If the program is not for the common defense of our country then all of them should be canceled. If you want it have your state make and pay for such programs... make it so! Many of these programs harken back in my book to taxation without representation. My state pays taxes for state’s like NY welfare programs then they expect a tax break on income that is greater then what my state allows. I am now glad they took that tax break away... now we pay the same fed tax... all these years they were getting away with it ... yes there cost of living is higher then mine BUT they also have a more costly city to live in because the city is subsidizing things like mass transit which has never made a profit or broken even EVER anywhere and always cost taxpayers, cities,counties and states money they don’t have. So yes your taxes are going to be higher. Wake up ! If the democrats have their way you on average will be paying $60.00 more in taxes a week when they get into office! Shame on them and you for letting this go on all theses years. Democrats are just like Direct tv ... crooks and you all know it!