“’Your Air Force needs Congress’ support to repeal the Budget Control Act,’ he said. ‘We need to act now before it’s too late.’
“Gen. Glenn Walters, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, said 3,000 more Marines are urgently needed to bolster a force that is ‘insufficiently manned, trained and equipped.’
In addition, the Marine Corps faces a $9 billion backlog for infrastructure, he said. The Corps also needs more amphibious ships, or ‘We will find our Marine Corps optimized for the past,’ he said.”
Appalachia Regional Commission $146 Million
Corporation for National and Community Service $788 Million
Corporation for Public Broadcasting $445 Million
U.S. Trade and Development Agency $60 Million
Legal Services Corporation $385 Million
National Endowment for the Arts $148 Million
National Endowment for the Humanities $148 Million
US Interagency Council on Homelessness $3.5 Million
Unnecessary: U.S. Trade and Development Agency that can be reliably funded by those businesses that benefit from the services they provide in international markets. It is corporate welfare at its worst.
Taxpayer funded propagandists for Liberals/Progressives: Corporation for National and Community Service, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Legal Services Corporation.
Think of the public employee unions who were formed to ensure employment rights for government workers but has now morphed into the primary funding arm of the Democrat Party and which exacts its funding by siphoning off a percentage of workers’ wages under mandatory contributions. At this point in time it is difficult to tell whether public employee unions are a part of the Democrat Party or that the Democrat Party is simply an advocacy front for the public employee unions.
Think of the National Organization of Women formed to ensure equal treatment of women and now just another branch of the Democrat Party that ignores abusers of women like former President Bill Clinton (D) but routinely condemns less offensive conduct on the part of Republicans.
And who remained studiously silent while Ivanka Trump was attacked not for her own deeds or accomplishment but rather for those of her father. Or the NAACP and other African-American advocacy groups taken over by race hustlers like Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton who have become wealthy, powerful and reliably Democrat advocates while pretending to care for minorities and the poor.
So, in the end, this is a prime opportunity to not only cut spending and eliminate needless and ineffective programs but it is also an opportunity to reduce the number of taxpayer funded Democrat operatives and loyalists. In the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy – “Git ‘er done!’