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John Hood's "cheerleading" glosses over uncounted suffering

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Lost somewhere between fluff and nonsense: The General Assembly’s latest contribution to that effort, a 2016-17 state budget, will continue to make North Carolina a national leader in conservative reform. It cuts taxes for virtuallyShow More Summary

Why the U.S. Spends More on War Than It Does on Diplomacy

President Barack Obama has long insisted that force alone can’t resolve America’s toughest challenges abroad. But if budgets are a window into a nation’s priorities, the U.S. values its soldiers far more than its diplomats. For fiscal 2016, the Pentagon has had nearly $600 billion at its disposal. Show More Summary

Budget watchdog group slams both Clinton and Trump for not being serious about the national debt

A scathing new report by a budget watchdog group warns that neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Rodham Clinton, the presumptive Republican and Democratic presidential nominees, is serious about addressing the long-term debt now on target...Show More Summary

Someone made a guide so you can take photos of fireworks that won't embarrass America.

2 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Fireworks: they're literally part of our national anthem (technically it's "bombs," but that's hard on a town budget), but they're damn difficult to photograph. Everything's dark one second and bright the next, and it's all moving. All you end up with is blurry nonsense and regret that you didn't just watch the fireworks. Show More Summary

Study: Trump budget, tax plans add at least $10T to debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Washington study says Donald Trump's tax and budget plans would make the national debt skyrocket by $10 trillion or more over the coming decade, mostly because of his ambitious and expensive tax cuts. By contrast,...Show More Summary

Candidates for an irresponsible federal budget

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, appeared on Face the Nation on Sunday to preview her group’s report. Essentially she warns neither candidate is serious about the debt, but Donald Trump is a whole lot worse. He would add a total of $20T more in debt over the next ten years: […]

The Latest: Study says Trump plan would swell national debt

A new study says Donald Trump's tax and budget plans would make the national debt skyrocket by $10 trillion or more over the coming decade, mostly because of expensive tax cuts. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget also says...Show More Summary

Essential Politics: Budget, Brexit, ballot

Pick any scale you like – state, national, global – and a good argument can be made that this is going to be a fascinating week to watch the intersection of policy and politics in California. Good morning from the state capital, I’m Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers. While we could easily begin...

Donald Trump Would Push Debt To Highest Level In U.S. History, Report Says

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Donald Trump’s policy agenda would quickly push the national debt to its highest level in history, according to a new report. The analysis, which the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget published Sunday evening, represents...Show More Summary

America’s national priorities: Police thuggery, broken schools, and the 'wages of whiteness'

A budget is a statement of priorities and values. In a political community, a budget also prioritizes the interests of some individuals and groups over those of others. For example, the city of Chicago has spent more than $ 500 million since 2014 in literal blood money for the victims of police brutality. Show More Summary

The Macro View - Budget, Election And Health News Relevant To E-Health And Health In General.

June 16 EditionThe big discussion of the week has been trying to figure out which of the major parties can do the better job balancing our national budget. Hard to say who is winning.I also note concerns on economic growth, the changes to superannuation as well as continuing cuts in other areas. Show More Summary

NDAA Makes Closing Gitmo Detention Facility ‘Functionally Impossible’

The 2017 US military budget passed quickly through the Senate partly due to the recent shooting in Orlando. The House’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) allows for US citizens to be detained without due process, and both the Senate and the House’s version seek to block the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

Constructive Feedback University: KEEP THE NATIONAL FOCUS AWAY FROM THE MACHINATIONS OF THE 'MISSION ACCOMPLISHED ZONES': Governing Baltimore After Freddy Gray: In The Face Of A Revenue Shortfall Fund CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS At The Expense Of Libraries, Buid

Baltimore Sun: With The Mayor And City Council At Odds - Baltimore Faces The Threat Of A Budget ShutdownFORESHADOWING: EVEN WITH NO REPUBLICAN ENEMIES IN THE FUTURE TO SPEAK OF - YOU WILL STILL NOT RECEIVE 'SOCIAL JUSTICE' THROUGH THE GOVERNMENT. Show More Summary

Moldova Plans to Increase 2016 Military Spending by 25%

Moldova's defense spending for 2016 may be increased for 25.4 percent, reaching almost $30 million, according to the draft of the national budget.

David Stockman Warns "A Milestone For Hillary Will Be A Millstone For The Nation"

David Stockman, former director of the Office of Management and Budget, discusses what’s at stake for the United States in the battle for the White House between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton... "we just can't handle four more years of Hillbama... Show More Summary

Assange Says 80% of US National Security Agency Budget Privatized

Addressing International Media Forum "New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream", Julian Assange said that about 80 percent of the US National Security Agency budget is privatized. He also said that Google is engaged with the US White House and Hillary Clinton's elections campaign. Google has power to control information flow, he added.

Abandonment of Russian Rocket Engines May Ground Pentagon’s Space Plans

The Pentagon is becoming more and more vocal in its warning about national security and budget risks that may result from ending the use of Russian-made RD-180 rocket engines, an article in The Wall Street Journal read.

China to Become 2nd Largest Contributor to UN Peacekeeping Budget

China is set to be the second-largest country to share United Nations' peacekeeping costs from 2016 to 2018, just behind the United States, accounting for 10.2 percent of the total.

FEATURE: Keep Community Radio – 4zzz Brisbane

  Today is the National Day of Action to oppose the proposed budget cuts to community radio across Australia. We think these cuts are a load of bullshit. Not just cause community radio is so... The post FEATURE: Keep Community Radio – 4zzz Brisbane appeared first on Who The Hell.

North Dakota Falls In Fiscal Health Rankings, But Still Comes In At Fourth In Nation

Image courtesy of the Mercatus Center The outlook on North Dakota’s budget situation is a headline issue in the state right now. Obviously people are worried about how spending reductions will impact their jobs and lives. And, politically...Show More Summary

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