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                            Phase out the U.S. Fire
PPSSCC       FEMA 03        Administration grant programs.                      600              3000



                            Reassess intercity bus security
CAGW         2005           grants.                                               0                  0




Bush '08                    Eliminate targeted watershed grants.                 16                80



                            Repeal the highway earmarks in
RSC          I-II           TEA-LU.                                           5000             25000



                            Reduce federal subsidies for
CBO '07      400-3          Amtrak.                                             204              1056


                            Eliminate federal grants for
                            wastewater and drinking
CBO '07      300-9          infrastructure.                                      32              2644



                            Eliminate grants to nonprofit
CAGW         2005           organizations.                                       79               395



                            Shift to a biennial budget process
PPSSCC       FMS IV         and multi-year authorizations.                        0                  0




CBO '07      920-3          Eliminate cargo preference laws.                    295              2483


                            Fully privatize the three housing
                            GSEs by eliminating lines of credit
CAGW                        and imposing property taxes.                        690              3450
                       Prohibit the use of official time by
                       government employees for union
CAGW                   activities.                             50     250



                       Eliminate job opportunities for low-
Bush '08               income individuals.                      6      30



                       Eliminate federal funding for
CAGW                   abstinence education.                  135     675



                       Slow the growth of Medicare
Bush '08               programs.                              4696   66044


                       Privatize the Government National
                       Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae)
CAGW       HOU 10      over five years.                       100    2000


                       Eliminate the Export-Import Bank
                       and Overseas Private Investment
CBO '07    150-1       Corporation.                            13     264

                      Eliminate funding for the Corporation
                      for Public Broadcasting, John F.
                      Kennedy Center, National Gallery of
CAGW       DIS 500-13 Art, and the Smithsonian Institution.   867    4335



                       Reduce members of Congress'
CAGW                   salaries to $100,000 per year.          35     175

                       Eliminate the Joint Economic
                       Committee and the Joint
                       Committees on Printing and the
CAGW       LEG 03      Library of Congress.                    26      26



                       Reduce maximum number of full-
CAGW       LEG 07      time personal staff from 18 to 16.      23     115
                       Scale back and delay the Earth
CAGW       DOM 02      Observation System (EOS).                 0     749



                       Cancel the Chandra X-ray
CAGW       SPA 01      Observatory.                            150     750



                       Delay NASA's Constellation
CBO '07    DIS 250-3   Program by five years.                  1080   16140



                       Cancel NASA's New Moon/Mars
RSC        III-II      Initiative.                             1493   11511


                       Cancel the shuttle program and
                       additional assembly of the
CBO '07    250-2       international space station.            3280   24430



           GAO-04-
GAO '04    649         Reduce gasoline excise tax evasion.     900     900




RSC        IV-VII      Level funding for OMB.                    9      48

                       Create the National Board of
                       Agriculture to develop national goals
                       and missions for federally funded
PPSSCC     USDA 51     agricultural research.                   76     252



                       Eliminate multifamily housing direct
Bush '08               loans.                                   41     205



                       Eliminate the Migrant and Seasonal
Bush '08               Farmworkers Training Program.            79     395
                      Eliminate the Senior Community
CBO '07    DIS 500-15 Service Employment Program.              75    1865


                      Eliminate the Hollings Manufacturing
                      Extension Partnership and the
CBO '07    370-02     Baldridge National Quality Program.      15    356



                      Charge a fee for fishing in federal
CAGW                  waters controlled by NOAA.               100   500




Bush '08              Reduce in-house research.                36    180


                      Eliminate the Research Initiative for
                      Future Agriculture and Food
CBO '07    350-1      Systems.                                  0    290



                      Consolidate Resource Conservation
Bush '08              & Development Program.                   36    180




Bush '08              Eliminate economic impact grants.        15     75

                      Require children under age 18 to
                      attend school full time as a condition
                      of eligibility for social security
CBO '07    650-4      benefits.                                25    700



                      Save Social Security by establishing
CAGW       SS 01      private retirement accounts.              0      0



           MAN 650-   Lengthen the Social Security benefit
CBO '07    02         computation period by three years.       50    5050
                       Create a sliding scale for children's
                       SSI benefits based on the number of
CBO '07    600-11      recipients in a family.                   0     605



           GAO-04-     Increase collection of self-
GAO '04    649         employment taxes.                         0       0



                       Eliminate community connect
Bush '08               (broadband) grants.                       9      45



                      Reduce the Trident Submarine force
CBO '05    DIS 050-12 to 12 and buy 48 fewer D5 Missiles.       80     590



           MAN 400-    Eliminate funding for the "New
CBO '07    02          Starts" transit program.                220    4466



                       Eliminate the Excellence in
Bush '08               Economic Education Program.               1       5
                       Stop Congress from enacting the
                       Postal Accountability and
                       Enhancement Act, which would
                       transfer pension payments from the
CAGW                   United States Postal Service (USPS)       0    4300



           GAO-04-     Sustain/expand range of SSI
GAO '04    649         program integrity activities.             0       0



                       Increase Medicare Part B premium
RSC        I-IX        from 25 percent to 30 percent.          4650   33500



                       Downsize the Bureau of
CAGW       2005        Reclamation by 10 percent.               82     425
Bush '08                   Eliminate community facility grants.    25    125



                           Eliminate Citrus Canker
RSC            III-LVIII   compensation.                           10     54


                           Eliminate the Federal Highway
                           Administration's National (FHWA)
Penny/Kasich               Recreational Trails Fund.               50    250



                          Reduce funding for the Low-income
CBO '00        DIS 600-12 Home Energy Assistance Program.          85    525



                           Eliminate the Foreign Market
CBO '07        350-5       Development Program.                    24    160


                           Eliminate payments to socially
                           disadvantaged farmers and
RSC            III-XI      ranchers.                                6     32



                           Move the USPS Office of Inspector
CAGW                       General to the Justice Department.       0      0



                           Reduce funding for the Water
RSC            III-LI      Quality Cooperative Agreement.          15     81


                           Reduce the spousal benefit in Social
                           Security from 50 percent to 33
CBO '07        650-9       percent.                                25    1900
                           Increase fees for aviation security:
                           September 11 Security Fee
                           (Passenger Fee), Aviation
                           Security Infrastructure Fee (Air
CBO '07        400-6       Carrier Fee).                          1290   6830
                       Combine SBA regions; close
PPSSCC     SBA 12      selected branch offices.                 0      3



                       Eliminate funding for the Forest
RSC        III-L       Service's Economic Action Program.      10     54



                       Eliminate Single Family Housing
Bush '08               Direct Loans.                           117   585



                       Eliminate the Food for Peace
GAO '04                Program.                                69    597



                       Eliminate the Market Access
RSC        V-XIV       Program.                                 3    231

                       Eliminate SBA earmarks that were
                       neither awarded competitively, nor
                       authorized, nor part of SBA's overall
REPBUD     GM-30       mission.                                 0    142




CAGW       DOM 18      End SBA loans and loan guarantees.      210   1587

                    Eliminate federal funding for the U.S.
                    Institute of Peace, the Asia
                    Foundation, and the East-West
CAGW                Center.                                    48    240
                    Consolidate the bank regulatory
                    functions of the Office of the
                    Comptroller of the Currency (OCC),
                    the Federal Deposit Insurance
PPSSCC     BANK 27  Corporation (FDIC), and the Federal        17     58
                    Repeal Title 23 U.S.C. 138, which
                    requires consultation with the
                    secretaries of Interior, HUD, and
                    USDA before the FHWA can
PPSSCC     CONST 09 approve the use of publicly owned           8     25
                      Eliminate operating subsidies for
REPBUD     HE-6       vacant public housing.                   26    261


                      Eliminate NIH's National center for
                      complementary and alternative
CAGW                  medicine.                               114    570



                      Eliminate HRSA's Rural Health
Bush '08              Program.                                143    715


                      Consider veterans' compensation
                      when determining Social Security
CAGW       ENT 42     Disability Income payments.              75    570

                      Reduce veterans' disability
                      compensation to account for Social
                      Security Disability Insurance
CBO '07    700-06     payments.                               1687   9197



                      Eliminate childless adult coverage in
RSC        III-XXIX   SCHIP.                                    0    330

                      Reduce federal funding for
                      automated child support
           GAO-04-    enforcement systems to 50 percent
GAO '04    649        of costs.                               240    1330



                      Eliminate funding for the Community
CAGW       HHS 01     Economic Development Program.             4     20


                      Eliminate Administration for Children
                      and Families (ACF) Community
Bush '08              Services Block Grant.                   630    3150
                      Eliminate the Advisory Council on
                      Historic Preservation, whose
                      functions can satisfactorily be
                      handled by the U.S. National Park
CAGW       GM 09      Service and its Division of Cultural      4     23
                       Eliminate AoA Alzheimer's
Bush '08               Demonstration Grants.                    12     60



                       Eliminate the Appalachian Regional
RSC        III-LX      Commission.                              39    210

                       Eliminate National Archives and
                       Records Administration National
                       Historical Publications and Records
Bush '08               Commission.                               7     35
                       Transfer the human nutrition
                       research programs of the
                       Department of Agriculture's
                       Agricultural Research Service to the
PPSSCC     USDA 53     Department of Health and Human           15     95


                       Reduce Temporary Assistance for
           MAN 600-    Needy Families grants to states,
CAGW       10          tribes, and territories by 5 percent.    880   4150


                       Eliminate the CDC's Preventative
                       Health and Health Services Block
Bush '08               Grant.                                   99    495


                       Eliminate the Community
                       Development Financial Institutions
CBO '07    450-3       Fund.                                     6    165


                       Eliminate the Commission on Fine
                       Arts, which duplicates the function of
CAGW       DOM 05      the Architect of the Capitol.             8     40


                       Limit DOI and USDA land acquisition
                       to $10 million annually to improve
CAGW                   current land holding management.         247   1234


                      Eliminate the requirement that
                      agencies purchase alternative-fuel
CBO '00    DIS 920-01 vehicles.                                  8     52
                    Eliminate the Environmental Justice
CAGW                Small Grants Program.                    0       2


                    Close Ada, OK, Kerr Environmental
                    Research Center and Grosse Isle,
PPSSCC    EPA 08    MI, Large Lakes Research Station.        4       7

                    Repeal the provision of the 2002
                    Farm Bill that pays farmers to grow
                    more corn for subsidized ethanol
CAGW                production.                            4000   20000




