Sausage Factory Update

February 5, 2009 7:23 a.m.

I’m told the group of ‘centrist’ senators (Collins, Nelson et al.) is meeting at this moment. And the basis of their meeting is a staff paper that was just circulated with a total of $77.9 billion proposed cuts to the existing senate bill.

The biggest hit is on education spending.

A few examples of the recommended cuts …

$24.786 Billion on “State Stabilization Money”
$15 Billion for “State Incentive Grants”
$6.75 Billion for “IDEA”, proposed cut 50%
$6.5 Billion for “Title I Funding”, proposed cut 50%

Most of $5 billion from HHS for ‘prevention and wellness’ programs.

$5.5 Billion “Supplementary Discretionary Grants Program” at HUD Transportation

Click the page below to see the full document …


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