This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Citizens Against Government Waste
As Congress considers the fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is releasing Prime Cuts 2015. This year’s version contains 601 recommendations that would save taxpayers $639 billion in the first year and $2.6 trillion over five years.
Examples include eliminating things like the Market Access Program (MAP), which aims to help agricultural producers promote U.S. products overseas. However, MAP is a really a corporate welfare program that funnels millions of dollars to large, profitable corporations and trade associations that can well afford to pay for their own ads. Eliminating MAP would save taxpayers $1 billion over five years.
The recommendations also include long-standing proposals to eliminate the sugar, dairy, and peanut programs; reduce Medicare improper payments by 50 percent.
Finally, numerous cuts could be made to the Department of Defense (DOD) without jeopardizing national security. Example, including eliminating congressional add-ons for the M1 Abrams tank retrofit program. In 2011, Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno told Congress that the Army had a sufficient number of tanks.
Posted by Blogger at 10:40 AM