CAGW                Eliminate the peanut subsidy.          140     700



                    Eliminate the FDIC's Affordable
CAGW      DOM 08    Housing Program.                         7      37



                    Eliminate the Presidential Election
CBO '07   800-3     Campaign Fund.                         200     447



                    Eliminate funding of the Global
CAGW      FAID 01   Environment Facility.                  108     540
                    Improve government information
                    dissemination by transferring the
                    position and functions of the Public
                    Printer from the Legislative Branch
REPBUD    GM 15     to the Executive Branch.                 0     230



                    Impose fees on users of the St.
CBO '07   400-7     Lawrence Seaway.                         8      77




RSC       IV-X      Level funding for GSA.                 108     581
                      Eliminate the Commission for the
                      Preservation of America's Heritage
                      Abroad and allow the Foreign
                      Service and the cultural attaches in
CAGW       DOM 04     relevant U.S. embassies to carry out     0       2



                      Eliminate HRSA bioterrorism
Bush '08              curriculum development.                 21     105

                      Count food stamps as income when
                      calculating tenant contributions for
                      Section 8 and other public housing
CAGW       ENT 03     benefits.                              1080   6150



                      Eliminate Community Development
CAGW       450-01     Block Grants (CDBG).                   4934   24670



                      Eliminate Section 108 Loan
Bush '08              Program.                                 3      15



                      End Urban Development Action
CAGW       2005       Grants.                                 30     150



                      Eliminate the Rural Housing and
Bush '08              Economic Development Program.           24     120



                    Phase out the FHA's Mutual
PPSSCC     INS 10   Mortgage Fund.                             3      23
                    Amend section 404 of the Clean
                    Water Act to eliminate duplication
                    and delays in the issuance of
                    construction permits for federal and
PPSSCC     CONST 15 federal-aid projects.                     34     114



                      Eliminate the Legal Services
CBO '07    750-2      Corporation.                           294    1685
                       Eliminate the National Youth Anti-
CBO '07    800-4       Drug Media Campaign.                     91     512


                       Increase the basic premium for
                       supplementary medical insurance to
CBO '07    570-15      30 percent of the program's costs.      6760   42160
                       Dissolve the National Credit Union
                       Administration's Central Liquidity
                       Facility and encourage credit unions
                       to use the Federal Reserve System
PPSSCC     BANK 24     as their central bank.                    1       5



                       Terminate U.S. assistance to the
CAGW                   National Endowment for Democracy.        80     400

                      Eliminate National Science
                      Foundation (NSF) funding for social,
                      behavioral, and economic science
CAGW       DIS 250-03 research.                                225    1123



                      Eliminate the Neighborhood
CBO '07    DIS 450-02 Reinvestment Corporation.                119     618

                       Combine military and civil service
                       disability retirement programs into a
                       single, government-wide disability
PPSSCC                 program.                                  0       0



                       Eliminate the Partnership for
CAGW       2005        Advancing Technologies in Housing.        3      15



                       Eliminate the Rural Communities
Bush '08               Program.                                  7      35




RSC        II-IV       Level funding for the Peace Corps.        8      43
                      Eliminate Railroad Retirement Board
                      field offices and transfer
                      management of the benefit program
PPSSCC    BANK 15     to the SSA.                              8     26
                      Eliminate divided authority in
                      Railroad Retirement Board
                      management by establishing a
                      single chief executive with operating
PPSSCC    BANK 17     responsibility for the agency.           1      3


                      Merge USDA rural housing program
          GAO-04-     with HUD's low-income housing
GAO '04   649         program.                                 0      0



                      Level funding for Community Health
RSC       III-LXIII   Centers.                                100   538



                     Eliminate the Experimental Program
CBO '01   DIS 250-02 to Stimulate Competitive Research.       50    841



                      Eliminate the Telecommunications
CBO '07   370-5       Development Fund.                        3     26


                      Consolidate the Harry S. Truman
                      Scholarship Foundation with other
CAGW      DOM 09      similar programs.                        2     10


                      Terminate aid to high-income
                      countries such as Cyprus, Israel,
CAGW      2005        and Northern Ireland.                   392   1960



                      Level funding for the Global AIDS
RSC       II-VI       Initiative.                             546   2938


                     Eliminate electrification and
                     telephone credit subsidies provided
CBO '01   DIS 270-05 by the Rural Utilities Service (RUS).    12    158
                       Eliminate Indian Health Service
Bush '08               (IHS) Urban Indian Health Program.       33     165



                       Terminate the Office of Government
CAGW       GM 12       Ethics.                                  11      55



                       Allow the FDA to approve biogeneric
CAGW                   drugs for the marketplace.              1410   7000



                       Eliminate the Council of Economic
CAGW       DIS 51      Advisors.                                 4      20
                       Consolidate the management
                       functions of the federal government
                       in an Office of Federal Management,
                       which would replace the Office of
PPSSCC     FMS 01      Management and Budget.                    0       0



                       Eliminate the Maritime Security
CAGW                   Program.                                 99     495


                      Eliminate contributions to the Heavily
                      Indebted Poor Countries Debt-relief
CAGW       DIS 150-04 Fund.                                     75     375



                       Eliminate the High Intensity Drug
RSC        III-XLIII   Trafficking Area Program.               227    1221


                       Phase out most Health Resources
                       and Services Administration (HRSA)-
Bush '08               health professions grants.              180     900


                       Close the National Institutes of
                       Health (NIH) Rocky Mountain
PPSSCC     PHS 08A     Laboratory.                             4403   22015
CBO '05   570-01      Raise the eligibility age for Medicare.   1345    11289



                     Cancel production of the V-22
CBO '05   DIS 050-14 aircraft.                                   308    6164




RSC       III-XLV     Decline member pay raise.                    2       9




CAGW      DIS 68      Eliminate the Americorps Program.          430    2890




CAGW      PORK 01     Eliminate pork-barrel spending.           13200   66100




CBO '07   300-10      Eliminate the Energy Star Program.          45     268



                      Terminate the National Capital
CAGW      GM 16       Planning Commission.                         8      40


                      Repeal the partial exemption for
          GAO-04-     alcohol fuels from the gas tax and
GAO '04   649         excise taxes.                             1000    6800



                      Raise the retirement age for Social
CBO '07   650-05      Security beneficiaries.                     50    6200



                      Introduce Health Savings Accounts
RSC       VI-VI       as a TRICARE option.                        20     807
                       Eliminate state and local law
CAGW       2005        enforcement assistance funding.        1278   6390


                       Require a two-week waiting period
                       for unemployment benefits
CAGW                   nationwide.                              0    4600



           GAO-04-     Simplify SSI recipient living
GAO '04    649         arrangements.                            0       0



           GAO-04-
GAO '04    649         Eliminate the $1 bill.                  22     336


                       Restructure the Power Marketing
                       Administrations to charge higher
CBO '07    270-10      rates.                                   0    1000



                       Cancel the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
CBO '07    DIS 050-5   and replace with F-16s and F/A-18s.    2200   22200




GAO '04                Terminate land-exchange programs.        0       0


                       Reduce United States Agency for
                       International Development operating
RSC        II-VI       expenses.                               57     307



                       Use state formulas to set grazing
CBO '05    300-08      fees for federal lands.                  5      85




Bush '08               Eliminate H-1B fraud prevention.        21     105
           DIS 920-05-
CBO '01    A           Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act.           250    3905



                       Eliminate the BLM's Range
Bush '08               Improvement Fund.                       7     47



                       Eliminate state grants for the Safe
CBO '07                and Drug-Free Schools Program.          7    1273



                       Eliminate Supplemental Education
Bush '08               Opportunity grants.                   771    3855


                       Eliminate United States Geological
                       Survey (USGS) Mineral Resources
Bush '08               Program.                               23    115



                       Eliminate Millennium Challenge
RSC        II-III      Accounts.                             1750   9415

                       Consolidate the Barry Goldwater
                       Scholarship and Excellence in
                       Education Foundation with other
CAGW       DOM 02      scholarship programs.                   3     15


                       Eliminate the Department of
                       Defense's elementary and
CBO '05    050-31      secondary schools.                     14    109



                       Close the Domestic Dependent
RSC        VI-III      School System.                         18    126



                       Merge the Army National Guard and
CAGW       DEF 27      the Army Reserve.                     117    2139
                       Eliminate funding for the National
RSC        III-IL      Endowment for the Humanities.            143    769



                       Eliminate funding for nuclear energy
CBO '07    DIS 270-4   research and development.                 71    695




CAGW       2005        Eliminate the Citizen Corps.              40    200



                       Terminate the Community Oriented
CAGW       2005        Policing Services (COPS) Program.        499    2495

                       Reduce funding by 30 percent for
                       the National Weather Service and
                       the Environmental Satellite, Data
CAGW       2005        and Information Service.                 457    2287



                      Reduce procurement of Virginia
CBO '05    DIS 050-07 Class Attack Submarines.                  -100   1170

                       Eliminate the current contract for the
                       Defense Travel System (DTS) and
                       re-solicit the contract to the private
CAGW                   sector.                                   49    245




Bush '08               Eliminate the Denali Commission.           7     35



                       Restrict first-responder grants to
CBO '07    450-6       high-risk communities.                    68    885



                       Eliminate federal funding for beach-
CBO '07    300-02      replenishment projects.                   28    431
                     Reduce the scope of DOE's nuclear
CBO '01   DIS 050-18 weapons activities.                       70    1280

                      Restructure the Mine Safety and
                      Health Administration into an office
                      within Occupational Safety and
CAGW                  Health Administration.                   30    391




CBO '01   DIS 920-04 Repeal the Service Contract Act.          930   4850


                      Eliminate Gaining Early Awareness
                      and Readiness for Undergraduate
CAGW      2005        Programs (GEARUP) grants.                306   1530



                      Eliminate B.J. Stupak Olympic
CAGW      2005        scholarships.                             1      5


                      Eliminate DOE's state and
                      community grants for energy
CBO '07   270-08      conservation.                            17    161



                      Eliminate attaché positions in the
RSC       IV-I        Foreign Agricultural Service.            46    247
                      End disaster relief payment
                      subsidies for individuals with taxable
                      incomes over $120,000 and
                      corporations with incomes over $5
CAGW      DEV 05      million.                                  1      5



                      Terminate the Metropolitan Medical
CAGW      2005        Response System.                         30    150


                      Phase out the flood insurance
                      subsidy on pre-FIRM structures
CBO '05   450-07      other than primary residences.           14    222
                      Eliminate the Clean Coal
RSC       V-II        Technology Program.                     50    259



                     Gradually reduce the number of
CBO '05   DIS 050-11 expeditionary strike groups to eight.     0    4100



                      Acquire conventionally rather than
GAO '04               nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.      -90   1390



                     Cancel the Space-Based Radar
CBO '07   DIS 050-10 Program.                                340    5060

                      Eliminate the International Trade
                      Administration's trade promotion
                      activities or change the
CBO '07   370-01      beneficiaries.                         305    1996



                      Eliminate the U.S. Geological
REPBUD                Survey.                                946    4730



                      Eliminate subsidized loans to
CBO '07   500-9       graduate students.                     1085   8175




CAGW      2005        Eliminate the HOPE VI Program.         143    715



                      Eliminate the Hydrogen Fuel
CBO '07   270-6       Initiative.                            107    1040



                      Eliminate the Minority Business
RSC       III-XXI     Development Agency.                     30    161
                        Terminate the Airborne Laser
CBO '07    DIS 050-7    Program.                              330    550


                        Truncate the DDG-1000 Destroyer
                        Program and buy fire-support ships
CBO '07    050-3        instead.                              -160   1500



                        Eliminate funding for the DOE's
CBO '07    DIS 270-5    Nuclear Power 2010 Program.            30    292



                        Eliminate funding for the National
RSC        III-XLVIII   Endowment for the Arts.               126    678




CAGW       2005         Close the Geodetic Survey.             27    135



                        Eliminate the Rural Fire Assistance
Bush '08                Program.                                8     40



                        Eliminate the National Parks
CBO '07    300-14       Heritage Areas and statutory aid.      20    106


                        Eliminate Land and Water
                        Conservation Fund state recreation
Bush '08                grants.                                28    140


                        Charge market rates for information
           MAN 300-     provided by the National Weather
CBO '01    05           Service.                                2     10



                        Eliminate NOAA's Weather Radio
CAGW       2005         Network.                                5     28
                     Reduce the National Forest System
Bush '08             budget by 7 percent.                     105     525



                     Level funding for Agriculture
RSC        IV-VIII   buildings and facilities.                 20     108



                     Eliminate State Criminal Alien
Bush '08             Assistance Program.                      400    2000

                     Eliminate funding for Department of
                     Homeland Security university
                     programs and the Homeland
CAGW       2005      Security Fellowship Program.              70     350



                     Eliminate Susan Harwood training
Bush '08             grants.                                    3      15


                     Sell the Southeastern Power
                     Administration and related power-
CBO '07    270-11    generating assets.                         0    1200



                     Eliminate Social Security benefits for
CBO '07    650-03    children of early retirees.              100    2600



                     Eliminate the Selective Service
CAGW                 System.                                   25     125


                     Abolish the Transportation Security
                     Administration and replace it with
CAGW       2005      private contractors.                     4323   21615


                     Reduce the Civil Rights Division's
                     budget from its 2005 level to its 1993
CAGW       2005      level.                                    56     282
                           Eliminate the National Drug
Bush '08                   Intelligence Center.                      23     115



                           Close the Uniformed Services
PPSSCC         OSD 31      University of the Health Sciences.        85     424
                           Phase out federal aid for educational
                           activities to Howard University;
                           phase out federal subsidies for
                           Howard University Hospital; require
CAGW           2005        Howard University to raise tuition for   239    1194



                           Eliminate the FreedomCAR
RSC            V-III       Program.                                  50     259




CBO '07        DIS 050-1   Cancel the Future Combat System.         1489   11003



               GAO-04-     Improve reviews of SBA preferred
GAO '04        649         lenders.                                   0       0



                           Consolidate and reduce job training
Bush '08                   grants.                                  482    2410


                        Privatize the National Oceanic and
                        Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Penny/Kasich   PCNRS 23 Research Fleet.                              62     932



                           Level funding for Treasury
RSC            IV-V        departmental offices.                     31     167



                           Level funding for peacekeeping
RSC            II-IV       operations.                               93     500
GAO '04                Revise the Mining Law of 1872.            6      30


                     Eliminate drug interdiction and
                     international activities to control the
CBO '01   DIS 750-01 supply of drugs.                          1681   11476




CBO '03   DIS 050-21 Reduce recruiting budgets.                128    1910



                       Eliminate Coastal Zone
CAGW      2005         Management grants.                       69     345


                       Eliminate the High School
                       Equivalency Program for migrant
CAGW      ED 02        education.                               38     190



                       Reduce or eliminate the Trade
CBO '07   600-5        Adjustment Assistance Program.          510    4500



                       Level funding for the International
RSC       II-VII       Development Association.                107     576



          MAN 270-     Reduce the size of the Strategic
CBO '07   13           Petroleum Reserve.                      1500   1500



                       Reduce benefits under the Federal
CBO '07   920-02       Employees' Compensation Act.             29     438


                       Discontinue veterans' disability
          GAO-04-      compensation for alcohol- and drug-
GAO '04   649          related abuse disability.                 9      95
                      Scale back the Conservation
CBO '07   300-12      Security Program.                        166    1336




CAGW               Phase out the NOAA Corps.                    10      50
                   Amend Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
                   to cover only action that would
                   "significantly impact" rivers already
                   designated as part of the National
PPSSCC    CONST 16 Wild Scenic Rivers system.                    0       2



                      Repeal the Continued Dumping and
RSC       V-XII       Subsidy Offset Act.                      1300   3000



                      Reduce congressional franking by
CAGW      LEG 01      50 percent.                               20     100



                      Eliminate new direct loans for rural
CAGW      DOM 24      homeowners.                               68     396



                      Terminate the Agriculture Credit
CAGW      2005        Insurance Fund.                          3718   18589


                      Base Social Security cost-of-living
                      adjustments on an alternative
CBO '07   650-1       measure of inflation.                    1300   26100
                      Count School Breakfast, Child Care
                      Food, and Summer Food Service
                      Program benefits as unearned
                      income when determining eligibility
PPSSCC    USDA 14     for the Food Stamp Program.              162     536

                      Eliminate VA acquisition of
                      properties at foreclosure sales
                      except when it is in the best interest
PPSSCC    VA 04       of taxpayers.                             61     193
Bush '08               Eliminate rural business grants.        45    225



                       Reduce Farm Labor Housing
Bush '08               Program.                                17     85


                       Close smaller Social Security
                       Administration offices and reduce
PPSSCC     SSA 07      staff accordingly.                      87    287
                       Modify the Supplemental Security
                       Income (SSI) Program to target
                       benefits according to standard living
                       expense needs, not to available
PPSSCC     LISAB 07    cash income.                            241   798

                    Enhance Bureau of Mint
                    organization control by consolidating
                    the Washington, D.C., headquarters
PPSSCC     TREAS 20 operation with the Philadelphia mint.       4     13


                       Suspend funding for major
                       construction of veterans' medical
CAGW                   facilities.                             151   315



                       Eliminate the National Veterans
Bush '08               Business Development Corporation.        2     10


                       Eliminate U.S. Department of
                       Agriculture grant programs for rural
CAGW       DOM 32b     development.                            888   1589



                       Eliminate Rural Enterprise
Bush '08               Zones/empowerment communities.          11     55


                       Eliminate the direct loans and loan
                       guarantees under USDA rural
CAGW       DOM 32a     development programs.                   127   635
                       Eliminate the Natural Resource
CAGW       2005        Conservation Service.                   992   4960



                       Eliminate the Social Security lump-
CBO '07    650-8       sum death benefit.                      175   1000


                    Reduce number of DOT regions;
                    reduce the Maritime Administration's
PPSSCC     TRANS 04 budget and fiscal service staff.            8     29

                       Reduce 70 positions in the U.S.
                       Marshals Service; eliminate political
                       appointment process and promote
REPBUD     HE-14       professionally trained deputies.         5     25



                       Eliminate the Economic
RSC        III-XX      Development Administration.             201   1081



                       Eliminate the Essential Air Service
CBO '07    400-05      Program.                                88    538



                       Eliminate unrequested water
Bush '08               infrastructure projects.                200   1000
                       Limit Food Stamp categorical
                       eligibility to households receiving
                       Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
                       or Temporary Assistance for Needy
Bush '08               (TANF) cash benefits.                   63    611




Bush '08               Reform animal welfare user fee.          9     63



                     Open the coastal plain of the Arctic
CBO '07    MAN 300-7 National Wildlife Refuge to leasing.       0    3002
           Reduce infrastructure assistance on
Bush '08   the Mexican border.                     15     75



           Eliminate BIA Johnson-O'Malley
Bush '08   assistance grants.                      16     80



           Eliminate the BIA Housing
Bush '08   Improvement Program.                    23    115


           Eliminate public telecommunications
           facilities, planning and construction
Bush '08   grants.                                 20    100



           Eliminate Vocational Rehabilitation
Bush '08   Recreational Programs.                   3     15



           Eliminate the School Leadership
Bush '08   Program.                                15     75



           Eliminate Javits Gifted and Talented
Bush '08   Education.                              10     50



           Eliminate educational technology
Bush '08   state grants.                           273   1365



           Eliminate comprehensive school
Bush '08   reform.                                 10     50



           Eliminate academies for American
Bush '08   history and civics.                      2     10
                   Eliminate the Advanced
Bush '08           Credentialing Program.                17    85




Bush '08           Eliminate Close-up fellowships.        1     5




Bush '08           Eliminate foundations for learning.    1     5




Bush '08           Eliminate Ready to Teach.             11    55



                   Eliminate education for native
Bush '08           Hawaiians.                            34    170




CBO '07    500-5   Eliminate the Even Start Program.      1    195



                   Eliminate tech prep education state
Bush '08           grants.                               105   525




Bush '08           Eliminate civic education.            29    145




Bush '08           Eliminate physical education.         73    365



                   Eliminate elementary and secondary
Bush '08           school counseling.                    35    175
Bush '08          Eliminate mentoring programs.         19   95




Bush '08          Eliminate alcohol abuse reduction.    32   160



                  Eliminate the Women's Educational
Bush '08          Equity Program.                       3    15



                  Eliminate parental assistance
Bush '08          information centers.                  40   200




Bush '08          Eliminate arts in education.          35   175



                  Eliminate mental health integration
Bush '08          in schools.                           5    25




Bush '08          Eliminate projects with industry.     20   100



                  Eliminate the National Writing
CAGW       2005   Project.                              20   100



                  Eliminate supported employment
Bush '08          state grants.                         30   150



