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'....