TAKING THE KNIFE TO DISCRETIONARY PROGRAMS

They will cry bloody murder let them. These programs are staffed by liberal progressive ideologues whose agenda is to sabotage the Trump agenda. Cutting the bureaucracy and programs that are in support of Big Government need to die.

The White House says it is calling for a total $48.4 billion in reduced spending on discretionary programs. Here are some of the major programs that would be slashed under the president’s budget, along with their current cost—and the amount that would be saved by individual Americans on a per-person basis:

21st Century Community Learning Centers
Academic enrichment for low-income children outside of school

  • 2017 budget: $1.192 billion
  • 2019 (proposed): $0
  • Per person savings: $3.65

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Subsidized heating for low-income families

  • 2017: $3.39 billion
  • 2019 (proposed): $0
  • Per person savings: $10.37

State Dept. and USAID Development Assistance
Foreign aid

  • 2017: $2.835 billion
  • 2019 (proposed): $0
  • Per person savings: $8.67

Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Supports public radio, television, and other public media

  • 2017: $495 million
  • 2019 (proposed): $15 million
  • Per person savings: $1.47

National Endowment for the Arts

  • 2017: $150 million
  • 2019 (proposed): $29 million
  • Per person savings: 37 cents

National Endowment for the Humanities

  • 2017: $150 million
  • 2019 (proposed): $42 million
  • Per person savings: 33 cents

Federal Work Study

  • 2017: $990 million
  • 2019 (proposed): $200 million
  • Per person savings: $2.41

Grants to Amtrak

  • 2017: $1.495 billion
  • 2019 (proposed): $738 million
  • Per person savings: $2.31

Energy Star and Voluntary Climate Programs
Provides energy efficiency labels for products like clothes dryers

  • 2017: $66 million
  • 2019 (proposed): $0
  • Per person savings: 20 cents

Superfund
EPA program for cleaning up environmentally contaminated sites

  • 2017: $1.089 billion
  • 2019 (proposed): $762 million
  • Per person savings: $1

One thing in common with all of these programs – they are a waste of taxpayer dollars, ELIMINATING THEM WILL NOT CAUSE THEM TO BE MISSED. WAY TO GO PRESIDENT TRUMP – A GOOD START