                  Eliminate smaller learning
Bush '08          communities.                          90   450
                  Eliminate teacher quality
Bush '08          enhancement.                         60    300



                  Eliminate the Strengthening Alaska
Bush '08          Native/Native Hawaiian Program.      12    60



                  Eliminate the Thurgood Marshall
Bush '08          Legal Opportunity Program.            3    15



                  Eliminate state grants for
Bush '08          incarcerated youth.                  23    115



                  Eliminate leveraging education
Bush '08          assistance programs.                 64    320



                  Eliminate the Byrd Honors
Bush '08   2005   Scholarship Program.                 40    200



                  Eliminate Historic Whaling and
Bush '08          Trading Partners.                     9    45



                  Eliminate Emergency Steel
Bush '08          Guarantee Loan Program.              10    50


                  Reform grain inspection, packers,
                  and stockyards administration user
Bush '08          fees.                                22    115



                  Reduce career and technical
Bush '08          education state grants.              582
                       Eliminate Vocational Rehabilitation
Bush '08               Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers.      2     10



                       Recover Pick-Sloa Project cost from
Bush '08               power customers.                      23    115



                       Eliminate the emergency disaster
CAGW       DOM 19      loans of the Farm Service Agency.     25    125



                      Eliminate the Leveraging
CBO '07    DIS 500-13 Educational Assistance Partnership.    13    286



                       Eliminate the Commodity
Bush '08               Supplemental Food Program.            107   535


                      End the credit subsidy for major
                      small business administration
CBO '01    DIS 370-01 business loan guarantee programs.      38    330



                       Terminate the Sea Grant Coastal
CAGW       2005        Program.                              61    305




Bush '08               Eliminate watershed programs.         46    230



                      Reduce the number of Army Stryker
CBO '05    DIS 050-03 Brigade conversions.                   157   2438




Bush '08               Eliminate NPS statutory aid.           7     35
                     Cancel remaining purchases of the
CBO '03   DIS 050-01 Javelin Missile.                         50    387



          GAO-04-
GAO '04   649        Index excise tax rates for inflation.   500    5400


                     Eliminate frigates from the naval
                     force to reduce expenses for
CAGW      DEF 07     logistics and spare parts.               60    1800



                     Eliminate the stabilization fund for
CBO '07   570-4      Medicare's regional PPO program.          0    1550




CAGW      DIS 42     Reduce bureaucracy in the USDA.          37    342


                     Eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse
                     within USPS as identified by the
CAGW                 inspector general.                      2200   2200


                     Eliminate research and development
                     funding for the Second Future
CBO '03   DIS 050-08 Carrier.                                  6     53



                     Reduce purchases of the Navy's F/A-
CAGW      DIS 050-09 18E fighter.                            165    2300
                     Eliminate the National
                     Telecommunications and
                     Information Administration's grant
                     and research programs associated
CAGW                 with telecommunications network or       40    352



                     Impose fees on the SBA's
CBO '07   370-9      secondary market guarantees.              5     27
                      Phase out the Bureau of
                      International Labor Affairs, the
                      Women's Bureau and the Civil
CAGW      2005        Rights Office.                           125   626



CAGW                  Eliminate the sugar subsidy.             160   800

                      Impose new limits on payments to
                      producers of certain agricultural
CBO '07   350-02      commodities.                             24    462

                      Require the IRS to deposit fees for
                      its services in the treasury as
CBO '07   800-2       miscellaneous receipts.                  107   559

                      Deny additional funding for
                      commercial fisheries buyback
GAO '04               programs.                                 0      0
                      Enroll members of military families
                      and dependents under age 65 in the
                      Federal Employees Health Benefits
CAGW                  Program (FEHBP) under the same           408   1565



                      Cancel the Maritime Prepositioning
CBO '07   DIS 050-4   Force (Future) Ships.                     0    7610


                      Impose user fees on the Inland
CBO '05   300-10      Waterway System.                         135   2078


                      Repeal the Community
CAGW                  Reinvestment Act

                      Expand the use of the IRS's
          GAO-04-     Taxpayer Identification Number
GAO '04   649         matching program.                         0      0
                      Recognize Colombia as a persistent
                      violator of human rights and revoke
                      its status as a certified recipient of
CAGW                  U.S. military aid.                       42    208


                      Eliminate Empowerment Zone
RSC       III-LVII    Grants.                                  10     54
                       Increase federal military retirement
                       age from the current provision of 20
                       years of service at any age to age
PPSSCC     FRS 01B     62.                                    1500   4525
                       Cancel development of the ground-
                       based Midcourse Defense System
                       after fielding the testbed/initial
CBO '07    DIS 050-9   defensive capability.                  1160   7830


                      Eliminate DOE's applied research
CBO '07    DIS 270-01 programs for fossil fuels.              149    2174


                       Eliminate DOE's applied research
CBO '07    270-03      for renewable energy sources.          107    1044
                       Eliminate funding for the Ultra-
                       Deepwater and Unconventional
                       Natural Gas and Other Petroleum
CBO '07    DIS 270-2   Research Program.                       10    185


                       Eliminate the University Nuclear
Bush '08               Energy Program.                         27    135


                       Reduce funds for waste disposal
RSC        III-LV      grants.                                116    624

                       Eliminate the National Science
                       Foundation Math and Science
RSC        III-I       Program.                               188    973


                       Reduce funding for DOEd
RSC        IV-II       administration.                          6     28

                      Terminate Economic Support Fund
                      payments under the South Pacific
CBO '03    DIS 300-13 Fisheries Treaty.                        14     74


                       Raise the threshold for coverage
CBO '07    920-1       under the Davis-Bacon Act.              45    595


                       Eliminate federal funding for state
CAGW       COM 02      maritime academies.                      7     35



                       Eliminate grants to large and
CBO '07    400-04      medium-sized hub airports.             237    4538
                   Cancel NHTSA's uniform tire-quality
PPSSCC    TRANS 14 grading program.                            1       3
                   Remove the air traffic control
                   component of the Federal Aviation
                   Administration (FAA) from the
                   Department of Transportation and
CAGW               restructure it as a separate and          6000   30000
                   Consolidate the Federal Highway
                   Administration (FHWA) with the
                   Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
                   to form a single Surface
PPSSCC    TRANS 08 Transportation Administration.             19      71


                     Cancel the Army's Tactical
CBO '05   DIS 050-06 Command and Control System.              72     621



                     Impose a time limit on the subsidy
CBO '07   450-7      on disaster loans from the SBA.          12     109



          GAO-04-    Reorganize and consolidate the
GAO '04   649        SBA's administrative structure.           0       0



                     Level funding for the African
RSC       II-VIII    Development Foundation.                   2      11



          GAO-04-    Eliminate flood insurance for certain
GAO '04   649        repeatedly flooded properties.           58     336




RSC       IV-IV      Level funding for FAA operations.       329    1770


                     Privatize minimum- to medium-
                     security prisons known as Federal
REPBUD    HE-13      Correctional Institutions.               81     273
                       Eliminate the dual compensation of
                       rehired former Immigration and
                       Naturalization Service (INS)
                       employees who are paid top salaries
CAGW                   in addition to their retirement         10     50
                       Increase disaster insurance
                       premiums in direct proportion to the
                       amount of coverage purchased and
                       eliminate disaster assistance grants
PPSSCC     FEMA 02     to states, local governments, and       23    276



                    Reduce the number of Customs
PPSSCC     TREAS 11 regions, districts, ports, and stations.   14     57



           GAO-04-     Convert some support Coast Guard
GAO '04    649         officer positions to civilian status.    0      0



                       Eliminate U.S. subscriptions to the
RSC        II-I        European Bank.                          36    184



                       Impose a lease fee on analog
CAGW       370-11      television licensees.                   500   2500


                       Increase the number of auditors in
                       DOD to prevent fraudulent use of
CAGW                   credit cards for travel purposes.        0      0



                       Reduce construction cost of military
GAO '04                barracks.                                0      0



                      Cut requirements for pilots in
CBO '01    DIS 050-50 nonflying positions.                     52    520



                       Increase sales of National defense
Bush '08               strategic materials stockpile.          69    582
                     Change depots' pricing structure for
CBO '07   DIS 050-21 repairs.                               67    1048



                     Consolidate depot functions and
CBO '01   DIS 050-60 close some facilities.                  0     73



                      Reduce the corrosion of military
GAO '04               assets.                                0      0



                      Improve the administration of
GAO '04               defense health care.                   0      0


                      Require DOD to report its progress
                      in implementing the Debt Collection
GAO '04               Improvement Act of 1996.               0      0



                      Address overpayments to defense
GAO '04               contractors.                           4     20



                     Target pay to meet military
CBO '07   DIS 050-12 requirements.                          -10   4020


                      Improve reporting of DOD reserve
          GAO-04-     employee payroll data to state
GAO '04   649         unemployment insurance programs.       9     33

                     Reverse organizational changes that
                     have increased the Army's support
                     tail without increasing its combat
CBO '03   DIS 050-02 tooth.                                 196   2126



                     Ease restrictions on contracting for
CBO '07   DIS 050-22 depot maintenance.                      0    824
                      Reduce the number of Carrier Strike
GAO '04               Group expansions and upgrades.        430   3580



                     Simplify and speed the disposal of
CBO '05   DIS 050-13 excess naval vessels.                   3    122



                     Price military housing according to
CBO '03   DIS 050-28 market rates.                           0    2186



                      Reorganize C-130 reserve
GAO '04               squadrons.                            60    948



                      Assign more Air Force bombers to
CAGW                  reserve components.                    0    443
                      Restructure reserve compensation
                      by establishing a common point
                      system for longevity pay raises, by
                      eliminating dual compensation for
CAGW      DEF 29      reservists employed by the federal    230   2760



                      Increase fees for permits issued by
CBO '07   300-01      the Army Corps of Engineers.          13    122

                      Eliminate the Army Corps of
                      Engineers local project role and
                      focus on water projects that would
CAGW      COM 02      provide national benefits.             8    837



                      Impose a new harbor maintenance
CBO '05   300-03      fee.                                  87    672



                      Revise occupancy policies to reduce
GAO '04               barracks requirements.                 0      0
          DIS 050-16- Reduce nuclear delivery systems
CBO '01   B           within overall limits of Start II.         80    2570



                      Make the Army responsible for close
CAGW      DEF 16      air support.                              120    1238


                      Cut the budget for the Dual Use of
                      Science & Technology Program by
CAGW      2005        10 percent.                                11      55



