Nightmare! What The UK's New Austerity Budget Would Look Like In The U.S.

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The UK has announced its public spending cuts for the year 2010, and they take aim at a bloated budget and rising deficit.

The cuts target a broad range of government activities, including child services and ministerial benefits.

We’ve taken those cuts and applied them to the U.S. government budget in a nightmare scenario of what U.S. austerity cuts would look like.

A $596 million cut in U.S. department of education spending.

UK Cut: A 1.2% cut to UK Department of Education spending.

This includes a 10,000 person cut in spots in UK universities for incoming students.

Source: The Guardian and their spending cuts spreadsheet

Cuts to U.S. Department of Transportation spending of $4 billion.

UK Cut: A 5.1% cut to the UK Department for Transport's spending.

Source: The Guardian and their spending cuts spreadsheet

Cuts to the Department of the Interior's spending of $42 million.

UK Cut: Reduction in Home Office spending of 3.5%.

Source: The Guardian and their spending cuts spreadsheet

A $473 million cut to the Department of Justice's funding.

UK Cut: Cuts to the Ministry of Justice's spending of 3.4%.

Source: The Guardian and their spending cuts spreadsheet

A $1.42 billion cut to State Department spending.

UK Cut: Cuts to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of 2.5%.

Source: The Guardian and their spending cuts spreadsheet

Cuts worth $767 million to the Department of Energy.

UK Cut: Cuts to the Department of Energy and Climate Change of 2.7%.

Source: The Guardian and their spending cuts spreadsheet

Cuts to the EPA worth $560 million.

UK Cut: Cuts to the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs of 5.6%.

Source: The Guardian and their spending cuts spreadsheet

Cuts to the U.S. Department of labour worth $798 million.

UK Cut: Cuts to the Department of Work and Pensions of 5.7%.

Source: The Guardian and their spending cuts spreadsheet

A $543 million cut to the Department of the Treasury.

UK Cut: Cuts to the Chancellor's departments of 3.9%.

Source: The Guardian and their spending cuts spreadsheet

Cuts to executive branch spending worth 3.3% of the Obama administration's budget.

UK Cut: Cuts to the Cabinet Office of 3.3%.

Source: The Guardian and their spending cuts spreadsheet

A $99 billion cut to the overall U.S. government budget.

UK Cut: A 2.6% cut in overall government spending.

Source: The Guardian and their spending cuts spreadsheet

Think the UK budget cuts are a nightmare, check out what the U.S. would look like under the Spanish austerity plan.

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