Here’s a List of Things the “Spending Reduction Act of 2011” Would Cut

Here’s a List of Things the “Spending Reduction Act of 2011” Would Cut

The “Spending Reduction Act of 2011,” recently released by the Republican Study Committee, was unveiled yesterday by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), and Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC). It proposes a list of cuts to non-defense and non-entitlement programs that would, they say, reduce the federal budget deficit by $2.5 trillion over ten years. The act is very unlikely to make it through the Democrat-controlled Senate and would certainly be vetoed by President Obama. But here’s a partial list of programs that would be on the chopping block, all of which would affect cities (figures represent annual savings):

- Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy ($445 million) – National Endowment for the Arts (Full disclosure: Next American City receives funding from the NEA) ($167.5 million) – Hope VI Program ($250 million) – Amtrak subsidies ($1.565 billion) – “Duplicative” education programs ($1.3 billion) – Community Development Fund ($4.5 billion) – DOE grants to states for weatherization ($530 million) – New starts transit ($2 billion) – Intercity and high-speed rail ($2.5 billion) – Economic development administration ($293 million) – Programs under the National and Community Services Act ($1.15 billion) – Applied research at the DOE ($1.27) – FreedomCAR and fuel partnership ($200 million) – Subsidy to Washington Metro ($150 million) – Subsidies to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ($12.5 million)

To see the dozens of other programs that would face cuts, click here.

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