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Old 02-23-13, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default Big Money in solar!

CO: Secret energy lab spawns million dollar govt employee Watchdog.org Watchdog.org

You just have to know the right people in Washington..

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Old 02-23-13, 09:37 PM   #2
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Jeez, $4.5 billion in grants to NREL laboratories! That's outrageous!

We should cut that immediately and divert it to fossil fuel company tax breaks. Those poor suckers haven't even broken past $75 billion!
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Old 02-23-13, 10:07 PM   #3
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Its painful to see such sky high Salaries being Paid by the working poor and struggling single mothers.

Those guys must be hellva good Employees to pocket that kind of cake, and make one nasty cob of corn. Low Friends in high places ? Culture shock for me ? I just don't know.
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Old 02-24-13, 10:26 AM   #4
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Default Down with the watchdog groups!!

We don't need a watchdog group go find secret lab boondoggles,
we already know that crazy spending is way out of control.

I say we cut the funding to those watchdog groups!!!


I get these lists in my mailbox.. I wonder how much is true.?.
I'll bet at least some of these purposed cuts could be made..

When I look at some of these programs, I wonder how many people are on staff?
Is 98% of their taxpayer cash going to pay checks and benefits?

Years ago, I heard about the wages a TV cameraman is paid at the local PBS stations.
I wondered why it was twice as much as cameramen get at NBC, CBS etc..?.
Maybe they aren't as greedy in these days of hard times? LOL!!


* Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy -- $445 million annual savings.
* Save America 's Treasures Program -- $25 million annual savings.
* International Fund for Ireland -- $17 million annual savings.
* Legal Services Corporation -- $420 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Arts -- $167.5 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Humanities -- $167.5 million annual savings.
* Hope VI Program -- $250 million annual savings.
* Amtrak Subsidies -- $1.565 billion annual savings.
* Eliminate duplicating education programs -- H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon, eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
* U.S. Trade Development Agency -- $55 million annual savings.
* Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy -- $20 million annual savings.
* Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding -- $47 million annual savings.
* John C. Stennis Center Subsidy -- $430,000 annual savings.
* Community Development Fund -- $4.5 billion annual savings.
* Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid -- $24 million annual savings.
* Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half -- $7.5 billion annual savings
* Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20% -- $600 million annual savings.
* Essential Air Service -- $150 million annual savings.
* Technology Innovation Program -- $70 million annual savings.
* Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program -- $125 million annual savings..
* Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization -- $530 million annual savings.
* Beach Replenishment -- $95 million annual savings.
* New Starts Transit -- $2 billion annual savings.
Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts -- $9 million annual savings
* Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants -- $2.5 billion annual savings.
* Title X Family Planning -- $318 million annual savings.
* Appalachian Regional Commission -- $76 million annual savings.
* Economic Development Administration -- $293 million annual savings.
* Programs under the National and Community Services Act -- $1.15 billion annual savings.
* Applied Research at Department of Energy -- $1.27 billion annual savings.
* Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership -- $200 million annual savings..
* Energy Star Program -- $52 million annual savings.
*Economic Assistance to Egypt -- $250 million annually.
* U.S.Agency for International Development -- $1.39 billion annual savings.
* General Assistance to District of Columbia -- $210 million annual savings.
* Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority -- $150 million annual savings.
*Presidential Campaign Fund -- $775 million savings over ten years.
* No funding for federal office space acquisition -- $864 million annual savings.
* End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
* Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act -- More than $1 billion annually.
* IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget -- $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
*Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees -- $1 billion total savings.
* Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees -- $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
* Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of -- $15 billion total savings.
*Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress.WHAT???
* Eliminate Mohair Subsidies -- $1 million annual savings.
*Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- $12.5 million annual savings
* Eliminate Market Access Program -- $200 million annual savings.
* USDA Sugar Program -- $14 million annual savings.
* Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) -- $93 million annual savings.
* Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program -- $56.2 million annual savings.
*Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs-- $900 million savings.
* Ready to Learn TV Program -- $27 million savings..
* HUD Ph.D. Program.
* Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
*TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years
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No not the Arts ! Kill that grant and your culture will surely follow.
That is if you have time to go to the galleries & hob nobble. ha ha
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Old 02-24-13, 07:00 PM   #6
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If SS goes under before I die, I'm going to apply for one of those sweet Solar.gov jobs.

I don't think that I can get by, on anything less than $19,157.09 per week.
(Plus many gold plated benefits of course).
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Good list, but don't forget the billions spent on destabilizing the middle east and terrorist training programs!
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And the big one!! (AKA The 3rd Rail).



NO! Not my SS checks!!


This is an interesting site..
Runaway Spending, Not Inadequate Tax Revenue, Is Responsible for Future Deficits

Click on Next Chart or Previous Chart to ruin your day..
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It's crazy that retirement and benefit eligibility ages haven't gone up with increased life expectancies. Our demographics just can't support it anymore.
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Old 02-24-13, 09:27 PM   #10
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We need to get rid of your medicare and social security. I don't trust that it will be around for when I am your age, I might as well stop giving you the checks. We should also stop paving the roads, paying police, fire, rail, education, and energy development. We'll see how things end up.



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