These government-starving cuts represent almost .5% of next year's budget, and Democrats in Congress are hopping mad that Obama wants to destroy their beloved private lending companies, subsidized corn-growers, and useless, unneeded helicopters.
And Rep. Maurice D. Hinchey (D-N.Y.) vowed to force the White House to accept delivery of a new presidential helicopter Obama says he doesn't need and doesn't want. The helicopter program, which cost $835 million this year, supports 800 jobs in Hinchey's district. "I do think there's a good chance we can save it," he said.
Keep fighting the good fight, Hinchey! We'll ride that helicopter to the promised land, or we'll just buzz Ground Zero for a while for kicks maybe.