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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:25 AM

Turning lemons into lemonade: Which programs should we cut because of the sequester?


I think letting the illegals out of jail is a clue that the Obama Administration plans on playing hardball, hitting at the programs and parts of government most near-and-dear to Repuglican hearts.

So, if we do go into sequester, what other programs could we cut that would infuriate Repugs?

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Reply Turning lemons into lemonade: Which programs should we cut because of the sequester? (Original post)
reformist2 Feb 2013 OP
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #1
demwing Feb 2013 #2
siligut Feb 2013 #7
Hotler Feb 2013 #3
Gorp Feb 2013 #4
bemildred Feb 2013 #5
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #6
woo me with science Feb 2013 #8

Response to reformist2 (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:29 AM

1. Israel will lose $175 million in U.S. foreign aid due to sequestration cuts

Israel is set to lose $143 million in foreign aid in 2013 and an additional $32 million in direct military assistance if U.S. President Barack Obama and Congress do not work out an agreement to prevent automatic sequestration by Friday.

The cuts reflect a 8.2% cut in the remainder of Israelís foreign aid package for fiscal year 2013, and a 13% cut in the U.S. defense budget - excluding military pay - from which Israel receives direct assistance for specific military programs. Both aid packages are directed at military assistance and security collaborations, though they come from different sources within the U.S. budget.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israel-will-lose-175-million-in-u-s-foreign-aid-due-to-sequestration-cuts.premium-1.506024

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Response to reformist2 (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:53 AM

2. war on drugs

huge waste

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Response to demwing (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:21 AM

7. This

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Response to reformist2 (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:34 AM

3. Every fucking subside to corporate America. n/t

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Response to reformist2 (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:10 AM

4. The F-35 comes to mind.

 

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Response to reformist2 (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:12 AM

5. There are so many obvious choices one does not know where to start. nt

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Response to reformist2 (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:16 AM

6. All corporate and bank bailouts and subsidies, the Zionist government of Israel, the "war on drugs",

 

the prison-industrial complex, the military-industrial complex, the $1 trillion spy tech industry (TSA tech, drones), eliminate the DHS and TSA, bring the troops home and end the permanent war budget. Regulate wall street and banksters. Retrieve the trillions given to wall street and banksters.

Should save a penny or two and eliminate any and all "need" to "austerity" the poor and needy.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:24 AM

8. +1000000

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