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    CBO: Budget Deal Raised Spending $3.2 Billion

    When Congress and the White House came to an agreement on the 2011 budget last month to avoid a government shutdown, the deal was advertised as cutting spending by $38.5 billion. In fact, it raises government spending by $3.2 billion for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said Monday, The Hill reports.

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    No problem. Just get rid of Michelle's nutrition power grab. I think that costs about $4billion.

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    Beat you to it, already posted here:

    http://www.politicsforum.com/economi...sive-fail.html


    yea, let's do take food from poor kids though. That'll do it!

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    The government is going to swoop in and take food that belongs to poor kids? That's an outrage.
    Of course, it's a different story if we determine that we are too broke to continue feel-good social programs...

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    We could cut the size of the Navy from 11 un-needed Fleets to say 7. That should save far far more then 4 Billion a year and not effect our safety 1 iota.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Beat you to it, already posted here:

    http://www.politicsforum.com/economi...sive-fail.html


    yea, let's do take food from poor kids though. That'll do it!
    So you did...my bad.

    Mods, feel free to scrap this thread.

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    Here's some ideas. Some are radical, others not, but if you have some offense by them, bite me.

    - Eliminate the Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, and Marine Corps. Why can't we operate with an Army, Navy, and Air Force like everyone else?
    - Withdraw from all foreign bases, save those in South Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan (Withdraw from latter two on schedule.)
    - Eliminate Subsidies to Agribusiness, Coal, Oil & Gas, and Alternatives
    - Reorganize the tax code. (I gave a recent outline for that)
    - Eliminate USAID
    - Merge Medicare, Medicaid, IHS, VHA, and SCHIP. For purposes of Administrative costs.
    - Cut Congressional, and Presidential salaries in half.

    Just a couple things. Meh. No one will do it though, because they're too caught up in partisan squabble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan View Post
    Here's some ideas. Some are radical, others not, but if you have some offense by them, bite me.

    - Eliminate the Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, and Marine Corps. Why can't we operate with an Army, Navy, and Air Force like everyone else?
    - Withdraw from all foreign bases, save those in South Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan (Withdraw from latter two on schedule.)
    - Eliminate Subsidies to Agribusiness, Coal, Oil & Gas, and Alternatives
    - Reorganize the tax code. (I gave a recent outline for that)
    - Eliminate USAID
    - Merge Medicare, Medicaid, IHS, VHA, and SCHIP. For purposes of Administrative costs.
    - Cut Congressional, and Presidential salaries in half.

    Just a couple things. Meh. No one will do it though, because they're too caught up in partisan squabble.
    Add in there a revamping of all entitlement programs and a hard look at all other Agencies with a goal of cutting/eliminating where possible and I could go along with your suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunne View Post
    No problem. Just get rid of Michelle's nutrition power grab. I think that costs about $4billion.
    Here's a better idea. Cancel plans for one of the new class on nuclear powered aircraft carriers, that would save much MORE than a crummy $3.2 Billion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunne View Post
    Add in there a revamping of all entitlement programs and a hard look at all other Agencies with a goal of cutting/eliminating where possible and I could go along with your suggestions.
    Not a bad idea at all.

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