The Obama administration’s proposed 2011 budget, currently under review by the House Appropriations Committee, calls for sweeping austerity measures for social programs and infrastructure.
Among the bill’s proposals are massive cuts to historic preservation funding including the elimination of the Save America’s Treasures and Preserve America programs. These cuts total $25 million dollars, with the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) receiving a mere $54.5 million in 2011, down from the already inadequate $79.5 million it received in 2010.
The White House is also proposing cuts to the National Park Service’s construction budget, which oversees the maintenance of historic structures within the parks, as well as reductions in battlefield preservation grants, Native American Graves Protection Act grants, and Heritage Area funds for the National Park Service.
Do you believe this nonsense?
We elected a little suck-up who worshipped Ronald Reagan and that is really starting to become evident.
I cannot believe the disregard Mr. Obama has shown for all but the corporations. After I get over that reality, I cannot believe the number of apologists that still exist for his repeated bowing to corporations.
We have a trillion dollar was in Iraq. Another in Afghanistan. But Barack Obama wants to target heating oil programs and national parks.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: