One Of Allen D’s Google+ Friends Highly Recommends A CATO Institute Website

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I have been looking at the CATO Institute for some time.  However, I had not looked too thoroughly.  If I had, I would have found the Great Website!!! of theirs as per the below.  More copy later perhaps. Allen D

The website being recommended to me by a person in Google+ is as per the below. Going to the website itself shows more than the below.

A department-by-department guide to cutting the government’s budget.

Department of Energy

The Department of Energyoversees nuclear weapons sites, runs electric utilities, and subsidizes conventional and alternative fuels.

The department will spend $29 billion in 2013, or about $240 for every U.S. household. It employs 17,000 workers directly and oversees about 100,000 contract workers.

Department of Education

The Department of Educationprovides loans and grants to college students and subsidizes elementary and secondary schools.

The department will spend $48 billion in 2013, or $400 for every U.S. household. It employs 4,300 workers and operates 153 subsidy programs.

Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation subsidizes and regulates highways, airports, air traffic control, urban transit, and passenger rail.

The department will spend $80 billion in 2013, or about $660 for every U.S. household. It employs 58,000 workers and operates 83 different subsidy programs.

From the Downsizing Blog

Back to Spending as Usual?

The real loss for fiscal conservatives this week was not that Obamacare wasn’t defunded or that there were no entitlement cuts in the deal that reopened the government…Instead, the bigger concern is that the Republicans caved in on renegotiating the discretionary spending levels set by the 2011 Budget Control Act and sequester.

The Budget Showdown Concludes — with Setting up a New One

I would have loved to have seen Obamacare suffer a lethal blow. I would have also loved for a unicorn to show up at my door with a check made out to me for $1 billion. Neither was going to happen.

Clean Coal Subsidies

The federal government has been subsidizing so-called clean coal for decades, and the hand-outs have resulted in one bipartisan boondoggle after another.
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