                      Preposition Army forces on land
CAGW      DEF 21      rather than afloat.                        30    1320



                      Restructure the Bonus Program for
CAGW      DEF 25      nuclear officers.                           8      73

                      Eliminate nonappropriated fund
                      subsidies to morale, welfare, and
                      recreation activities that operate like
CAGW      DEF 43      businesses.                               170    1100



                      Improve DOD procurement practices
GAO '04               regarding canceling orders.                 0       0



                      Eliminate payments for independent
CAGW      DEF 30      research and development.                 1590   14740




CBO '01   DIS 050-51 Restructure the Officer Corps.              -26   2150

                      Base cost-of-living adjustments for
                      federal and military pensions and
                      veterans' benefits on an alternative
CBO '07   600-3       measure of inflation.                     332    6255
                      Revise cost sharing for military
CBO '01    DIS 050-40 health care benefits.                     401    2848



                      Create incentives for military families
CBO '01    DIS 050-45 to save energy.                             3     154


                       Limit commitment to production of
                       the F/A-22 fighter until operational
GAO '04                testing is complete.                      76     195



                       Reduce the number of Army light
CAGW       DEF 17      divisions.                               372    3621



                       Consolidate and encourage
CBO '07    050-19      efficiencies in military exchanges.        0     545


                       Replace military personnel in some
                       support positions with civilian
CBO '05    050-25      employees of DOD.                        190    2930




Bush '08               Restructure defense health user fee.     1862   19280



                       Introduce more copayments into
CBO '07    050-18      TRICARE for life.                        1055   6284


                       Introduce a Cafeteria Plan for the
                       health benefits of family members of
CBO '07    050-17      active-duty military personnel.           21     966



                       Increase the use of warrant officers
CBO '07    050-13      and limit military pay raises.            60    1010
                       Reduce DOD administrative
RSC        VI-IV       accounts.                              10     50
                       Integrate Military Retirement and
                       Social Security systems: Offset
                       military retirement pay by 1.25
                       percent of Social Security primary
PPSSCC     OSD 25      benefits for each year of military     40    274

                       Seek additional opportunities for VA
                       and DOD to increase joint activities
                       to enhance services to beneficiaries
GAO '04                and reduce costs.                       0      0




Bush '08               Reduce Navy military manpower.         473   7445



                       Implement Air Force restructuring
Bush '08               plan.                                  283   9983

                       Consolidate the Department of
                       Defense's retail activities and
                       provide a grocery allowance to
CBO '07    050-20      service members.                       301   2692



                       Restructure Missile Defense
Bush '08               Agency.                                471   2640



                      Substitute reenlistment bonuses for
CBO '05    DIS 050-23 part of planned future pay raises.      480   9450



                       Restructure science and technology
Bush '08               programs.                              434   2663




CBO '07    050-23                                             33    201
                       Substitute sponsored reservists for
CBO '07    050-16      active-duty military.                    100    1560



                       Reduce drills for non-combat
CAGW       2005        reserve units.                           130    690
                       Reduce funding for U.S. forces
                       stationed abroad by increasing host
                       nation support in countries such as
                       Germany, Italy, Spain, and the
CAGW       2005        United Kingdom.                          1000   7000



                       Repeal provisions in oil and gas
Bush '08               research and development.                 20    210



                       Index the fee for the nuclear waste
CBO '07    270-9       fund to inflation.                        22    323

                      Eliminate administrative fees paid to
                      schools in the Campus-Based
                      Student Aid and Pell Grant
CBO '07    DIS 500-12 programs.                                  22    785




Bush '08               Eliminate state grants for innovation.    99    495
                       Restrict eligibility for subsidized
                       student loans by including home
                       equity in the determination of
           MAN 500-    financial need and modifying the
CBO '01    06-C        simplified needs test.                    60    435



                      Reduce funding to school districts
CBO '07    DIS 500-01 for impact aid.                           116    646



                      Eliminate funding for bilingual and
CBO '00    DIS 500-02 immigrant education.                      460    2300
                      Increase up-front fees on
           MAN 500-   unsubsidized loans to dependent
CBO '03    05         students and their parents.               75     250



                      Eliminate the administration fees to
RSC        III-XXV    schools.                                 144     744



                      Eliminate federal funding for campus-
CAGW       DOM 46     based student aid.                      13400   67000



                      Reduce funding for the arts and
CBO '07    500-14     humanities.                              275    1912

                      Reduce fees for collection-related
                      services paid to guaranty agencies
                      under the Federal Family Education
CBO '07    500-11     Loan Program.                            130     730



                      Reduce lenders' yields on PLUS
CBO '07    500-10     loans.                                    70     425


                      Verify the income amount that Pell
                      Grant awardees report on their
CBO '07    500-7      student aid applications.                 12     625



                      Restructure the department's
PPSSCC     ED 04      discretionary grant award process.         0       0
                      Change borrower rate on
                      consolidation of federal student
                      loans from fixed to variable in both
                      the Federal Direct Loan Program
CAGW       2005       and the Federal Family Education           0       0




Bush '08              Reform student aid.                     3653    2944
                     Eliminate funding for the National
CBO '07    500-16    and Community Service Act.              70    1616


                     Eliminate the 9.5 percent
                     guaranteed yield on certain student
CBO '05    500-06    loans.                                  145   930



                     Eliminate higher education demos
Bush '08             for students with disabilities.          7     35



           GAO-04-   Improve targeting of Title I basic
GAO '04    649       grants.                                  0      0


                     Reexamine federal policies for
                     subsidizing water for agriculture and
GAO '04              rural uses.                              0      0


                     Reassign reimbursable costs for
                     water projects not serving all
CBO '07    300-8     planned beneficiaries.                   0    108


                     Reauthorize holding and location
                     fees and charge royalties for
CBO '07    300-5     hardrock mining on federal lands.        8    170



                     Require up-front payment of coal
Bush '08             bonus bids.                              2    426


                     Repeal Energy Policy Act fee
                     prohibition and mandatory permit
Bush '08             funds.                                  36    184


                     Amend Bureau of Land
                     Management (BLM) federal land
Bush '08             sale authority.                          5    186
PPSSCC         INT 02      Privatize public range lands.            82    184

                           Expand National Park Service (NPS)
                           lease authority to allow the
                           productive use of currently unused
CAGW           INT         NPS facilities.                           8     59

                        Reduce Bureau of Land
                        Management and Army Corps of
                        Engineers low priority land and water
Penny/Kasich   PCNRS 19 projects.                                   102   432



                        Eliminate duplicative historic
PPSSCC         CONST 08 preservation regulations.                   40    132

                           Eliminate subsidies when renewing
                           water service contracts for
                           agricultural users of the Central
CBO '05        300-05      Valley Project.                          15    210



                           Reform return to net receipts sharing
Bush '08                   for energy minerals.                     41    227



                        Merge BLM and Corps of Engineers
Penny/Kasich   PCNRS 26 water management responsibilities.           0      0



                           Eliminate law enforcement
CAGW                       availability pay.                        20    100



                           Strengthen unemployment insurance
Bush '08                   integrity.                                0    1684


                           End federal unemployment
                           subsidies for individuals with taxable
CAGW           WEL 06      incomes over $120,000.                   400   1650
Bush '08               Eliminate work incentive grants.          23     115


                       Base Federal Employees'
           GAO-04-     Compensation Act compensation on
GAO '04    649         spendable earnings.                        0       0



                       Cut the United Nations bureaucracy
CAGW                   in half.                                 333    1665



                       Level funding for the Federal
RSC        IV-VI       Building Fund.                           552    2970


                    Consolidate the safety functions of
                    several DOT agencies into a Land
PPSSCC     TRANS 11 Modal Administration.                         3      15


                    Charge tuition for a significant
                    percentage of U.S. Merchant Marine
PPSSCC     TRANS 22 Academy students.                             6      19
                    Offer broad-based railroad system
                    safety assessments for a fee;
                    require mandatory inspections and
                    fines for violations for railroads that
PPSSCC     TRANS 10 elect not to have the assessment.             1      16



                       Establish cost-based fees for air
CBO '05    400-09      traffic control services.                2000   10000



                       Increase fees for certificates and
CBO '05    400-08      registrations issued by the FAA.           5      25



                       Eliminate the next generation of high-
RSC        III-XIII    speed rail.                               20     105
                   Use technology innovations to
                   reduce highway noise barrier costs
                   while maintaining adequate noise
PPSSCC    CONST 13 reduction.                                  261     703



                      Establish airport takeoff/landing slot
CBO '00   400-03      charges.                                 500    2500



          GAO-04-     Increase highway user fees on
GAO '04   649         heavy trucks.                            100     500


                   Implement tolling or other alternative
          GAO-04-  revenue sources for the fuel tax on
GAO '04   649      highways.                                     0       0
                   Create an entity responsible for
                   transportation R&D policy, goal-
                   setting, and monitoring; encourage
                   joint public-private efforts in
PPSSCC    TRANS 01 transportation R&D.                          86     284
                   Consolidate the advanced data
                   processing functions of the FRA, the
                   National Highway Traffic Safety
                   Administration (NHTSA), and
PPSSCC    TRANS 05 Research and Special Programs                 4      15




CAGW                  Reduce federal aid for mass transit.     9820   49100

                      Impose a user fee to cover the cost
                      of the Federal Railroad
                      Administration's (FRA) rail safety
CBO '05   400-06      activities.                                0     326


                      Close, consolidate, or privatize some
          GAO-04-     Coast Guard operating and training
GAO '04   649         facilities.                                0       0

                      Rescind funds earmarked by
                      Congress for the Federal Transit
                      Administration (FTA) that remain
CAGW      TRAN 02     unobligated after three years.             5     131
                       Reduce state and local air quality
Bush '08               grants.                                35    175




Bush '08               Reform pesticide user fee.             66    306



                       Eliminate the cap on the pre-
Bush '08               manufacture notification fee.           4     36


                       Assess user fees for examination of
                       FDIC-insured banks. and bank
CAGW       FDIC        holding companies.                    105    573


                       Charge all banks and savings
                       associations a premium for deposit
CBO '05    370-01      insurance.                            1100   4350


                       Eliminate debt restructuring under
                       the Enterprise for the Americas
CAGW       TRD 03      Initiative.                             0    490

                       Return to the Treasury any foreign
                       economic assistance funds not
                       expended within three years of
CAGW       ITL 07      obligation.                           2000   5000
                       Cease supporting multilateral
                       development banks, including the
                       World Bank, the Inter-American Dev.
                       Bank, the Asian Dev. Bank, the
CAGW                   African Development Bank, and the     1343   6717



