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Monday, March 21, 2011

Republican Study Committee Announces $2.5 Trillion in Budget Cuts

"In announcing its package of $2.5 trillion in budget cuts, the Republican Study Committee's announcement includes the graph above and a list of cuts. Among them:The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, $445 million annual savings
# National Endowment for the Arts, $167.5 million annual savings
# National Endowment for the Humanities, $167.5 million annual savings
# Amtrak Subsidies, $1.565 billion annual savings- ---while they approved $50 billion dollars to extend the war in Afghanistan. I guess the Republican's BIG OIL donors made their demands loud and clear.

"Glenn Holland: Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want, Gene. Sooner or later, these kids aren't going to have anything to read or write about" -from the movie, "Mr. Holland's Opus".

The kids won't need an education , or an energy efficient rail system , or less greenhouse gas emissions, or cleaner air, water, and open space, because they'll be cannon fodder for the next war.

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