Budget Cuts, the Federal Government and Spinelessness

http://www.therightscoop.com/coburn-sequestration-doesnt-have-to-hurt-if-we-just-cut-the-waste-duplication-and-ridiculous-out-of-the-pentagon/

VIRAL NOTES:  Really, I would have 100% of those cuts come out of domestic spending programs. I don’t care about “wasteful spending” in the Pentagon, because its nothing compared to the wasteful,illegal, un-Constitutional spending under the umbrella of “unfunded liabilities”. Getting rid of each and every one of those spending programs would literally blast the buoyancy back into America, and put us above water, again. Cutting spending in the Department of War during wartime should be done with great care and consideration, and after long and deliberate study by fiscal Conservatives, and not just by kneejerk reflex, or by defaults. Yes, I realize that there are things that could, and probably should be discontinued, in terms of defense spending, but they’re nothing compared to the un-American, un-Constitutional and unintelligent spending on so-called “entitlement” programs, like Social Security (a program crafted by a racist, socialist president that wanted dictatorial powers, and had the help of a complicit Supreme Court) and Medicare (a socialist program, signed into law by yet another of the democratic racist, socialist presidents).

There are far too many other things that should be eliminated, before touching the DOD budget. The 2011 Fiscal Budget:

Mandatory spending: $2.173 trillion (+14.9%)
$695 billion (+4.9%) – Social Security
$571 billion (+58.6%) – Unemployment/Welfare/Other mandatory spending
$453 billion (+6.6%) – Medicare
$290 billion (+12.0%) – Medicaid
$164 billion (+18.0%) – Interest on National Debt

US receipt and expenditure estimates for fiscal year 2010.
Discretionary spending: $1.378 trillion (+13.8%)
$663.7 billion (+12.7%) – Department of Defense (including Overseas Contingency Operations)
$78.7 billion (−1.7%) – Department of Health and Human Services
$72.5 billion (+2.8%) – Department of Transportation
$52.5 billion (+10.3%) – Department of Veterans Affairs
$51.7 billion (+40.9%) – Department of State and Other International Programs
$47.5 billion (+18.5%) – Department of Housing and Urban Development
$46.7 billion (+12.8%) – Department of Education
$42.7 billion (+1.2%) – Department of Homeland Security
$26.3 billion (−0.4%) – Department of Energy
$26.0 billion (+8.8%) – Department of Agriculture
$23.9 billion (−6.3%) – Department of Justice
$18.7 billion (+5.1%) – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$13.8 billion (+48.4%) – Department of Commerce
$13.3 billion (+4.7%) – Department of Labor
$13.3 billion (+4.7%) – Department of the Treasury
$12.0 billion (+6.2%) – Department of the Interior
$10.5 billion (+34.6%) – Environmental Protection Agency
$9.7 billion (+10.2%) – Social Security Administration
$7.0 billion (+1.4%) – National Science Foundation
$5.1 billion (−3.8%) – Corps of Engineers
$5.0 billion (+100%-NA) – National Infrastructure Bank
$1.1 billion (+22.2%) – Corporation for National and Community Service
$0.7 billion (0.0%) – Small Business Administration
$0.6 billion (−14.3%) – General Services Administration
$0 billion (−100%-NA) – Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)
$0 billion (−100%-NA) – Financial stabilization efforts
$11 billion (+275%-NA) – Potential disaster costs
$19.8 billion (+3.7%) – Other Agencies
$105 billion – Other
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_United_States_federal_budget

Needless to say, the fiscal stupidity of the Obama regime hasn’t done anything other than exacerbate the situation we’re currently facing.  Looking to the White House for leadership in this debt crisis is like looking to the Magic 8 Ball for wisdom.  In any event, this is what I’d eliminate, permanently, and up front:
Mandatory spending:
$695 billion (+4.9%) – Social Security
$571 billion (+58.6%) – Unemployment/Welfare/Other mandatory spending
$453 billion (+6.6%) – Medicare
$290 billion (+12.0%) – Medicaid

US receipt and expenditure estimates for fiscal year 2010.
Discretionary spending:
$78.7 billion (−1.7%) – Department of Health and Human Services
$72.5 billion (+2.8%) – Department of Transportation
$47.5 billion (+18.5%) – Department of Housing and Urban Development
$46.7 billion (+12.8%) – Department of Education
$26.0 billion (+8.8%) – Department of Agriculture
$18.7 billion (+5.1%) – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$13.8 billion (+48.4%) – Department of Commerce
$13.3 billion (+4.7%) – Department of Labor
$12.0 billion (+6.2%) – Department of the Interior
$10.5 billion (+34.6%) – Environmental Protection Agency
$9.7 billion (+10.2%) – Social Security Administration
$7.0 billion (+1.4%) – National Science Foundation
$5.0 billion (+100%-NA) – National Infrastructure Bank
$1.1 billion (+22.2%) – Corporation for National and Community Service
$0.7 billion (0.0%) – Small Business Administration
$0 billion (−100%-NA) – Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP)
$0 billion (−100%-NA) – Financial stabilization efforts
$11 billion (+275%-NA) – Potential disaster costs
$19.8 billion (+3.7%) – Other Agencies
$105 billion – Other

There are far too many other things that not only could, but should be eliminated, or at least critically slashed, but Congress and the White House are too chock full of chinless cowards that don’t have the political will, much less the backbone, to do the right thing and not worry about lengthy political careers.  The Constitution was designed to protect us from Big Government, but Congress and the White House are now filled with people that ignore the Constitution.  The Founding Fathers believed that the People were smart enough to do things themselves (and they proved it, by creating a country and defeating the greatest military machine in the Known World, at the time, in doing it; twice).  Restricting the federal government to the legitimate, enumerated functions that the Constitution outlines for them would immediately put America back into the fiscal black.  Putting the rest of the functions they currently illegitimately hold back into the hands of the People and the States would pretty much seal the deal on American exceptionalism and prosperity.

I am Virus-X, Republic Commando, and I approve this message.

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~ by virusx on September 9, 2012.

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