I'm NOT a democrat! I want to make it super clear that I'm NOT a democrat so I'm going to say it one more time, I'm NOT a democrat!
Now, that we've cleared that up!
I'm continually disgusted with party alignment. I have no true allegiance to a political party, I just want to hold onto to the great things our amazing country was founded on. The government is nearing a screeching halt because our two political parties refuse to agree on anything. They are so loyal to their "party" names that they can't see beyond them to what might actually be the best answer. I agree that we need some serious budget cuts, in my house when we have bills that need to be paid, we make cuts.
The cuts are nevertheless wide-ranging. According to the proposal, Republicans want to cut the following:
-- $169 million from nuclear energy
-- $593 million from the Internal Revenue Service
-- $74 million from the FBI
-- $379 million from NASA
-- $544 million from international food aid grants
-- $6 million each from the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities
-- $2 billion from job-training programs
-- $1 billion from the National Institutes of Health
-- $224 million from Amtrak
-- $755 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
I don't know about you, but I'm all for cutting IRS funding! woo hoo!
But seriously, budget cuts hurt but we can't keep digging ourselves into poverty. It has to stop somewhere. Honestly, I don't know if these particular cuts are the answer, I'll leave that to someone who's smarter than me to determine but somethings got to give, somewhere. Republican's need to quit pushing for the sake of pushing and democrats need to quit fighting it for the sake of disagreeing. It's ridiculous! Perfect example! I don't know who's right or who's wrong. I'm leaning towards blaming everyone!
One thing is sure, I'm not a democrat but maybe I'm not a republican either...Can we start the Ronald Reagan Party? I could get on board with that!