                      Reduce the number of political
CBO '01    DIS 920-01 appointees.                              0      0



                       Charge federal employees for
RSC        III-XLI     parking.                              140    720
                     Restructure the government's
                     matching contributions to the Thrift
CBO '07   600-04     Savings Plan.                          359    2051


                     Tie further funds for pulsed fast
          GAO-04-    neutron analysis to performance in
GAO '04   649        operational testing.                     0      0
                     Require all federal agency IT
                     investment decisions to be
                     technology and vendor neutral,
                     meaning no preference should be
CAGW                 given to either open source or           0      0

                     Improve congressional oversight of
                     fugitive felon provisions of the
          GAO-04-    Personal Responsibility and Work
GAO '04   649        Opportunity Reconciliation Act.          0      0



                     Update the formula used for federal
RSC       I-XII      pensions.                               50    1305



                     Increase the federal insurance
CBO '05   600-01     premium on private pension plans.      110    760


                     Defer cost-of-living adjustments for
          MAN 600-   Civil Service Retirement System
CBO '01   11-A       annuitants.                            385    2820


                     Reduce cost-of-living adjustments
          MAN 600-   for middle- and high-income federal
CBO '05   11-C       retirees.                              210    4460



                     Impose a fee on GSE investment
CBO '05   V-VII      portfolios.                            1624   8762



                     Cut overhead costs in the executive
CAGW      DIS 54     branch.                                362    5248
                      Cut regulatory agency budgets by 25
                      percent and enact a regulatory
CAGW      REG 01      budget.                               200    1500



                      Sell most of the government's 1,200
CAGW      GM 02       civilian aircraft.                    2000   6000



                      Reduce agency purchases of
REPBUD    GM 21       equipment.                            1181   5905



                     Eliminate general fiscal assistance
CBO '07   DIS 800-01 to the District of Columbia.            97     501

                      Improve coordination of
                      transportation services for
          GAO-04-     transportation-disadvantaged
GAO '04   649         individuals.                            0       0


                      Sell most of the government's
                      602,000 non-tactical, non-postal
CAGW      GM 03       vehicles.                             2650   13250


                      Allow all agencies to enter into
                      Energy Performance Savings
CAGW                  Contracts.                              0       0



          MAN 800-    Eliminate mandatory grants to U.S.
CBO '01   03          territories.                            2      64



          GAO-04-     Improve federal foreclosure and
GAO '04   649         property sales processes.               0       0


                   Create emergency funds for disaster
                   relief by requiring each agency to put
CAGW      PCNRS 21 aside 1 percent of its budget.            15     375
                     Provide agencies with financial
                     incentives to improve cash
                     management and cash flow
PPSSCC    ASSET 08   forecasting.                               0       0

                     Leverage enormous buying power of
                     federal government to improve
          GAO-04-    agency acquisition of supplies and
GAO '04   649        services.                                  0       0


                     Deregulate the electric industry,
                     thereby reducing the cost of
CAGW                 electricity to the federal government.   260    1300


                     Improve interagency data sharing to
          GAO-04-    avoid and detect improper benefit
GAO '04   649        payments.                                  0       0

                     Consolidate benefit programs where
                     many uncoordinated programs are
                     attempting to serve the same
PPSSCC    SUB 01     objective.                                 0       0


                     Consolidate federal weatherization
                     programs serving needy
PPSSCC    LISAB 03   households.                                0       0


                     Better target infrastructure
          GAO-04-    investments to meet mission and
GAO '04   649        results-oriented goals.                    0       0



                     Freeze overhead expenses for five
REPBUD    GM 20      years.                                   4192   27641
                     Implement "wall-to-wall" inventory-
                     taking on a periodic basis to help
                     avoid purchase of unneeded
                     material, prevent theft, and identify
PPSSCC    PROC 12    obsolete items.                            0       0


                     Target funding reductions in formula
          GAO-04-    grant programs in areas of higher
GAO '04   649        income.                                  2146   31283
                    Establish uniform federal feeding
                    policy, cost accounting, and
PPSSCC   FF 01      management information systems.           0       0

                    Require new credit programs to
                    contain sunset provisions, whereby
                    the program would automatically
PPSSCC   ASSET 17   expire at the end of five years.          0       0



                    Improve planning and budgeting for
PPSSCC   FMS 05     capital expenditures and assets.          0       0
                    Implement a process within the
                    Executive Branch that links long-
                    term presidential objectives,
                    budgeting, and agency plans to
PPSSCC   FMS 06     improve resource allocation.              0       0

                    Require non-Department of Defense
                    agencies with significant
                    international travel to contract with
PPSSCC   USAF 12    the Military Airlift Command.             6      20



                    Prohibit the use of outside
CAGW     GM 02      consultants.                            4900   24500

                  Revise policies, regulations and
                  guidelines governing the disposal of
                  dredge material in open waters
PPSSCC   CONST 14 (including oceans).                       424     574


                    Incorporate private sector practices
                    in U.S. government foreign
PPSSCC   EX 07      exchange transactions.                  146     438

                    Limit the amounts obligated or
                    expended for travel expenses for
                    officers and employees of the
CAGW     GM 07      federal government.                     585    2800


                    Sell increasing portions of the
                    government's direct loan portfolio to
CAGW     GM 04      the private sector.                     2000   30000
                     Establish agency user fees for
PPSSCC     PRIVAT 02 publications.                               61     318


                    Eliminate duplicative flood plain
                    requirements for federal
PPSSCC     CONST 10 construction.                                 6      14


                    Revise Council on Environmental
                    Quality regulations for Environmental
PPSSCC     CONST 02 Impact Statements.                           10      33


                       Adjust federal share of grant
           GAO-04-     programs from 100 percent to 90
GAO '04    649         percent.                                 1093   14997


                       Require state and local governments
                       to register with the Securities and
CBO '05    370-02      Exchange Commission (SEC).               490    1250
                       Redesign and simplify the personnel
                       classification format, reduce
                       overgrading of employee positions,
                       and gradually terminate overgraded
PPSSCC     PER 05      positions.                               993    5164


                       Expand multi-year contracting to all
                       agencies and all types of goods and
PPSSCC     PROC 04     services.                                500    3415

                       Reduce program stretch-outs and
                       facilitate termination of low-priority
                       acquisition programs through
PPSSCC     PROC 05     improved priority setting.                 0       0

                       Sell federal land lacking
                       environmental significance in
                       urbanized areas through competitive
CAGW       GM 03       auctions.                                1700   7354

                       Eliminate the 10-year Statute-of-
                       Limitations on the Collection of Non-
                       Tax Debt Owed to Federal
Bush '08               Agencies.                                 11      35
                       Transform GSA into a policy and
                       oversight organization for
CAGW       GSA         administrative services.                0    1400



           MAN 800-    Restrict public-purpose transfers of
CBO '01    01          real property by GSA.                  50    250

                    Facilitate the sale of surplus
                    government properties by giving
                    agencies incentives to identify such
PPSSCC     PROP 03B properties and report them to GSA.         0      0



           GAO-04-     Liquidate unneeded GSA buildings
GAO '04    649         and other assets.                       0      0



                       Consolidate federal toxicology
PPSSCC     PHS 05      testing facilities and staff.          41    169


                       Reduce the Centers for Medicare
                       and Medicaid reach choice system
Bush '08               change grants.                         15     75


                       Finance the Food Safety and
                       Inspection Service through user
CBO '05    550-16      fees.                                  357   3769


                       Remove Medicare's payments for
                       indirect medical education from the
CBO '07    570-03      benchmarks for private plans.          700   5200



                       Reduce subsidies for the education
CBO '07    550-14      of health professionals.               113   706


                       Require states to comply with new
                       rules about Medicaid's upper
CBO '05    550-09      payment limit by 2006.                 840   1780
                       Terminate funding for migrant and
CAGW      HHS 04       seasonal farmworker assistance.          1       5



                       Reduce spending for Medicaid's
CBO '07   550-3        administrative costs.                  460    4040



                       Base new federal retiree health
RSC       I-VIII       benefits on length of service.         130    1560



                       End the redistribution of unused
RSC       III-XXVIII   federal funds from SCHIP.               20     350



                       Create a voucher program to expand
CBO '05   550-12       health insurance coverage.             2660   23330

                       Increase the fraction of Medicare
                       beneficiaries who pay an income-
                       related premium for supplementary
CBO '07   570-16       medical insurance.                     600    11500


                       Increase premiums under
                       Medicare's drug benefit for higher-
CBO '07   570-17       income enrollees.                      150    2850



                       Shorten the rental period for oxygen
CBO '07   570-25       equipment under Medicare.                0    3500


                       Extend Medicare's secondary-payer
                       status for End-Stage Renal Disease
CBO '07   570-26       from 30 months to 60 months.            40    1020



          MAN 550-     Base retiree health benefits on
CBO '07   13           length of service.                       0     155
                    Reduce Medicare's payments for
CBO '07    570-11   home health care.                         300    8500


                    Equalize Medicare's capital-related
                    payments for teaching and
CBO '07    570-07   nonteaching hospitals.                    400    2300


                    Convert Medicare's payments for
                    graduate medical education into a
CBO '05    570-07   block grant and slow their growth.        600    3300


                    Convert Medicaid disproportionate
                    share hospital payments in a block
CBO '07    550-6    grant.                                    -150    600



                    Eliminate HRSA maternal & child
Bush '08            health small categorical grants.           39     195


                    Impose a copayment requirement on
                    home health episodes covered by
CBO '07    570-22   Medicare.                                 1600   12900


                    Impose cost sharing for the first 20
                    days of a skilled nursing facility stay
CBO '07    570-23   under Medicare.                           1300   9600


                    Impose a deductible and
                    coinsurance amounts for clinical
CBO '07    570-24   laboratory services under Medicare.       1100   8300


                    Reduce HRSA childrens hospital
                    graduate medical education
Bush '08            payment.                                  187


                    Eliminate Medicare's additional
                    payments to hospitals classified as
CBO '01             "sole community hospitals."               100     900
                    Reduce Medicare's payments for the
                    indirect costs of patient care related
CBO '07   570-06    to hospitals' teaching programs.         3900   21600


                    Increase Medicare program
          GAO-04-   safeguard funding to combat fraud,
GAO '04   649       waste, and abuse.                          0       0



