Claim: Item provides a list of “Paul Ryan’s proposed budget cuts.”
Example: [Collected via e-mail, October 2012]
The real story on Paul Ryan’s proposed budget cuts
List of Republican Budget Cuts, WOW
Notice Soc.Sec. and the Military are NOT on this list.
These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting. Read to the end.
* Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy —
* Save America’s Treasures Program —
* International Fund for Ireland —
* Legal Services Corporation —
* National Endowment for the Arts —
* National Endowment for the Humanities —
* Hope VI Program — $250 million annual savings.
* Amtrak Subsidies — $1.565 billion annual savings.
* Eliminate duplicative education programs —
* 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 —
* John C. Stennis Center Subsidy — $430,000 annual savings.
* Community Development Fund — $4.5 billion annual savings.
* Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid —
* Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half —
* 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 —
* Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization —
* 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 —
* Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants —
* Title X Family Planning — $318 million annual savings.
* Appalachian Regional Commission —
* Economic Development Administration —
* Programs under the National and Community Services Act —
* Applied Research at Department of Energy —
* Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership —
* Energy Star Program — $52 million annual savings.
* Economic Assistance to Egypt — $250 million annually.
* U.S. Agency for International Development —
* General Assistance to District of Columbia —
* Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority —
* Presidential Campaign Fund — $775 million savings over ten years.
* No funding for federal office space acquisition —
* End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
* Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act — More than
* 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 —
* Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees —
* Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees —
* Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of —
* Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress. Untold savings could result from this.
* Eliminate Mohair Subsidies — $1 million annual savings.
* Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change —
* Eliminate Market Access Program —
* USDA Sugar Program — $14 million annual savings.
* Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) —
* Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program —
* Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs —
* 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
My question is, what is all this doing in the budget in the first place?
Send to everyone you know.
Summary: This itemized list of proposed budget cuts is real in the sense that it was encapsulated in a bill (H.R. 408) known as the Spending Reduction Act of 2011, a plan to reduce federal spending by
The current identification of this list as “Paul Ryan’s proposed budget cuts” is inaccurate, however, as it was not proposed by
The estimate that “requiring collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees” would produce
showed that “about 98,000 federal, postal and congressional employees owed
One of the few items on this list of proposed budget cuts which is not accompanied by a specific amount of expected dollar savings is the “Death gratuity for Members of Congress,” which in the Internet-circulated version of this list bears the legend “Untold savings could result from this,” suggesting that this item is a comparatively large one. In fact, it has been the traditional practice of Congress that when a member dies in office, an appropriation is made to provide the deceased member’s spouse, children, or other next-of-kin with a
Last updated: 12 October 2012