The Pentagon has buried an internal
study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business
operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the
defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The
National Endowment for the Arts -- $167.5 million annual savings.
National Endowment for the Humanities -- $167.5 million annual savings.
Hope VI Program -- $250 million annual savings.
Community Development Fund -- $4.5 billion annual savings.
Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20% -- $600 million annual savings.
Essential Air Service -- $150 million annual savings.
Technology Innovation Program -- $70 million annual savings.
Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization -- $530 million annual savings.
New Starts Transit -- $2 billion annual savings.
Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants -- $2.5 billion annual savings.
Economic Development Administration -- $293 million annual savings.
Programs under the National and Community Services Act -- $1.15 billion annual savings.
Energy Star Program -- $52 million annual savings.
General Assistance to District of Columbia -- $210 million annual savings.
Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority -- $150 million annual savings.
No funding for federal office space acquisition -- $864 million annual savings.
End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act -- More than $1 billion annually.
IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget -- $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees -- $1 billion total savings. WHAT'S THIS ABOUT?
Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees -- $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
Eliminate Mohair Subsidies -- $1 million annual savings.
USDA Sugar Program -- $14 million annual savings.
Ready to Learn TV Program -- $27 million savings..
HUD Ph.D. Program.
Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
My question is, what is all this doing in the budget in the first place?