The federal government claims the debt is $14.3 trillion dollars, but other economists say the US debt is closer to $200 trillion (based on projected revenue and projected spending). Either way, a $38 billion budget reduction makes no difference. Especially when the federal government’s actual spending will decrease by a mere $352 million compared to last year- as reported by the National Journal:
“The astonishing result, according to CBO, is due to several factors: increases in spending included in the deal, especially at the Defense Department; decisions to draw over half of the savings from rescissions, which are funds previously authorized but not spent; cuts to reserve funds; and to mandatory-spending programs, such as certain farm subsidies.”
Here is a sample of some of the so-called budget cuts:
1. Department of Defense budget-
The DoD’s budget for 2010 was $685 billion, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Wikipedia. Obama called for a reduction in the DoD budget by $400 billion….over 12 years, which averages out to $33 billion a year. This cut is still pending a Pentagon review which leaves Obama with some wiggle room. Compare the money that the US spends on military industrial corporate welfare and illegal wars to China, with the second largest military expenditure, in the amount of $150 billion.
Who is the DoD’s real enemy? It appears to be the American taxpayer and the US economy.
2. US Department of Agriculture-
The USDA’s budget authority for 2010 was $135 billion ($108 billion mandatory and and $27 billion in discretionary finances). It was reported that the USDA will undergo a $2.6 billion cut from its 2011 budget of $108 billion; it appears the anticipated $149 billion in funding was reduced to $108 billion- but this figure seems to exclude billions in “discretionary” spending.
The USDA’s top strategic goal is to “help America promote production and biotechnology exports as America works to increase food security”. Biotechnology is an umbrella term that includes genetically engineered (GE) plants. The USDA and Monsanto co-own the dangerous Terminator Seed patent together. Therefore, we can expect a continuation of ‘business as usual’ with the USDA pushing GE food down our throats on behalf of their business partners in the biotech industry.
3. Foreign Aid-
The Department of State and US Agency for International Development (USAID) is budgeted at $48.3 billion. While there was a $377 million cut made to the UN and international organizations, this is a pittance; the US is the primary UN financier. The UN is a tool for centralization and depopulation. For example, the budget for the Global Fund that promotes vaccines was left untouched, despite the record that vaccines can cause illness, sterility and death. The UN has been instrumental in implementing GE mosquitoes– while the effects on engineered insects in the environment is untested and unknown.
It’s time to wake up, America to the reality of the true purpose of the United Nations.
4. Department of Homeland Security-
DHS will take a very small 2% cut; in 2009, their budget was $40 billion and in 2010 their budget was almost $43 billion. The following agencies are consolidated under Homeland Security: FEMA, US Citizenship & Immigration Service, Customs & Border Protection, TSA, US Secret Service, US Coast Guard, etc. The DHS engages in extremely invasive spying activities and data collection on US citizens.
5. Environmental Protection Agency-
The $1.6 billion decrease from its 2010 budget of $10.5 billion is deceptive because the EPA received only $7.1 billion in 2009. The EPA got an additional $3.3 billion from stimulus funds in 2010 and pursued implementing job-killing global warming regulations that include a cap-and-trade scheme. Man-made global warming is a myth. It is doubtful that the 10% decrease will stop the EPA from its power grab.
6. The SEC and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CTFC) received budget increases. This is outrageous because these agencies have been complicit with the Wall Street criminals who plunged our country into a financial chaos. The SEC and CTFC have failed to hold any of the criminal bankers accountable in this scheme by way of planned incompetence in their “investigations” into banking and derivatives trading. The SEC’s budget has increased by $74 million for a total of $1.19 billion. The CTFC budget was increased by $34 million to $202.7 million.
If the federal government had been shut down last week, it would have been a blessing. The threat was that up to 800,000 non-essential government employees would have been furloughed. Soldiers paychecks would have been delayed- most Americans would love to see an end to the costly and destructive wars.
In closing, the US is headed for an astronomical financial downfall and the puppets in Washington are traitors. Just something to think about as you file your tax return.