                    Reduce Medicare's payments for the
CBO '07   570-5     direct costs of medical education.       900    5900


                    Set the benchmark for private plans
                    in Medicare equal to local per capita
CBO '07   570-2     fee-for-service spending.                8100   64800
                    Restructure Medicare so it uses free-
                    market incentives to reduce costs
                    and fraud. Options include a system
                    of premium support or a model
CAGW                based on the Federal Employees             0       0


                    Reduce the taxes that states are
                    allowed to levy on Medicaid
CBO '07   550-7     providers.                               130    4490


                    Increase the flat rebate paid by drug
                    manufacturers for Medicaid
CBO '07   550-4     prescription drugs.                      130    1350



                    Equalize federal matching rates for
CBO '07   550-1     administrative functions in Medicaid.    1160   8380


                    Reduce the update factor for
                    hospitals' inpatient operating costs
CBO '07   570-9     under Medicare.                          1000   17800


                    Adjust Medicare payment rates to
          GAO-04-   reflect changing technology, costs,
GAO '04   649       and market prices.                         0       0
                      Allow provisions for direct laboratory
           GAO-04-    payment for certain Medicare
GAO '04    649        pathology services to expire.              57     160


                      Modify the new skilled nursing facility
           GAO-04-    payment method to ensure
GAO '04    649        appropriate payments.                       0       0

                      Require private health insurers to
                      provide information on coverage to
           GAO-04-    Medicare beneficiaries with other
GAO '04    649        health coverage.                            0     500
                      Implement a service fee for
                      successful non-Temporary
                      Assistance for Needy Families
           GAO-04-    (TANF) child support enforcement
GAO '04    649        collections.                              530    3000


                      Convert Medicaid payments for
           MAN 550-   acute care services into a block
CBO '07    05         grant.                                    6990   83240



                      Increase allowable co-pays in
RSC        I-IV       Medicaid.                                  90    1970


                      Adopt a voucher plan for the Federal
                      Employees Health Benefits
CBO '07    550-12     Program.                                  200    9700


                      Expand global payments for
           MAN 570-   hospitals' and physicians' services
CBO '03    06         provided during an inpatient stay.        100     500


                      Reduce the payment update factors
                      for providers of post-acute care
CBO '07    570-12     under Medicare.                           350    8050
                      Implement Medicaid administrative
                      services, reimbursement, pharmacy,
                      program integrity, long term care,
                      Medicaid augmentations, State
Bush '08              Children's Health Insurance               330    6760
                      Eliminate teen funding portion of
RSC        III-XXIV   Title X Family Planning.              95     511


                      Reduce OS/Centers for Disease
                      Control State, Local and Hospital
Bush 08               Preparedness Grants.                 186     930


                      Reform Food and Drug
                      Administration (FDA) re-inspection
Bush '08              and export certification fees.        27     142



           GAO-04-    Improve fairness of Medicaid
GAO '04    649        matching formula.                      0       0



           GAO-04-    Control Medicare provider
GAO '04    649        enrollment to prevent fraud.           0       0



           MAN 550-   Restrict the allocation of common
CBO '07    02         administrative costs to Medicaid.    280    1770



           MAN 570-   Combine Medicare cost-sharing
CBO '07    21         changes with Medigap restrictions.   3800   27900



                      Increase payments by tenants in
CBO '07    DIS 600-06 federally assisted housing.          370    7258


                      Convert the Rural Community
                      Advancement Program to state
CBO '07    450-04     revolving funds.                       0      41



           GAO-04-    Reduce FHA's insurance coverage
GAO '04    649        level.                                 0       0
                       Reform government sponsored
Bush '08               enterprise oversight fee.                6     30



                      Reduce rent subsidies for certain
CBO '07    DIS 600-07 one-person households.                   13    392



                      Increase the Ginnie Mae guarantee
CBO '00    DIS 370-09 fee.                                     40    160




CAGW       DIS 65      Block grant rural housing programs.     54    460



                       Reduce the Public Housing Capital
Bush '08               Fund.                                   184   920



                       Reduce HUD's overpayments as
CAGW                   identified by GAO.                      900   4500

                       Increase fees for the Federal
                       Housing Administration's (FHA)
                       Home Equity Conversion Mortgage
CBO '07    370-8       Insurance Program.                      50    272


                       Require that states share savings
           GAO-04-     from refunding Section 8 housing
GAO '04    649         bonds with HUD.                          0      0
                       Require competitive bidding for all
                       Comprehensive Improvement
                       Assistance Program funds and
                       create performance-based rather
CAGW       HOU 14      than needs-based criteria for further   300   2050



                       Ensure the auction of domestic
Bush '08               satellite spectrum competition.         252   632
                     Permanently extend the FCC's
                     authority to auction licenses to use
CBO '05    370-07    the radio spectrum.                       0    1700

                     Establish a common service
                     organization responsible for the
                     automated data processing
PPSSCC     BANK 31   operations of the OCC and FDIC.           1      3


                     Ensure prospective ancillary
                     terrestrial component spectrum
Bush '08             auctions competition.                    150   750



                     Cut NSF spending on elementary
CBO '07    250-01    and secondary education.                 11    321


                     Reduce the cost of the Federal
                     Employees Health Benefits
Bush '08             Program.                                 38    1118

                     Impose Spectrum License Fee
                     Authority to the Federal
                     Communications Commission
Bush '08             (FCC).                                   50    1200



                     Restrict the FCC's use of auction
CBO '05    370-08    receipts to cover its operating costs.   32     75


                     Charge a user fee on commodity
                     futures and options contract
CBO '01    370-06    transactions.                            68    340



                     Reduce or eliminate Export-Import
CAGW                 bank subsidies.                          175   1858



                      Eliminate overseas
CAGW       DIS 150-01 broadcasting…OF WHAT?                   630   3150
                      Eliminate overlapping responsibilities
                      and reduce administrative positions
                      in the Consumer Product Safety
PPSSCC    CPSC 01     Commission.                                1       4


                      Modify the assessment base and
                      increase the federal insurance
CBO '07   600-1       premium for private pension plans.       686    4846



          MAN 270-    Sell most of the Tennessee Valley
CBO '07   12          Authority's electric power assets.         -5   15330
                      Increase company-sponsored
                      contributions to the Pension Benefit
                      Guarantee Corporation and amend
                      bankruptcy laws; freeze the
CAGW      PBGC 01     guarantee for unfunded plans.            2500   13100


                      Restrict Universal Service Fund
                      support to a single connection per
CBO '07   370-6       household.                               1260   7880


                      End small-bidder preferences in
                      auctions conducted by the FCC for
CBO '07   370-4       wireless spectrum licenses.              100     140


                      Transfer Federal Reserve
                      examination and supervisory
PPSSCC    BANK 29     functions to the OCC.                      2       7

                      Consolidate the James Madison
                      Memorial Fellowship Program with
                      other similar programs to reduce
CAGW                  overhead costs.                            2      13



                     Eliminate region-specific
CBO '07   DIS 450-05 development agencies.                      11     169

                      Charge Government Sponsored
                      Enterprise's (GSE) fees for
                      registering with the Securities and
CBO '07   370-7       Exchange Commission.                     100     720
                    Reduce general administration costs
                    of the Architect of the Capitol by 10
CAGW       LEG 12   percent.                                  8      40


                    Reduce funding for the
                    Congressional Budget Office by 10
CAGW       LEG 11   percent.                                  3      16


                    Make congressional pensions
                    commensurate with those received
CAGW                by other federal workers.                 0    4900




CAGW       DIS 55   Cut overhead costs in Congress.          20     100

                    Reduce NASA's subsidies of
                    commercial and general aviation
                    manufacturers, except for safety
CAGW       DIS 06   research.                               1000   5000



                    Eliminate the Red Planet Venture
Bush '08            Capital Fund.                             6      30



                    Rely on the private sector for
CAGW       PRIV     communications with space craft.          0     179



                    Constrain the increase in initial
CBO '07    650-06   Social Security benefits.               175    20600



                    Remove ceiling for collecting
CBO '07    600-12   overpayments from SSI.                   70     490



                    Reduce the exclusion for unearned
CBO '07    600-10   income under the SSI Program.           110     720
                      Simplify and streamline review
                      procedures; implement streamlined
PPSSCC    SSA 10      appeals process.                         1102   3664



                      Require state and local pension
CBO '07   650-7       plans to share data with the SSA.          0    450


                      Prevent delinquent taxpayers from
          GAO-04-     benefiting from federal credit
GAO '04   649         programs.                                  0      0



          GAO-04-     Improve independent contractor tax
GAO '04   649         compliance.                                0      0



          GAO-04-     Improve administration of the federal
GAO '04   649         payment levy program.                      0      0



          GAO-04-     Increase the use of seizure authority
GAO '04   649         to collect delinquent taxes.               0      0



          GAO-04-     Increase filing of tax returns by U.S.
GAO '04   649         citizens living abroad.                    0      0



          GAO-04-  Improve administration of the tax
GAO '04   649      deduction for real estate taxes.             50    850
                   Authorize the Secretary of the
                   Treasury to enter into contracts to
                   procure services for locating federal
                   funds in dormant accounts in
CAGW      TREAS 03 financial institutions.                     100    500



          GAO-04-     Require corporate tax document
GAO '04   649         matching.                                  0      0
                       Restrict the preferential federal
           GAO-04-     income tax treatment of business-
GAO '04    649         owned life insurance.                     200    2600



           GAO-04-     Limit the individual tax exclusions for
GAO '04    649         employer-paid health insurance.             0       0



                       Strengthen payment transaction
Bush '08               integrity.                                273    1448



                       Verify income of Earned Income Tax
RSC        III-XXXIV   Credit participants.                      8500   42500
                       Expedite disposal of Commodity
                       Credit Corporation inventory by
                       eliminating the de facto veto power
                       that the State Department, USDA
PPSSCC     ASSET 05    and AID each exercise over                  0       0



                       Reduce funds for North Central
RSC        III-LIV     Research Center operations.                23     140



                       Reform Food Safety and Inspection
Bush '08               Service user fees.                         96     500


                       Eliminate Research & Extension
                       Grant Earmarks/Low Priority
Bush '08               Programs.                                 157     785



                       Reduce funding for timber sales that
CBO '07    300-4       lose money.                                45     280



                       Reform milk marketing orders and
CAGW       2005        deregulate milk pricing.                  1150   5750
Bush '08               Reform crop insurance user fee.          0     60



