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Bush budget hides big cuts in spending past 2005

An unpublished 999-page White House document shows massive cuts in the federal budget beyond the upcoming fiscal year, The Washington Post reports.

According to the Office of Management and Budget, funding for dozens of programs would be cut or stagnant. By 2009, funding would be $50 billion below the 2004 level, adjusted for inflation, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said.

The cuts would start to appear in the fiscal year 2006 budget, the center said. Programs targeted include the National Institute of Health, Title I education, the Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and the low-income energy assistance program.

Get the Story:
Budget Envisions Long-Term Cuts (The Washington Post 2/6)
OMB Documents Not Made Widely Available Show Domestic Discretionary Programs to be Cut $50 Billion a Year by 2009 (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 2/5)

FY 2005 Budget Documents:
OMB | DOI | HHS | USDA | HUD | Education

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