Definitely another area that should be cut and the money left with taxpayers themselves! One reason we're broke is the monolithic boondoggle that has been created in the name of Homeland Security! Billions of dollars are being blown on repressive agencies and harassment of everyday American citizens! The constant drain of local and state money going to the federal government is allowing Washington to exercise illegal control over the states and their policies that are constitutionally guaranteed to the states! People must realize every time they wish for some new law that 99.9% of the time, the enforcement of that law , in some way shrinks the freedoms of average law abiding citizens.Please contact your state politicians and encourage them to fight for every facet of states rights as put forth in the US Constitution!