                       Reduce fish and wildlife construction
RSC        III-XLVII   fees.                                   26    140
                       Eliminate Commodity Credit
                       Corporation food donations to other
                       agencies; require agencies to
                       reimburse the Commodity Credit
PPSSCC     USDA 22     Corporation for food commodities.       404   1205



                       Close unneeded offices of the Food
PPSSCC     CCE 08      Safety and Inspection Service.           3      8



                       Remove the tax exemptions of the
PPSSCC     BANK 38     Farm Credit System.                     196   648



                       Limit the repayment period of export
CBO '07    350-7       credit guarantees.                      20    167



                       Recapture interest on rural housing
GAO '04                loans.                                  45     45



                       Consolidate common administrative
GAO '04                functions at the USDA.                   0      0



                       Consolidate housing assistance
CAGW                   functions into one general grant.       59    983
                       Require cash repayment of USDA
                       commodity loans and allow program
                       administrators to set local repayment
                       rates closer to prevailing market
CAGW       ENT 16      prices.                                  0    320
                      Increase borrowers' payments under
                      the Housing Loan Program for Rural
                      Homeowners to 22-26 percent of the
CAGW      DOM 26b     borrowers' income.                      1940   3410




CAGW                  End subsidies for wild blueberries.      10     50


                      Reduce the reimbursement rate paid
          MAN 350-    to private insurance companies in
CBO '07   04          the Crop Insurance Program.              41    240



          GAO-04-     Charge beneficiaries for food
GAO '04   649         inspection costs.                       342    3608

                      Impose new limits on farm program
                      payments to producers of certain
          MAN 350-    agricultural commodities set forth in
CBO '03   04          the 2002 Farm Bill.                     156    883


                      Reduce funding for employment and
          MAN 600-    training in the Food Stamp Program
CAGW      05          by 5 percent.                            16     79
                      Consolidate and reduce funding for
                      more than 60 environmental
                      programs into a single block grant;
                      allow each state to use the funds in
CAGW      AGR 02      a manner best suited to its             200    6000



                      Target the subsidy for certain meals
CBO '07   600-09      in child nutrition programs.             75    2515



                     Set grazing fees for federal lands on
CBO '07   DIS 300-06 the basis of state formulas.              13    125



          GAO-04-     Improve administrative oversight of
GAO '04   649         food assistance programs.                 0      0
                     Transfer review of the Postal Rate
                     Commission's budget to the Office
                     of Management and Budget so the
                     regulator's budget is reviewed by an
PPSSCC    USPS 26    independent body, not by the agency        0      0



          GAO-04-
GAO '04   649        Sell unneeded health care assets.          0      0



                     Increase and index withholding for
CBO '07   700-7      the Montgomery GI Bill Program.           84    2763



          MAN 700-   Charge monthly rather than up-front
CBO '01   01         fees for VA mortgage insurance.           100   540

                     Narrow the eligibility for veterans'
                     disability compensation to veterans
                     whose disabilities are related to their
CBO '07   700-05     military duties.                          17    427

                     Increase beneficiaries' cost sharing
                     for care at nursing facilities operated
                     by the Department of Veterans
CBO '05   700-03     Affairs.                                  244   1283
                     Phase out VA's medical supply
                     depots as well as those of the DOD;
                     meet hospital requirements through
                     individual hospital orders billed
PPSSCC    HOSP 08    against nationally negotiated             86    309


                     Increase beneficiaries' cost sharing
          MAN 700-   for care at VA-operated nursing
CBO '07   03         facilities.                               186   1066

                     Narrow the eligibility for veterans'
                     disability compensation to include
                     only veterans with high-rated
CBO '07   700-4      disabilities.                             88    1261


                     Require copayments for all non-
                     service-connected Department of
CBO '07   700-1      Veterans Affairs medical care.            565   3019
          GAO-04-    Reduce VA inpatient food and
GAO '04   649        laundry service costs.                       0         0


                     Eliminate "sunset" dates on certain
          MAN 700-   provisions for veterans in the
CBO '01   04         Balanced Budget Act of 1997.                 0      1310


                     Extend the rounding down and
                     halving of cost-of-living adjustments
CAGW      VA 01      for certain survivor benefits.              30       581



          GAO-04-    Revise disability ratings schedule to
GAO '04   649        better reflect economic losses.              0         0



                     Extend authority to recover certain
CAGW      VA 07      costs from health insurers.                312       631




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  Source        Issue               Recommendation                  1 Year (millions) 5 Year (millions)




CAGW                    Privatize the U.S. Information Agency.                    95              3459



                        Close enrollment in VA medical care for
CBO '07    700-2        priority 7 and 8 veterans.                               332               884




CBO '07    600-08       Eliminate small food stamp benefits.                      35               315



                        Sell the extra embassy parking lot in
CAGW                    Paris, France.                                            10                10



                        Level funding for the Inter-American
RSC        II-VII.      Foundation.                                                2                11



                        Eliminate the Postal Service forgone
Bush '08                revenue appropriation.                                    29               145



                        Terminate the Rural Telephone Bank of
CAGW       AGR 01       the RUS.                                                   6                28



                        Terminate the National Commission on
CAGW       GM 10        Libraries and Information Science.                         1                  5



                        Reduce funds for Bureau of Indian Affairs
RSC        III-LII      (BIA) school construction.                                36               194


                        Reduce SAMHSA- Mental Health
                        Programs of Regional and National
Bush '08                Significance.                                             77               385
                       Reduce Substance Abuse and Mental
                       Health Services Administration
                       (SAMHSA)- Substance Abuse Programs
Bush '08               of Regional and National Significance.      84   420



                       Reduce funding for the Agriculture
RSC        IV-IX       Research Service.                           62   334



                      Improve Social Security benefit payment
GAO '04    GAO-04-649 controls.                                     0   700



                       Eliminate the Geothermal Technology
Bush '08               Program.                                    23   115



                       Eliminate Administration on Aging (AoA)
Bush '08               preventative health services.               21   105




Bush '08               Reduce HRSA poison control centers.         13    65



                       Reduce funding for the Centers for
RSC        III-LXIX    Disease Control.                          1797   9668



                       Eliminate funding for penile implants
RSC        III-XXX     under Medicare.                              0     4



                       Eliminate the Export Enhancement
RSC        V-XV        Program.                                    28   151



                       Reduce farm payment acreage by 1
CBO '07    350-3       percent.                                    13   300
                        Reduce funding for law enforcement
CBO '00    DIS 750-01   efforts to control illegal drugs.           1681   11476


                        Spend the remaining balance of the
                        Superfund trust fund and terminate the
CBO '01    DIS 300-04   program.                                       0   3239




Bush '08                Reduce Payments in Lieu of Taxes.             43    215



                        Further consolidate the USDA's county
GAO '04                 offices.                                       0      0



                        Standardize the interest rate charges on
CBO '07    500-8        PLUS loans.                                   30    175



                        Reduce Indian Land Consolidation
Bush '08                Program.                                      21    105



                        Level funding for Andean Counter-Drug
RSC        II-V         Initiative.                                    9     48



                        Reduce the Indian and Native Americans
Bush '08                Training Program.                              8     40



                        Eliminate Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Bush '08                landowner incentive grants.                   15     75



                        Eliminate the Advanced Technology
CBO '05    V-X          Program.                                    139     721
                        Continue use of private collection
CAGW                    agencies to recover delinquent tax debt.     95   476



                        Reduce funding for certain Department of
CBO '07    750-1        Justice (DOJ) grants.                       113   1998


                        Consolidate Part B and Title V state and
                        local delinquency prevention grants into
CAGW                    one formula grant program.                    7   186




Bush '08                Eliminate Star Schools.                      15    75



                        Cut the number of aircraft carriers to 11
CBO '05    DIS 050-10   and the number of Navy Air Wings to 10.     740   3510



                        Eliminate FWS private stewardship
Bush '08                grants.                                       7    35



                        Reduce the Office of Disability
Bush '08                Employment Policy.                            9    45



                        Eliminate the Dropout Prevention
Bush '08                Program.                                      5    25


                        Place a 15 percent surcharge on
                        judgments for civil debt collected by the
REPBUD     HE-18        DOJ.                                         29   145



                        End new federal funding for Perkins
CBO '03    DIS 500-08   loans.                                       10   427
                       Reduce the budget of the Bureau of
CAGW       2005        Industry and Security by 25 percent.        17      85



                       Reduce funding for the Airport
RSC        III-LXX     Improvement Program.                       600    3228


                       Eliminate school lunches for students
RSC        III-XXXII   above 350 percent of poverty.              125    3150

                       Eliminate the DOE's applied research on
                       energy-conservation technology for
CBO '07    DIS 270-7   buildings.                                  57     556


                       Reduce DOE environmental
RSC        III-LIX     management.                                400    2152



RSC        III-XLVI    Reduce BLM construction.                     6      32


                       Revise and reauthorize the BLM's land
CBO '07    300-3       sales process.                               1     173



CBO '07    400-1       Reduce federal aid for highways.          3046   42944


                       Reduce Pilots, Demonstrations and
Bush '08               Research.                                   75     375




GAO '04    GAO-04-649 Enhance nontax debt collection.               0       0




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Prime Cuts 2008 Sources

Source

Congressional Budget Office, Budget Options (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, February 2007).
Executive Office of the President of the United States, Major Savings and Reforms in the President’s 2008 Budget
(Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, February 2007).

Republican Study Committee, Operation Offset: RSC Budget Options (September 21, 2005).

Congressional Budget Office, Budget Options (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, February 2005).

Government Accountability Office, Opportunities for Congressional Oversight (May 2004).

Congressional Budget Office, Budget Options (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, March 2003).

Congressional Budget Office, Budget Options (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, February 2001).

Congressional Budget Office, Budget Options (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, March 2000).

House Budget Committee, Republican Caucus, The Republican Budget Initiative for Fiscal Year 1995 (March 3, 1994).

Rep. John R. Kasich and Rep. Timothy J. Penny, The Common Sense Deficit Reduction Act of 1993 (November 22, 1993).

President’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control, Reports of the President’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (1983).
Citizens Against Government Waste, and other private organizations, including the Cato Institute, the Competitive Enterprise
Institute, the Heritage Foundation, and Mr. Martin Gross.
Abbreviation

     CBO ‘07

     Bush ‘08

        RSC

     CBO ‘05

     GAO ‘04

     CBO ‘03

     CBO ‘01

     CBO ‘00

    REPBUD

 Penny/Kasich

    PPSSCC

      CAGW

				
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