The budgeting assault plans on science, humanities, and other programs laid out... (1 Viewer)

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I'm guessing the military budget will be tripled as well...

Trump team prepares dramatic cuts | TheHill

The departments of Commerce and Energy would see major reductions in funding, with programs under their jurisdiction either being eliminated or transferred to other agencies. The departments of Transportation, Justice and State would see significant cuts and program eliminations.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized, while the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be eliminated entirely.
The Heritage blueprint used as a basis for Drumpf’s proposed cuts calls for eliminating several programs that conservatives label corporate welfare programs: the Minority Business Development Agency, the Economic Development Administration, the International Trade Administration and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. The total savings from cutting these four programs would amount to nearly $900 million in 2017.

At the Department of Justice, the blueprint calls for eliminating the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Violence Against Women Grants and the Legal Services Corporation (sorry Ladies) and for reducing funding for its Civil Rights and its Environment and Natural Resources divisions.

At the Department of Energy, it would roll back funding for nuclear physics and advanced scientific computing research to 2008 levels, eliminate the Office of Electricity, eliminate the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and scrap the Office of Fossil Energy, which focuses on technologies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Under the State Department’s jurisdiction, funding for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are candidates for elimination.
 

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So for saying he was going to bring jobs back to America, a lot of people in those agencies and organizations just lost their jobs.

Do you create jobs by closing groups and organizations? is that how it works?? I am confused......:jpshakehead:
 

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The NEA is such a small budget item and does so much community enrichment. Really, no one likes art, music, theater?
 

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The NEA is such a small budget item and does so much community enrichment. Really, no one likes art, music, theater?
Apparently not Conservatives......:jpshakehead:


Everyone will now be required to listen to Nickelback and watch re-runs of Home Improvement.
 

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For those wondering what the DoE does with regard to advanced scientific computing research:

https://science.energy.gov/ascr/benefits-of-ascr/

* Computational chemistry and simulation of nanomaterials relevant to energy applications. These applications are funded in partnership with the Basic Energy Sciences program.

* Next generation Earth System Models to dramatically improve our ability to predict changes in global climate. This work is funded in partnership with the Biological and Environmental Research program. ASCR also provides the majority of the computing and networking resources for the U.S. contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

* Simulations of fusion reactors. This work is jointly funded with the Fusion Energy Sciences program.

* Computer modeling of nuclear structure with relevance for science, nuclear energy, and nuclear weapons. These applications are through partnerships with both the Nuclear Physics program and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

* Analysis of massive amounts of data from experiments such as the Large Hadron Collider, and simulations, such as three dimensional simulations of supernovae events, which are only possible with leadership computing resources. These works are supported through partnerships with the High Energy and Nuclear Physics programs and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

* Simulations of biological systems relevant for bioenergy applications and subsurface science research to characterize and predict changes in DOE’s environmental management sites. This work also has implications for DOE’s efforts in subsurface carbon sequestration. These applications are partnerships with the Biological and Environmental Research Program.
 

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So cutting $900M, from the $4,000,000M budget, amounts to cutting less than 0.25% of the federal budget, while eliminating the estate tax will reduce federal revenue by about $26,000M/year. The $900M will cutting art, non-market driven news, environmentally friendly programs, civil rights programs, and pure research. That doesn't seem like a recipe to make America Great. It seems like a recipe to undue the great things about America.
 

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Does he not realize that innovation is how we stay ahead of the Chinese?
 

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Does he not realize that privatizing The Appalachian Community Service Network TV channel is how we got Honey Boo Boo?
 

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