House OKs cut in fighter jet engine funds
February 16th, 2011
03:39 PM ET
3 years ago

House OKs cut in fighter jet engine funds

Washington (CNNMoney) - House Republicans continued their drive Wednesday to slash $60 billion from the current year's budget, with some of the deepest cuts targeted at education and environmental regulation.

First up was a controversial cut to strip $450 million slated to build a new engine for the F-35 fighter jet, which passed 233-198, with bipartisan support.

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  1. Four and The Door

    The White House has vowed to veto the budget if the deep cuts that House Republican want survive, saying the president can't support a bill that "undermines critical priorities or national security."
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    Under Speaker Boehner's leadership, the Republican House will do what is necessary. If Obama vetos that, he will have an even tougher time trying to come off as fiscally responsible. Bottom line, he does not have the discipline or the base of support to do what is necessary for the federal government. 2012 can not get here soon enough.

    February 16, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  2. ConservaFascists

    The jet engines that Weeper Boehner think we need. I thought he was trying to cut the deficit. These engines are a waste just like all the other cold war weapons that we have in stockpile. Maybe the engines being made in Weeper Boehner's district has something to do with why he supports them.

    February 16, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  3. Darth Vadik, CA

    Why is this controversial?
    Cutting education and environmental funds is a lot more controversial and stupid than cutting 450 million on war toys...

    February 16, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  4. Bill from GA

    I won't believe they are serious about the debt until they CUT CONGRESSIONAL SALARIES, and benefits.

    I probably still won't believe they are serious, until they raise taxes to a sustainable rate, aka Clinton era rates, when we last paid down the debt. Nobody has the guts for that; takes a real man, like George Bush #1 or Clinton. Easier to just blame someone else for our economic problems. (The repugs made me do it!! Obama did it!!)

    February 16, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  5. diridi

    cut on oil monsters too...all gas stations too....we need energy efficiency cars...no oil mongrels...

    February 16, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    What was Boehnhead's vote? Are GOPer proposing that we stop giving Big Oil freebies and deductions while they continue to make RECORD PROFITS? Have they proposed closing the corporate tax loopholes that allow companies like GE to pay $0 in taxes? Or are they proposing that the middle-class, their children and their children's educations take it right up the pooper? That the poor and destitute and our growing population of people who are unemployed despite corpoerations continuing to report RECORD PROFITS lie down on the tracks and acecpt that there is no longer a safety net? That every hard working American out there who struggles to get by on a salary that hasn't changed in 3 decades and is up to their pooper in consumer debt like their mortgage should just accept that they're now going to have to work for those RECORD PROFIT corporations another 5 years and put off their retirement? That, by all that is holy, they wil not spend another dime on improving our nation's infrastructure until construction workers come begging for pennies on the dollar and promise never to unionize to protect themselves again? If you support these tinfoil hat wearing nihilist pigs, you clearly don't get it. YOU ARE FODDER FOR THEIR CORPORATE PUPPETMASTERS. All they have to offer to justify their positions is a constant stream of ideological platitudes positing that leaving everyone to do whatever they feel like and step all over whoever they feel like will somehow, with just asprinkle of magic pixie dust here and some carefully ignored historic record there, somehow result in everything coming out fine and dandy. CITE WHEN REALITY EVER EVER WORKED THAT WAY IN THIS COUNTRY OR ELSWHERE. Go ahead...cite it. Point out all the facts and evidence and historical record that it's actually worked that way or actually working that way now. We're freekin waiting....

    February 16, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  7. Video Guy

    Isn't cutting environmental regulations the same as giving big business another Tax break?

    February 16, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    "If Obama vetos that, he will have an even tougher time trying to come off as fiscally responsible."

    Yeah, because he didn't put together a lengthy, in-depth and detailed budget that is projected to cut $1.1T over 10 years (compared to the $1.0T the GOP promised to cut by reducing the budget by only $100B per year). Yeah yeah, I know...whatever he says or his experts or outside experts or the professiona economists say, you're jsut going to disbelieve them because it's not part of the reality you wished you were living in. Yuo want reality? The GOP's cuts are blatantly, not even close to hiding it, targetted at punishing those who rely on public education, those who cannot afford to educate their children without government assistance (that would be like 80% of the country), those who need public assistance with their health care, the poor, the defenseless, the sick, the weak, the dying, the needy, the helpless...and eviscerating regulatory programs that their corporate masters don't like. I sincerely hope it's your drinking water that ends up poisonous, not mine.

    February 16, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  9. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    Along with Headstart and many education funds. I am moving. I am going to Canada. They don't start never ending wars.

    February 16, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  10. ConservaFascists

    1 million jobs made in George W. Bush's 8 year tenure. 8 million plus jobs lost during George W. Bush's Great Recession. Unfunded wars that were placed on the credit card along with a unfunded prescription drug plan. You ConservaFascists have the audacity to talk about cutting the debt when you're the irresposible people who put us in this predicament.

    February 16, 2011 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  11. ConservaFascists

    Let's not forget people that the Bush tax cuts were meant to expire at the end of 2010 for a reason. But the ConservaFascists just had to keep their tax cuts. $400 billion worth that won't create a freaking job! We are going to hell in a handbasket and we can thank the ConservaFascists.

    February 16, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  12. gt

    cut the education department... tax all those televison preachers....cut epa by 80 %....tax billionaires and millionaires if they dont create jobs.... raise social securty age to 68... thats a start ...

    February 16, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  13. donkey party

    House Republicans continued their drive Wednesday to slash $60 billion from the current year's budget, with some of the deepest cuts targeted at education and environmental regulation.

    Because without stupid, unhealthy Americans, who else would vote for these right-wing criminals?

    February 16, 2011 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |