House Budget – Cut and Spend

Many of the current Republicans were elected on promises of reducing government spending. Currently the House of Representative is in the process of drafting the budget, which they have managed to add about 400 amendments to. Most of them cutting cost in places it shouldn’t be cut.
For example:

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) wants to cut funding Planned Parenthood. Which in turn would result in more teens, poor, and others having children. And ending up on Welfare eventually costing the country more money in the long run.

They want to cut all funding for NPR and PBS. I assuming this has to do with that they want all people watching Fox New for information.

They want to cut funding for the Environmental Protection Agency. The agency responsible for much of the clean air and water we currently enjoy in this country.

Here is one that I actually support:

Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) proposes to prohibit the expansion of body-scanner use by the Transportation Security Administration. Of course he’s a Democrat.

But what they don’t want to do is cut the military. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) wants to continue to fund the building of a second engine for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The engine is expected to cost $3 billion over the next few years and $450 million this year.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates doesn’t want the second engine, neither does the military. They are perfectly happy with the one engine being built as it is. But guess where the engine is being built? That’s right in Boehner’s home state.

Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) wants to restoring funding to the COPS program, which provides federal grants to local police initiatives. You know, because cops are so useful when they aren’t harassing people and writing B.S. speeding tickets.

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Updated 02/16/11
Looks like they were able to cut funding for the engine...

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