President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday to eliminate or trim 121 federal programs for a savings of $17 billion in the coming budget year. Many of the proposed cuts have already been rejected by Obama's allies in Congress, including some programs that his predecessor, President George W. Bush, repeatedly sought to end.
They include:the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program; a $10 million West Virginia highway project, a $15 million for California for diesel emissions reduction grants, ending production of the F-22 fighter and killing a much-maligned replacement helicopter fleet for the president that's way over budget, and ending the obsolete LORAN-C marine navigation system, which still gets $35 million a year despite being made obsolete by the satellite-based Global Positioning System.
Hes proposing cuts on Rep AND Dem run projects...
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LOL, NP. No I know you don't have OBD. I kind of agree with you. I doubt Congress will give him what he wants. Nancy seems to think she is running the show and won't like Obama thinking for himself. I didn't have a chance to read the article posted but I thought I saw something on DU about war funding going thru but I could be wrong.
I do think it's good that he is looking for ways to make cuts but I'm not optimistic about Congress following thru.
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