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December 11, 2009

President Holcomb's Budget

This bill will provide the allocate the budget of the United States government for 2009-2010 as follows.

Social Security: 700 billion
Medicare: 450 billion
Medicaid: 290 billion

Department of State: 100 billion

Department of Treasury: 25 billion
Department of Commerce: 15 billion
Department of Transportation: 100 billion

Department of Health & Human Services: 75 billion
Department of Education: 60 billion
Department of Housing & Urban Development: 50 billion
Department of Labor: 15 billion

Department of Agriculture: 30 billion
Department of Energy: 50 billion
Department of Interior: 20 billion

Department of Defense: 300 billion
Department of Homeland Security: 40 billion
Department of Veteran's Affairs: 60 billion

Total Spending: 2,380 billion
Expected Receipts: 2,380 billion

If passed this budget will be balanced and will provide funding to rebuild our infrastructure and revitalize our nation.

Humbly Submitted,
Senator James B. Weaver (D-NY)
Congressman William Jennings Bryan (D-NE)
Submitted 10:14 PM by James B. Weaver
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What did you get rid of to cut the defense budget in half from '09/'10 levels?
Posted By Nebula1 on 12/11/09 at 10:20 PM | Reply
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The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan cost us about $200 billion a year and since in game we're not there anymore, I took that out. Add that to a $100 billion cut to new weapons programs and that's where the cuts came from.
Posted By Silas A. Holcomb on 12/12/09 at 2:05 AM | Reply
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What was the previous budget and what where the changes vs the other?
Posted By McCain-Palin on 12/11/09 at 10:41 PM | Reply
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I used the 09-10 Federal Budget as a rough guideline instead of the previous President's budgets as I don't recall any of them ever passing.
Posted By Silas A. Holcomb on 12/12/09 at 2:06 AM | Reply
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I support this budget. High time the Pentagon cut the waste cut out.
Posted By Roseanne Connor on 12/12/09 at 6:28 PM | Reply
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Mr. President I think Department of Defense budget should be like this.

Department of Defense: 200 billion
Department of Homeland Security: 40 billion
Department of Veteran's Affairs: 160 billion
I said the vet's need everything they can get can we do this.
Sec. of Defense Brownback
Posted By Sam Brownback on 12/12/09 at 9:23 PM | Reply
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Mr. Brownback, I just want to point out that the DoD budget was already cut in half. 200 million would mean a 66% cut in DoD spending from 2009 levels.
Posted By Nebula1 on 12/12/09 at 10:24 PM | Reply
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yes but we have no wars at all so we can spend more and with the list of base I sent to the president that we should close we can spend more money.
Posted By Mike Pence on 12/13/09 at 12:02 AM | Reply
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I talked to him and this is what he sent me
Posted By Mike Pence on 12/13/09 at 12:04 AM | Reply
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Message from Sam Brownback at December 12, 2009, 8:04 PM PST
yes but we have no wars at all so we can spend more and with the list of base I sent to the president that we should close we can spend more money.

So your willing to make us weaker? Also you said you where a Conservative yet your cutting the Department spending? Pls tell us Sam.
Mike
Posted By Mike Pence on 12/13/09 at 12:07 AM | Reply
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Take from HHS and HUD to add to education, defense and agriculture. We need those new weapons if any country acts up.

Other than that I agree
Posted By Jason Elam on 12/14/09 at 1:02 PM | Reply
REFORMED!
This budget needs to be reformed in 1 area: Education!!!!!

I find it highly dissapointing that the Department of Health and Human Services have more money in the budget then education. Education is key to our countries survival and continue to lead us to victory, no matter what happens.

I would say cut little peices of departments and add to education. I would say take from DOD, HHS, DVA, DOT, SS, Medicare, Medicaid, and DOS. Not saying cut big portions, but cut little portions from each and add to education. We must realize how important our education is.
Posted By John Berlac on 12/18/09 at 6:46 PM | Reply
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Berlac, the vast, vast, vast funding for education is done at a local level; county or lower. The individual state might chip in some money to poorer more rural schools but that's about it. In my county, there are almost a dozen different school districts that all set their own tax rates to fund their programs which are set by their own superintendents and school boards. Public education funding is not primarily a Federal issue.
Posted By Silas A. Holcomb on 12/18/09 at 7:23 PM | Reply
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"if any country acts up"

Sweet merciless jesus! It's not our duty to police the world for nationastates we don't approve of.

If we help restructure global trade and finance so that all countries benefit, there will be far fewer populations that seek to attack us. The global trade and financial systems are currently set to our benefit, this leads to poverty and anger and insurgencies. Look at India. For 30 years they had a small Maoist insurgency puttering along; now, in the wake of the economic boom that created a consumerist middle class at the expense of increasing the divide between the rich and the poor, Maoist insurgents are vital in at least 20 of India's states.
Posted By Roseanne Connor on 12/15/09 at 4:11 PM | Reply
Carl Schulz
I don't think we should be putting 700 billion dollars toward social security.
This budget must be reformed
Posted By Carl Schulz on 12/16/09 at 3:15 PM | Reply
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Why?
Posted By Nebula1 on 12/16/09 at 8:22 PM | Reply
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I meant in case any country tried to fight us or our allies.
Posted By Jason Elam on 12/17/09 at 1:06 PM | Reply
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Eliminate the following:
Department of Transportation:

Department of Health & Human Services:
Department of Education:
Department of Housing & Urban Development:
Department of Labor:

Department of Agriculture:
Department of Energy:
Department of Interior:

Department of Homeland Security:
Department of Veteran's Affairs:
Posted By Jim Tracy on 12/3/10 at 2:58 PM | Reply
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Cool
Posted By jcrowder232 on 12/10/10 at 4:01 PM | Reply

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