Representative Kelly’s Top 20 Ways to Cut Spending

Representative Kelly’s Top 20 List

  1.        “Stimulus Repeal”--  $45 billion in savings
  2.         IRS Direct Deposit:  Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget.  $1.8 billion over ten years.
  3.         Require the IRS to directly deposit fees received into U.S. Treasury.  $1.8 billion over 10 years
  4.         Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees--$1 billion in savings
  5.         Sell excess federal properties the government does not use-$15 billion over 10 years
  6.         Housing and Urban Development Ph.D. Program
  7.         Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs.  $900 million in savings
  8.         Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program.  $56.2 million annually
  9.         Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  $12.5 annually
  10. Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees $1.2 billion
  11. Presidential Campaign Fund $775 million annual savings.
  12. Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20%.  $600 million annual savings.
  13. Cut Federal Travel Budget in half.  $7.5 billion annual savings.
  14. Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding.  $47 million annual savings.
  15. Eliminate automatic pay increases for civilian federal workers for five years. 
  16. Cut the federal workforce by a total of 15% through attrition by allowing the hiring of only one new worker for every two workers who leave federal employment until the goal has been met.
  17. Eliminate Mohair subsidies.  $1 million annual savings.
  18. End the prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
  19. Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy.  $20 million annual savings.  (Federally subsidized think tank)
  20. John C. Stennis Center Subsidy.  $430,000 annual savings.