Programs eliminated or cut in the 2006 Bush budget
10:56 p.m. February 11, 2005
The 154 programs that President Bush wants to eliminate or cut in his 2006 budget proposal. Bush would terminate 99 programs and make major spending reductions in 55. Separately, the administration listed eight major reforms Bush proposed that also would produce spending cuts.
Of the terminations, Bush has recommended 59 of them before. Twenty-seven of the 55 programs targeted for spending reductions have been previously submitted to Congress.
AMS Biotechnology Program
Forest Service Economic Action Program
High Cost Energy Grants
NRCS Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations
Research and Extension Grant Earmarks and Low Priority Programs
Advanced Technology Program
Emergency Steel Guarantee Loan Program
Public Telecommunications Facilities, Planning and Construction Program
Comprehensive School Reform
Educational Technology State Grants
(High School Program Terminations:)
Vocational Education State Grants
Vocational Education National Activities
Tech Prep State Grants
Smaller Learning Communities
Perkins Loans: Capital Contributions and Loan Cancellations
Regional Education Laboratories
Safe and Drug Free Schools State Grants
(Small Elementary and Secondary Education Programs:)
Javits Gifted and Talented Education
National Writing Project
Dropout Prevention Program
Close Up Fellowships
Ready to Teach
Parental Information and Resource Centers
Alcohol Abuse Reduction
Foundations for Learning
Mental Health Integration in Schools
Community Technology Centers
Exchanges with Historic Whaling and Trading Partners
Foreign Language Assistance
Excellence in Economic Education
Arts in Education
Women’s Educational Equity
Elementary and Secondary School Counseling
(Smaller Higher Education Programs:)
Higher Education Demos for Students w/Disabilities
Underground Railroad Program
Interest Subsidy Grants
(Small Job Training and Adult Education Programs:)
Occupational and Employment Information
Literacy Programs for Prisoners
State Grants for Incarcerated Youth
(Small Postsecondary Student Financial Assistance Programs:)
B.J. Stupak Olympic Scholarships
Thurgood Marshall Legal Opportunity
(Small Vocational Rehabilitation Programs:)
Vocational Rehabilitation Recreational Programs
Vocational Rehab (VR) Migrant and Seasonal Workers
Projects with Industry
Teacher Quality Enhancement Program
Nuclear Energy Plant Optimization
Nuclear Energy Research Initiative
Oil and Gas Programs
?Health and Human Services Department
ACF Community Service Programs
ACF Early Learning Opportunities Fund
CDC Congressional Earmarks
CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant
CDC Youth Media Campaign
Direct Service Worker Delivery Grants
HRSA Emergency Medical Services for Children
HRSA Health Facilities Construction Congressional Earmarks
HRSA Healthy Community Access Program
HRSA State Planning Grant Program
HRSA Trauma Care
HRSA Traumatic Brain Injury
HRSA Universal Newborn Hearing Screening
Real Choice Systems Change Grants
?Housing and Urban Development Department
BLM Jobs-in-the-Woods Program
LWCF State Recreation Grants (NPS)
National Park Service Statutory Aid
Rural Fire Assistance (BLM, NPS, FWS, BIA)
Byrne Discretionary Grants
Byrne Justice Assistance Grants
COPS Hiring Grants
COPS Interoperable Communications Technology Grants
COPS Law Enforcement Technology Grants
Juvenile Accountability Block Grants
National Drug Intelligence Center
Other State/Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program Terminations
State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP)
Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Training Program
Reintegration of Youthful Offenders
National Defense Tank Vessel Construction Program
Railroad Rehabilitation Infrastructure Financing Loan Program
?Enviromental Protection Agency
Water Quality Cooperative Agreements
?National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Hubble Space Telescope Robotic Servicing Mission
National Veterans Business Development Corporation
Postal Service: Revenue Forgone Appropriation
SBA: Microloan Program
SBA: Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Participating Securities Program
Federal (In-House) Research
Forest Service Capital Improve and Maintenance
Forest Service Wildland Fire Management (incl. supp. and emergency funding)
Biomass Research and Development
CCC ? Bioenergy
CCC ? Market Access Program
Farm Bill Programs (EQIP)
Farm Bill Programs (CSP)
Farm Bill Programs (WHIP)
Farm Bill Program (Farm and Ranchland Protection)
Farm Bill Programs (Ag. Management Assistance)
Rural Firefighter Grants
Rural Strategic Investment Program
Rural Business Investment Program
NRCS Conservation Operations
NRCS Resource Conservation and Development Program
Water and Wastewater Grants and Loans
Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Adult Education State Grants
State Grants for Innovation
?Health and Human Services Department
HRSA Children’s Hospitals GME Payment Program
HRSA Health Professions
HRSA Rural Health
SAMHSA Programs of Regional and National Significance
State, Local & Hospital Bioterrorism Preparedness Grants
?Housing and Urban Development Department
Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Native American Housing Block Grant
Public Housing Capital Fund
Bureau of Indian Affairs School Construction
National Heritage Area Grants
Payments in Lieu of Taxes
USGS, Mineral Resources Program
Federal Bureau of Prisons Construction Program
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program
Juvenile Justice Law Enforcement Assistance Programs
International Labor Affairs Bureau
Office of Disability Employment Policy
Workforce Investment Act Pilots and Demonstrations
Assistance for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union
FAA ? Facilities and Equipment
FAA ? Airport Improvement Program (Oblim)
FRA ? Next Generation High Speed Rail
Internal Revenue Service ? Taxpayer Service
?Environmental Protection Agency
Alaska Native Villages
Clean Water State Revolving Fund
-National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Aeronautics: Vehicle Systems Program
Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter
Archives: National Historical Publications & Records Commission
U.S. Institute of Peace, Construction of New Building
Agriculture: Rural Telephone Bank
Commerce: Economic and Community Development Programs
Homeland Security: State and Local Homeland Security Grants
Homeland Security: Transportation Security Administration, Recover Aviation Security Screening Costs Through Fees
Labor: Job Training Reform, Consolidate Grants Program
Army Corps of Engineers (Civil Works): Performance Guidelines for Funding Construction Projects
U.S. Agency for International Development and Department of Agriculture: International Food Aid
Holy Moly, Nero or what? Play that fiddle GWB.
I would not get too excited yet fellas. I’ve read that a lot of the programs scheduled to be wacked are duplicating efforts of other programs. Why pay twice the money for the same amount of screw-ups!
|Quote (gtr4him @ Feb. 14 2005,09:31)|
|I would not get too excited yet fellas. I've read that a lot of the programs scheduled to be wacked are duplicating efforts of other programs. Why pay twice the money for the same amount of screw-ups! |
that's part of the justification, and if somethign is truly duplicative, but let's wait to see how much overlap there really is, that'll be a tough analysis, and there is just the slightest possibility that the "duplicative" idea was floated to make cuts that are really cuts easier to swallow. When anyone sees anything on it let us know.
These programs are chicken-feed compared to defense, Iraq & entitlements. If you want to fix the deficit, cut back & reform these programs (yes Social Security too), and raise taxes on people making >$200,000.
I have a friend who makes that much (he’s a Republican). He went out & bought a Jaguar with his extra. Tell me how that trickle-down is going to help any of you. It helps that Republican Jaquar dealer for sure.
We make the yarn that goes in the airbags in the Jag. No car sales = TG unemployed. There’s a trickle fer you!
Oh my god! Real life example!
TG - do you really expect me to believe that?!?!
Yeah. Real life has a way of smacking one in the face every now and then eh?
|Quote (Mr Soul @ Feb. 14 2005,10:56)|
|TG - do you really expect me to believe that?!?!|
Sure I do. Jaguar is owned by Ford Motor Company. The majority of the yarn we manufacture is sold to weavers who make airbag fabric for component builders who make the airbag modules for Ford - (Jaguar), Toyota, GM, etc... The company I work for is the second largest supplier of high quality technical yarns in the world. And yes our lil 'ol plant is in podunk Alabama.
Believe it, or not.
PS Read that again. Lots of "trickling" going on in the above paragraph.
PSS Oh and we try to keep ourselves in business. EVERYBODY here drives an automobile with airbags containing our product.
I was going to say the same thing about the enormous “trickle down” from all the things that only benefit “rich people”
But there would be more trickle-down for you if 2 or 3 middle class people went out and bought several new Fords, then my friend buying one Jaq, right?
|Quote (Mr Soul @ Feb. 14 2005,12:05)|
|But there would be more trickle-down for you if 2 or 3 middle class people went out and bought several new Fords, then my friend buying one Jaq, right?|
Yup. It all helps.
PS Don't tell your friend he paid a ludicrous amount of money for a dolled up Ford Taurus. Might hurt his feelings.
comfort him with the fact that the car doesn’t say ‘Ford’ on it anywhere. I think the new Jags actually look more like Hyundais!
Money that is spent affects the economy no matter who spends it, the gummit or you. “Trickle down” is on a par with phlogiston. Deficit spending as practiced by both Reagan and Bush the 2nd should really be the focus of your thoughts. Trickle down is a red herring. But then taht’s what the conservative “economists” who bought into and continue to buy into the model want you to think. they are not such morons as to actually believe that it works the way they say it does. Sorry!
|Quote (TomS @ Feb. 14 2005,13:57)|
|Deficit spending as practiced by both Reagan and Bush the 2nd should really be the focus of your thoughts.|
As usual, Tom cuts right to the chase!
I focus on it all the time. It's just a game for those bean heads in Washington. Write this down or save this post if you want. I'm about to gaze into my crystal ball and make a prognostication. (Err...sumthin' like that anyway.) MMMMM....
** Incense smell here....**
**EDIT** Forgot the the Indian Sitar music in the background! What WAS I thinking!! **END EDIT**
2008 - A Democrat will be elected President (No, NOT Hillary!!)
2010 - The budget is not as screwed as we (Dems) thought.
2012 - "Hey! Re-elect ME! I balanced the d@$m budget after the Repubs screwed it up beyond measure!"
Hide and watch.
TG -- Cynic?
Very Cynical, but, true TG. Hey let’s start a band, “The Government Cynics” we can go on tour with Govt. Mule, teach ol Warren how to play that guit-fiddle. LOL
Wait a sec, you guys play strats don’t cha? I can’t be seen on stage with strats.
Never work Yaz. The Dems would get Bruce Springsteen to club us to death with Linda Ronstadt’s brassiere then the Repubs would send our widows a bill for utilizing government services.