Saturday, March 2, 2013


The FBI is cutting $550,000,000 from its budget between now and October.  As per the plan for the entire Federal Government, each employee will be furloughed 14 days.  That means 14 days between now and October that they will not be paid.  (Mind you, some responsibilities are 24/7/365, and while they are manned by more than one person...when you start subtracting 14 days from everybody's availability - the work just get paid less).

I believe cuts in Federal spending are necessary, and I believe we need to cut well above the 3-5% brought by Sequestration.  But just as the bureaucracy was grown without any real planning - so will go this reduction in the spending.

From the Federal Budget:

Department of Housing and Urban Development

2013 Homeless Assistance Grants - $2,231,000,000 (that alone right there pays for the FBI cuts four times over, and was an increase of 330,000,000 over 2012 - while the Federal Government has been operating on a continuing resolution, meaning "the same budget.")  Not to mention, how do we have "homeless" people when only one form of assistance towards them is over 2 billion?

Department of Labor

Training and Employment Services - $3,232,000,000
Unemployment Insurance Administration - $3,001,000,000
Employment Service Centers - $868,000,000
Office of the Job Corps - $1,650,000,000
Bureau of Labor Statistics - $618,000,000
Wage and Hour Division - $238,000,000

That's $9.6 billion for agencies that don't generate a single job in the private sector.  Its six-hundred-million for a Bureau to count the types of work people do, and two-hundred-and-thirty-eight million for a Division that examines what the FREE MARKET pays different jobs.
This minority doesn't count

Department of Education

With a total budget of $69,900,000,000, it has a category of "Other" which is $4,690,000,000, and "Minority Serving Institutions" of $819,000,000 (how's that minority education working in America?)

Department of Agriculture

Food and Nutrition Service - $102,000,000,000 (I'm not saying we are a fat unhealthy country (we are!), I'm just wondering where one-hundred-and-two billion dollars is spent, and if .5% of that (POINT FIVE PERCENT) can be spared for the FBI?  What if they promise to eat healthy for the rest of the year?

Rural Housing Service - $24,149,000,000 (I'm not sure what housing the Department of Agriculture is paying for, but twenty-four billion EVERY STINKING YEAR?  Are the houses built yet?  Because the FBI could use a couple hundred million.

I'm willing (its gone even if I'm not) to contribute my $5,896 between now and October, I'll still go to work every day.  But in my little opinion, there is no saving this ship.  I'm just sayin'....


LL said...

50% of Americans pay no Federal Income Tax.

Those same people receive the trillions you outlined above - without contributing to their keep.

Obama's communist philosophy - from each according to this ability to each according to his need - is straight out of the Marxist playbook. Thus his demand that the "rich" (people like you, my friend) be looted and your wealth redistributed.

I hate to get all Biblical --- but, Matthew 13:24 -30.

If the nation is to survive, the political pendulum needs to swing the other way. And the "inner city" folks have to accept responsibility that a Republic demands of them. They have to carry their own gear.

LL said...

FBI could get their sequestration reduced if the employees PAID out of pocket into Organizing For Action... The problem is that the FBI hasn't paid a big enough bribe to Dear Leader.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I'm with LL, Tax the poor. Then get rid of the Department of Edumacation. After all, they spend $75,000,000.00 and don't teach one child.

innominatus said...

LL reminds me of another passage I like - 2 Thessalonians 3:10-11

"10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies."

If only the sequester cuts were targeted at the busybodies instead of the workers...

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