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Labour Councillor: Patriotic, £4 Flags Are Too Expensive Because 'Budgets Are Stretched'

A Labour councillor has expressed his concerns about schoolchildren singing the national anthem and raising the Union Flag because of the "cost" of the proposed moves. A Conservative councillor in Bolton, Mudasir Dean, proposed the moves in order to encourage patriotism. Show More Summary

MSNBC’s Bernstein (Purposely?) Confuses Budget Deficit with National Debt

MSNBC contributor Jared Bernstein pulled off a deft sleight-of-hand on Tuesday’s PoliticsNation. It started after host Al Sharpton played a clip of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) calling for fiscal responsibility: “If Washington is seriousShow More Summary

NJ Economy Stalls as State Fails to Make Revenue Goals Again in March

Less than a week after credit rating company Standard & Poor's lowered New Jersey's credit rating to A+, the third lowest in the nation, New Jersey failed to deliver the revenue needed to keep the budget afloat in March, falling seven percent below the predicted rate proposed by Governor Chris Christie. Show More Summary

Money Minute: Budget Deficit Shrinks; Obamacare Costs Less

The nation's budget deficit could fall to less than half of what it was just a few years ago. The Congressional Budget Office has revised its deficit estimate, mostly because military spending will be less than previously thought. It now projects the deficit will narrow to $492 billion this year. Show More Summary

Springdale: Set Adrift on Budget Bliss at the Driftwood Lodge at Zion National Park

Serene mountain views and the rush of a Virgin River at Driftwood Lodge; a HotelChatter Review When visiting Zion National Park, many choose to experience this majestic slice of the Great Outdoors, well, outdoors. There are three campgrounds to choose from and, during the height of the summer, reservations are typically a must. Show More Summary

Sen. Coburn: Replace National Technology Information Service with Google and Save Millions

last weekNews : Reason

The National Technology Information Service (NTIS) will sell you a paper copy of the federal government's budget for a hefty $215 fee. Or you can just find a digital copy online for free. This is ridiculous, notes a bipartisan group of lawmakers who want to eliminate the service. Show More Summary

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U.S. Budget Deficit Falls to $37 Billion in March

J. Scott Applewhite/AP By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government's budget deficit shrank to just $37 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month last year, the latest sign of improvement in the nation's finances. Show More Summary

Coalition of 114 education groups: Ryan 2015 budget would ‘devastate’ schools

The 2015 budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan’s House Budget Committee would “devastate funding for education and make college less affordable,” a  coalition of  114 national education associations and institutions charged in an open letter sent to the panel. The Ryan budget would, according to this story by my Post colleague, Ed O’Keefe, cut more than […]

YNAB Makes It Easy To Make A Budget And Stick To It

It’s quite embarrassing, but my checking account resembles more a debt-burdened Southern European nation than it does an actual grown-up, taxpaying adult. I’m old enough to know better, but it’s just so hard to make a budget and stick to it. Show More Summary

Jonah Goldberg – There’s Almost No Evidence Obama Wants Compromise with the GOP

Yesterday on FOX News, Jonah Goldberg of National Review pointed out that Obama has no political interest in working with Republicans on a budget. Obama has reduced the issue to elementary school taunts by calling the House Republican budget a

The Republican Budget Casts a Dark Shadow Over the American Dream

The reckless Republican budget casts a dark shadow over the American Dream. By gutting vital investments in our future, it is a direct attack on job creation and a recipe for our nation's economic decline. It provides perverse tax incentives to ship American jobs overseas while shortchanging investments in jobs here at home. Show More Summary

Fournier: Obama’s Attack on GOP’s Budget Not ‘Going to Help’ Reach Independents

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Appearing on CNN on Thursday, National Journal editorial director Ron Fournier was asked for his insights into what President Barack Obama’s attack on the House GOP’s budget proposal meant for the president’s party’s political prospects...

NWTF Montana Pledges $17,000 to Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. in 2014

National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) chapters in Montana budgeted more than $17,000 to further the new Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative within the state in 2014. The NWTF’s Montana State Chapter board of directors reviewed and allocated...

DARPA's New Biotech Division Wants To Create A Transhuman Future

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Pentagon's advanced research wing has announced its latest budget — and whoa, does DARPA ever have some ambitious plans for the future. Their new Biotech unit will be harnessing biology for national security, and dealing with everything from stopping plagues to building synthetic soldiers. Read more...

The Ryan budget's Republican vision for America: Less

Paul Ryan wants less for America. His budget makes it crystal clear: Ryan's vision for the nation is entirely in the negative, full of services he wants to take away. For all his talk of opportunity and growth, Ryan's vision boils down to a series of red bars on a graph representing hunger and lack of health care for millions of Americans. Show More Summary

New Paul Ryan Budget Proposal Would Cut $5 Trillion in Spending Over a Decade

Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has a reputation for being a fiscal conservative. His new budget proposal serves as further evidence of his dedication to responsibility with our nation’s finances. Russell Berman and Bernie Becker of The Hill reported yesterday…

Indigenous Research at the College of the Bahamas

As a follow-up to her post about “the absurdity of cutting the budget for the College of The Bahamas”, Blogworld says: Not only is the College the national tertiary level institution, but it’s the only indigenous public institution that is engaged in any form of ongoing Bahamian research. Written by...

New York's Dumb State Budget

In writing the state budget, New York legislators totally capitulated to the billionaire-funded charter industry. Of course, they were egged on by Governor Cuomo, who now sees himself as a national leader of the school privatization movement. Show More Summary

Ryan budget aims to cut $5.1 trillion, reach balance in 10 years

Washington (CNN) - Republican House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled a budget plan Wednesday that would achieve some key conservative goals – balancing the federal budget in a decade while starting to contain the national debt – while also rekindling some old controversies by changing Medicare, repealing Obamacare and significantly cutting social programs like food […]

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