President Obama’s 2012 proposal lists more than 200 programs that he wants to cancel or cut, for billions in savings.

Piggy_BankNEW YORK – The funding grants nobody wants. The “mobile” policing unit that doesn’t get around much. How about the big fancy telescope that has been mismanaged?

President Obama’s 2012 proposal lists more than 200 programs that he wants to cancel or cut, for billions in savings.

And it offers a bewildering tour of government projects that don’t work, are hopelessly outdated or downright wacky.

There’s the $10 million Department of Agriculture program — named after former Sens. McGovern and Dole — that funds the study of micronutrients. Obama wants it eliminated because only one person applied for a grant last year.

Obama also wants to eliminate a mobile drug investigation team the government found to be “not mobile.” It’s supposed to help local cops in rural areas but instead is being “operated primarily in metropolitan areas near DEA offices.” That would save $31 million.

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Source: Charles Riley | CNNMoney.com