Everyone hates paying taxes, but most people want to enjoy the benefits of them. If you could take an axe or a scalpel to the Federal budget what would you remove. What's unnecessary that really bugs you?
I'll start with one that I disagree with myself about. The National Endowment for the Arts could be removed. It's a really small percentage of the government and I truly believe that the arts serve an important part of our educational/cultural identitiy and without the arts we would stagnate and suffocate. Nontheless, I'd be willing to get rid of the NEA and fold the useful parts into another institution or even transfer all its responsibilities to state and private hands. Reason being, the community centers, outreach, and talent is better seen and understood from close in. More, the NEA in my mind should not support those who've "made it," but be a cultivating force for new ideas and new artists (then again, I do think that funding things like the Smithsonian, Brooklyn Museum of Art, etc. are hugely important, but I'm nto certain the NEA does that although they do support tours that make it to those venues).
So, though it would pain me I could see the NEA getting the axe.