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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Congressional Votes Against Waste

Let me tell you about some more welcome cuts in the federal budget that the House of Representatives has passed.

Amendment #100 wipes out an appropriation of $42,600,000 for the U.S. Institute of Peace and transfers it to the Spending Reduction Account. U.S. taxpayers have already sunk $720 million into this boondoggle and given its bureaucrats an office building near the State Department.

Amendment #149 prohibits giving any of the Act's funds to the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. That's a welcome strike against global warming propaganda.

Amendment #196 reduces the appropriation for the National Endowment for the Arts by $20 million and transfers the money to the Spending Reduction Account. This agency has carried on years of offensive attacks on our culture.

Amendment #204 prohibits any funds from being used for salaries and expenses for President Obama's "czars" who have not been confirmed by the Senate.

Amendment #208 prohibits any funds from being used for the Presidential Election Campaign Fund or the Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account. U.S. taxpayers have been increasingly registering their disapproval of this expenditure on their annual income tax returns.

Amendment #267 prohibits funds from being used to implement ObamaCare this year, saving about $2.8 billion.

Amendment #404 prohibits any funds from being used by the Federal Communications Commission to implement so-called "network neutrality." Americans do not want the government taking over supervision of the internet.

These are all welcome cuts in federal spending. I sincerely hope I can tell you about more cuts next month.

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