So who said pre-election budgets were for handouts? Very shortly after her treasurer released a remarkably austere budget, with bad news on the surplus front to boot, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard awoke to a robust 8-pointShow More Summary
Are Tony Abbott's basic economic errors a deliberate distraction from his conservative economic vision? Why aren't the Greens pushing for a broader tax base? Ian McAuley unpacks the Budget replies
Neither the ALP nor the Coalition are giving the voter who cares about social fairness — not just jobs and money — much to go on. Eva Cox on Tony Abbott's Budget reply
Budget impact, new Google features, iTunes alternatives and chocolate milk were drawing in the crowds. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from Lifehacker Australia last week: More »
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says President Barack Obama’s 2014 budget would add $5.2 trillion in deficits over the next ten years and contains nearly $1 trillion in new taxes. The Obama budget, which was delivered two months...Show More Summary
Henry Ergas says Labor’s promise to return the Budget to surplus is three years is
I am surprised. A Budget like that gives Julia Gillard a boost - or was it her tears? The…
This new paper just appeared on the Nature Geoscience journal website. I’m expecting a guest essay from Nic Lews at any moment which I’ll post. Energy budget constraints on climate response Alexander Otto, Friederike E. L. Otto, Olivier Boucher, John … Continue reading ?
It turns out that President Obama’s Office of Management and Budget is no more trustworthy than the rest of his administration. His budget, unsurprisingly to conservatives, is not “balanced” and does not deliver on its promise to cut $1.8 trillion … Continue reading ?
Vendors seek to profit from China’s security budget BEIJING: Mannequins in riot gear, armoured cars and drones line a police equipment and “anti-terrorism technology” trade fair in Beijing as vendors seek to profit from China’s huge internal security budget. The country is estimated to have more than 180,000 protests each year and the [...]
If you’re ever looking for The Beauty Bug, chances are you’ll find Her at the nearest CVS, Walgreens or Wholefoods combing the beauty and skincare aisles for the latest and greatest. They don’t call Her the queen bee of the ExtraBucks for nothing. Here are Her latest favorite finds: Pacifica Color Quench Lip Tint – [...]
Retooling the traditional public library for a more technically savvy populace is no small feat, especially when library budgets across the U.S. have been gutted these past few years. That sad state of events has forced some libraries to take matters into their own hands. Show More Summary
Quantitative Easing is the term given to the Federal Reserve's policy of printing 1,000 billion new dollars annually in order to finance the US budget deficit by purchasing US Treasury bonds and to keep the prices high of debt-related derivatives on the "banks too big to fail" (BTBF) balance sheets by purchasing mortgage-backed derivatives. Show More Summary
As Republicans and Democrats in Texas House and Senate hash out the details of the state’s 2014-15 budget, one issue they are not arguing about is support for mental health.
Gov. Rick Snyder Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, like his counterpart in Florida, Rick Scott, wants Medicaid expansion for his state. For these Republican governors, whose primary job is to create a balanced budget for the state, the Medicaid money available under Obamcare is a gift. Show More Summary
Good news for Labor. A Budget that should have utterly destroyed its credibility actually leaves it no worse off: WAYNE Swan’s decision…
An analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office shows that President Obama's 2014 budget proposal would reduce borrowing by $1.1 trillion by 2023 thorough increasing taxes by nearly the same amount.
The budget proposal for FY2014 would give Moniz a solid start in advancing the low-carbon economy, by increasing funding for renewable energy, advanced vehicle research and development, and energy efficiency programs.
As a concession to Republican members of Congress who want to see meaningful entitlement reform President Barack Obama included in his budget the so-called Chained CPI, a cumbersome economic fix that will lead to thousands of dollars lost to Social Security beneficiaries. Show More Summary