
(Yes Sloggers...there was a HUGE oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year. Remember?)
It's an awful thing to say, but that big recession was neither deep enough nor long enough to change habits or minds.
I mean, Jeebus Fucking Christ. Why don't they just propose burning D.C. to the ground and let the military take over? That's essentially what they want anyway.
@14, thanks for that link, Urgutha, I took the numbers and sorted rows from highest to lowest dollar amounts (all changed to millions of dollars):
2000 Job Training Programs
1700 GSA Federal Buildings Fund
1400 DOE Loan Guarantee Authority
1300 Community Health Centers
1100 Office of Science
1000 High Speed Rail
899 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
700 Clean Water State Revolving Fund
593 Internal Revenue Service
544 International Food Aid grants
530 HUD Community Development Fund
405 Community Services Block Grant
400 LIHEAP Contingency fund
348 Land and Water Conservation Fund
338 Treasury Forfeiture Fund
327 Family Planning
268 Department of Treasury
256 State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance
250 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund
246 Agriculture Research
237 Rural Development Programs
234 FAA Next Gen
210 Maternal and Child Health Block Grants
201 Farm Service Agency
186 National Institute of Standards and Technology
169 Nuclear Energy
96 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
93 International Trade Administration
75 Legal Services Corporation
72 Fish and Wildlife Service
53 Food Safety and Inspection Services
52 Power Marketing Administrations
52 Law Enforcement Wireless Communications
51 National Park Service
49 Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
48 EPA Brownfields
46 Natural Resource Conservation Service
38 Forest Service
34 Energy Information Administration
31 Fossil Energy Research
30 Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies
27 Poison Control Centers
25 EPA State and Local Air Quality Management
20 National Archives and Record Service
18 Clean Coal Technology
16 Economic Development Assistance
15 Strategic Petroleum Reserve
11 National Drug Intelligence Center
10 US Marshals Service
9 EPA GHG Reporting Registry
7.4 EPA ENERGY STAR
6 National Endowment for the Arts
6 National Endowment for the Humanities
5 EPA Cap and Trade Technical Assistance
2.3 Juvenile Justice
2 Minority Business Development Agency
Agriculture Research 246
Clean Coal Technology 18
Clean Water State Revolving Fund 700
Community Health Centers 1300
Community Services Block Grant 405
Department of Treasury 268
DOE Loan Guarantee Authority 1400
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund 250
Economic Development Assistance 16
Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability 49
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 899
Energy Information Administration 34
EPA Brownfields 48
EPA Cap and Trade Technical Assistance 5
EPA ENERGY STAR 7.4
EPA GHG Reporting Registry 9
EPA State and Local Air Quality Management 25
FAA Next Gen 234
Family Planning 327
Farm Service Agency 201
Fish and Wildlife Service 72
Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies 30
Food Safety and Inspection Services 53
Forest Service 38
Fossil Energy Research 31
GSA Federal Buildings Fund 1700
High Speed Rail 1000
HUD Community Development Fund 530
Internal Revenue Service 593
International Food Aid grants 544
International Trade Administration 93
Job Training Programs 2000
Juvenile Justice 2.3
Land and Water Conservation Fund 348
Law Enforcement Wireless Communications 52
Legal Services Corporation 75
LIHEAP Contingency fund 400
Maternal and Child Health Block Grants 210
Minority Business Development Agency 2
National Archives and Record Service 20
National Drug Intelligence Center 11
National Endowment for the Arts 6
National Endowment for the Humanities 6
National Institute of Standards and Technology 186
National Park Service 51
Natural Resource Conservation Service 46
Nuclear Energy 169
Office of Science 1100
Poison Control Centers 27
Power Marketing Administrations 52
Rural Development Programs 237
State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance 256
Strategic Petroleum Reserve 15
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 96
Treasury Forfeiture Fund 338
US Marshals Service 10
Blocks all funding for Obama's health care plan. Blocks all funding to planned parenthood. Blocks almost all funding to the EPA. Drastically cuts funding for arts.
Again, the republicans basically cut funding to everything they personally dislike. 100% partisan. Not only did they NOT cut military spending, but also includes:
"An amendment by Rep. Forbes (R-VA) that prohibits the use of funds to take any action to effect or implement the disestablishment, closure or realignment of the US Joint Forces Command."
I do like this one though:
"An amendment by Rep. Weiner (D-NY) that bans foreign aid to Saudi Arabia."
This is spine?
This is worst than watching the NFL drafting combines. Can we all please ignore the Congress for the next two years?
What Congress is doing to NOAA/NWS now has a 30-year history.
It's small potatoes in the overall goatfuck of HR1 budget cuts; just wanted to point it out because I'm somewhat familiar with it.
I going to be perfecting my spit-roasted squirrel, raccoon, opossum & pigeon recipes before I even consider "Friskies Ala King" - that shit is NASTY!
I plan to eat the rich.
I love the largest-to-smallest order you did.
It would be nice to have something that shows the percentage of total of each of the cuts. For example, the $139 million cut from the National Science Foundation... is that a lot for them? I don't know how much funding is typical for many of these programs.
There's gotta be something out there detailing this info. I guess I'm too lazy to look right now though.