House Republicans detail cuts
February 9th, 2011
05:06 PM ET
11 years ago

House Republicans detail cuts

New York (CNNMoney) - House Republicans released a dramatic budget proposal on Wednesday that would result in sweeping cuts to federal agencies and government services.

The GOP would slash the Environmental Protection Agency's budget by 16%, cut $758 million from a program that provides food to low-income children and eliminate almost $1 billion in assistance for local police departments.


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  1. Katie

    "The GOP would slash the Environmental Protection Agency's budget by 16%, cut $758 million from a program that provides food to low-income children and eliminate almost $1 billion in assistance for local police departments."

    Stupid, stupid, stupid. The Republican Job Killing Budget Cuts. So let me get this straight...republicans are working to virtually make abortion illegal again because they're so concerned about "the babies"...but they cut a program that provides food to low income children. Yeah, give me that "pro-life" speech again republicans...

    How serious can we take the folks that held the country hostage for $800 billion – which was added directly to the deficit – for tax cuts for the top 2%? They don't care about the deficit.

    February 9, 2011 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    I am beginning to wonder how much of the GOPers effort to *slash* the budget is more of an attempt to keep unemployment levels high, and less a concern about lowering the deficit? None of the so called budget cuts GOPers are proposing will either improve employment or cut the deficit. Considering we were told that the upper 2%ers would immediately begin rehiring, I imagine this is just one more GOPer smoke and mirror gimmick.

    February 9, 2011 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  3. HRCooksey

    these liars ,where are the jobs promised-no word, but cut the education,envirnoment budget. Cut the Health Care ,no worries, liars. You still have your good insurance,GOP.Bah,humbug!

    February 9, 2011 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    How could republicans sell this insanity to anyone other than a bagger or a right wingnut? I cannot believe any normal person would vote for this republican crap.

    February 9, 2011 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  5. DJ

    Yeah, the GOP only gives a damn about you if you are in the womb. After you're born, kids, you're nothing but little moochers eating on the government dime. Pro-life, my butt.

    February 9, 2011 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  6. B

    Where the H- – – where these idiots during Bush’s eight years spending this country into oblivion for illegal Wars and a total unregulated corporate and Wall Street – greed frenzy ..

    The GOP is Destroying this country bit by bit ! Outrageous..

    February 9, 2011 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  7. annie s

    Jobs, jobs, jobs. So lets start by slashing funding for job training programs. Does anyone really doubt that the sole agenda of the republicans is to keep unemployment high so they can blame it on the President in 2012?

    February 9, 2011 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  8. PAUL W!

    I guess we are gonna gut all social programs and fund the military at the current rate? Well, if you are poor you can always get a job getting killed in the next GOP-sponsored war!

    February 9, 2011 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  9. True American

    The GOP is introducing a job-killling bill. No surprises there. First the GOP death-panel wants to eliminate healthcare and now this. Why not cut/slash congressional pay and take away their healthcare benefits that are being paid by the taxpayer? Why is the TEA party not crying foul? Oh...probably because of the color of the GOP skin...I'm just saying.

    February 9, 2011 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  10. Voice of Reason

    So tell me how cutting $2Billion from jobs training is going to create jobs... Oh right! THAT's it – those people were just spending too much time training to go out and GET jobs. I see it now!

    February 9, 2011 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  11. michaelam

    wow! job training cuts? Food for children?
    If anyone believes that these bottome feeders give a rat's culo about the American family or worker, he or she needs some serious help!

    Get out that veto pen, Mr. President!

    Start cutting the military! End the wars!

    February 9, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  12. Name king

    It's amazing that the repugs keep harping on the future finance for the kids of America, at the same time are in the back pocket of gigantic corporAtions as they lobby to kill our evromental future. The chastise the Obama administration every time they mention climate change, saying that climate change is a myth, yet they close their eyes to see how the climate is causing havoc around the world and in their backyard. They will do any thing to keep the eyes off gigantic corporations as they polute the earth atmosphere sending our earth fighting for it's existence, they're bent on distroying the EPA, just to appease their big corporate buddies. I wonder what we would look like with a pocket full of money with two heads, arms growing from out our backs, a Desolated landscape. I guess the repugs will get what they want then, a rich America along with fear and caos. I hate using "what if" scerios but some times you've got to fight the repugs the way they fights with their never ending conspiracy theories. The difference is mine have a great chance of coming to past.

    February 9, 2011 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  13. Marcus

    "These cuts are real and will impact every district across the country - including my own," Rogers said. "[W]ith this [continuing resolution], we will respond to the millions of Americans who have called on this Congress to rein in spending to help our economy grow and our businesses create jobs."

    People, people that bother to check on actual facts and non-biased data that is, already know what is your answer mister. 'Me, myself and I!'
    BTW, will the voters on your district be some of those who will see fewer cops onthe streets thanks to your idea (Supposing that you manage to pass it)?

    February 9, 2011 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    of course! GREAT ideas, GOP! Let's starve the children, kill the environment, and who needs police anyway? the latest in a shocking series of brilliant GOP motions.

    February 9, 2011 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  15. Patrick from Minnesota

    If the Republicans want drastic cuts in the federal government, fine. As long as it starts with them on November 6, 2012.

    February 9, 2011 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  16. Marcus

    And those who are SO against Obama (not personally, they just can't stand a guy with his ethnical background in the presidency) that are OK with less food for those kids whose parents already can't afford enough, less cops in the cities that can't (anymore) afford it and less safety in the management of toxic chemicals...
    Yes Virginia, there is people like that out there...
    Said people come and stand up and praise these guys for such 'idea' that they had...

    February 9, 2011 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  17. duckbutter

    get our troops home.... let the states control education,,,,let me keep more of my money.... thats a good start....

    February 9, 2011 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  18. Lowell

    Contrails above the capital, interesting photo. I wonder if Geo-Engineering experiments will see any cuts.

    February 9, 2011 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  19. Fiona

    I'm surprised GOP couldn't think of a few things to cut from our bloated defense budget. Instead, you want slash budgets for environmental protection, energy research, high speed rail, job training, food assistance programs for children, and community health centers? Come on, Republicans!! Rather than moving the country forward, you seem more interested in keeping us in one place (i.e., where the big corporate lobbyists get their way). Well, I am convinced you won't be able to fool the American people much longer.

    February 9, 2011 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  20. Charles

    So the big reduction in the deficit $1 billion is to come from a reduction in public safety! I thought they said they would not touch public safety or did that only apply to fat cat defense contractors? Buckle up it is going to be a bumpy ride down hill.

    February 9, 2011 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  21. Betty

    The government don t have a dime ,Thats taxpayers dime .If you need a hand up so be it ,but to make it a way of life is wrong .Taxpayers shouldnt have to take care of people that live off taxpayers money .They need to get a job and pay their own way .

    February 9, 2011 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  22. William

    You don't see anything about abolishing tax breaks for corporations or for the top 2% of income earners. Their idea of tax cuts is to put it to the middle class and the poor!

    February 9, 2011 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  23. GonzoinHouston

    Until you are talking about the Big Five you are just going through the motions. The Big Five, of course, are Social Security, Medicare, Medicade, Defense Dept, and taxes. You cannot balance the budget without all five. All these alleged cuts are just publicity stunts since they know it will go nowhere in the Senate.

    Quit playing games for the right wing and start working for America!

    February 9, 2011 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |