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No bacon in the budget for Iowa delegates

Delegates from the top pork-producing state in the nation are without bacon at the DNC        

Fact check on Benghazi, budgets, and Obamacare

Claims from the stage of the 2016 Republican National Convention vs. the facts The post Fact check on Benghazi, budgets, and Obamacare appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Best Buys On A Budget

As someone who has been a professional shopper for decades, I can share this secret: Nothing thrills me more than finding a bargain. Yes, I have been privileged to review the runway shows for national magazines and to weigh in on which...Show More Summary

How Reparations for Slavery Could Save Our Country

I now support reparations for slavery, provided they take the following form: 1. We should budget about $4 trillion for reparations. While this seems like a colossal amount, it would only add about about 20 percent to our national debt. Show More Summary

Chicago’s Collapse Has Begun

History is full of cities and nations that refused to balance budgets, cut back on spending, and live within their means.

Americans Value National Parks, But Don’t Fund Them

A first of its kind shows that we think parks are worth $92 billion...but the budget is just $3 billion.

Post-Brexit UK Economy May Shrink Defense Budget - Joint Security Committee

Post-Brexit UK economy, which has been forecasted to decline, will lead to a shrinking defense budget, parliamentary Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy said in its report Sunday.

Arizona cuts aid to the poor (worst in the nation) while funding Koch Brothers think tanks

So the peckerwoods at the Arizona legislature did what they said they were going to do last year when the state budget was in shambles: On Friday, Arizona became the most stringent state in the nation for aid to poor families raising...Show More Summary

Tuesday Links: The High Cost of the Star-Spangled Banner

3 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

The U.S. military’s marching band budget is almost three times as large as the annual sum being allocated to the National Endowment for the Arts. That’s $437 million dollars going to renditions of the Star-Spangled Banner and an Air Force rock band called Max Impact. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Russia to exhaust Reserve Fund in 2017 - Finance Ministry proposal

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will exhaust its Reserve Fund next year and also spend 783 billion rubles ($12.2 billion) from the National Wealth Fund to cover the budget deficit, according to a proposal submitted by the Finance Ministry for consideration by the government. Show More Summary

John Hood's "cheerleading" glosses over uncounted suffering

4 weeks 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.

last monthHumor / 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

last monthNews : 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

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