Moving aggressively to make good on election promises to slash the federal budget, the House GOP today unveiled an eye-popping plan to eliminate $2.5 trillion in spending over the next 10 years. Gone would be Amtrak subsidies, fat checks to the Legal Services Corporation and National Endowment for the Arts, and some $900 million to run President Obama's healthcare reform program.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:17 PM on Jan. 20, 2011
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Answer by Natesmom507 at 2:15 PM on Jan. 20, 2011
Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress.
This is one I find appalling. So they can impose a death tax on the rest of us, but they give the families of their own members that die while in office a year's salary. Wow. They are so out of touch.
I agree with a lot of the items in their list, but would have to look further into some since I don't really know what they are for.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:21 PM on Jan. 20, 2011
Answer by waldorfmom at 2:24 PM on Jan. 20, 2011
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 2:46 PM on Jan. 20, 2011
Answer by gdiamante at 2:46 PM on Jan. 20, 2011
it's cheaper to replenish a beach than to restore damaged property, for example).
I saw that too gd, and I was thinking that beach replenishing would be a state issue, not a federal one. Most of our states don't have beaches, it seems a bit unfair to make someone in Montana pay taxes for sand in Florida. IDK. I am sure this is a subsidy for the states.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:53 PM on Jan. 20, 2011