Analysis Shows Romney Plan Would Cut Firefighters, Police, And Teachers
Romney’s plan would cut $10 billion a year that goes to these services, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
It isn’t easy to calculate this, for two reasons. First, Romney’s plan doesn’t specify cuts. And second, of all the federal cash that does go to programs that pay first responders and teachers, you can’t be certain how much goes directly into their pockets.
But CBPP analyst Richard Kogan took a stab at trying to figure it out. Kogan estimates, a total of around $40 billion per year goes to the aforementioned federal programs funding those jobs. If you apply that 29 percent cut the Romney plan necessitates, evenly across the board, Kogan calculates, that comes to nearly $12 billion in cuts to those programs.
How many jobs are we talking about? Unknown.