Jesus, why does the president hate the troops so much? Other noteworthy cuts:Still, the administration plans to cut costly weapons programs such as an Air Force advanced fighter plane, a stealthy Navy destroyer and the next generation of nuclear submarines. Bush's missile defense program would likewise lose billions of dollars in funding in coming years.
-It would slice law enforcement grants to states from $2.8 billion to $1.5 billion. -It would cut 48 education programs totaling $4.3 billion, including $2.2 billion for high school programs, mostly state grants for vocational education. -The budget would cut $440 million in Safe and Drug-Free School grants. -The budget would cut $500 million in education technology state grants. -The budget would cut $225 million for the Even Start literacy program -The budget would cut $280 million for Upward Bound programs for inner-city youths. -$100 million in grants for land and water conservation would be cut. -The budget proposal would cut $94 million in grants for the Healthy Communities Access Program and phase out rural health grants. -The president would terminate the Community Food and Nutrition Program. -The President would cut a migrant and seasonal farm worker training program. -The President will renew his effort to cut a $143 million program for the removal of severely distressed housing.And, according to the New York Times:
President Bush's budget would more than double the co-payment charged to many veterans for prescription drugs and would require some to pay a new fee of $250 a year for the privilege of using government health care, administration officials said Sunday.Happy Monday, y'all!