Line by Line: Some Obama Budget Cuts

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2009 2:30 PM CDT
Line by Line: Some Obama Budget Cuts
The F-22 Raptor.   (AP Photo)

President Obama said today proposed budget cuts are “not a criticism of” federal workers. Still, they take a toll, from defense to education. The Washington Post takes a look at what’s being trimmed:

  • Anthrax vaccine research: The administration says the goals of the program have been met, and its cancellation will save $8 million.
  • Cotton storage: The government will save $570 million in payments to growers waiting for higher prices.

  • Even Start: A troubled education program that funds local literacy programs. Savings: $66 million in 2010.
  • The F-22: The administration is satisfied with the 187 fighter aircraft on order, but whether influential proponents will let the program die is another question.
  • Yucca Mountain: The nuclear waste repository program in Nevada will be shut down, and $196.8 million provided to pursue other options.
  • No more contractors: The Pentagon will reduce its employment of civilian contractors to pre-2001 levels, saving $900 million by 2015.
For a more detailed list, click the link below.
(Read more federal budget stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X