We Should Celebrate Some Stimulus Cuts

As odious as it seems to progressives for a gang of rascally senators to be slashing spending when spending is desperately needed, we should look at some of the cuts with some hope.

Included in the cuts is a 61% reduction in the proposed $1.2 billion in new drug war funding, a 50% reduction in the $150 million proposed for new Federal prisons, a 50% reduction in the $100 million proposed to militarize the border, a 50% reduction in the $50 million proposed to snoop on your Internet activities.

Not all spending is progressive. Most of the proposed cuts are awful, but some of them we could and should get behind.

And how much other spending on very anti-progressive initiatives wasn't touched by the haphazard Collins-Nelson back-of-the-napkin spending reduction strategy?

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    Better than cutting (none / 0) (#1)
    by andgarden on Fri Feb 06, 2009 at 12:04:36 PM EST
    some of the things that Tom Coburn wants to cut.

    stimulus (none / 0) (#2)
    by CTYankee on Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 02:57:32 PM EST
    It still is obvious the Dems can't function without pork paid for with our tax dollar.
    Putting billions of tax dollars in the hands of the auto companies, the commercial lending institutions, and Wall Street, has done nothing for the problem. Building bridges to nowhere will not ever solve the problem, just as it didn't help in the nineteen thirties. While some people still have a job and still have some money, the stimulus should be to encourage these people to buy large ticket items such as automobiles and homes and home improvement by giving huge rebates to be used for specific buying and have controls and rules of use so these items can't be bought as a short term investment.
    Smarter people than myself should be able to follow this and also improve this idea. Polititions should not be involved.