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State budget: In the Jan. 12 California section, a column about Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal referred to Joe Nation as a former Republican assemblyman. Nation is a former Democratic assemblyman. Baseball Hall of Fame: In the Jan. 18 Sports section, an article about Baseball Hall of Fame candidates...

Will Trump Continue the Bush-Obama Legacy?

By Ron Paul This week, Congress passed a budget calling for increasing federal spending and adding $1.7 trillion to the national debt over the next ten years. Most so-called “fiscal conservatives” voted for this big-spending budget because it allows Congress … Continue reading ?

Ron Paul Asks "Will Trump Continue The Bush-Obama 'Big Spending' Legacy?"

Submitted by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, This week, Congress passed a budget calling for increasing federal spending and adding $1.7 trillion to the national debt over the next ten years. Most so-called...Show More Summary

Deficits Matter Again at the AP, and to Paul Krugman

There are predictable signs that after eight years of giving the problem inadequate attention and occasional ridicule, the business press has decided that federal budget deficits and the national debt are going to start to matter again. Show More Summary

Fairfax superintendent proposes teacher pay raises in $2.8 billion budget

The budget proposal for one of the nation’s largest school districts includes more than $92 million to raise employee salaries.

IMF lending conditions curb healthcare investment in West Africa, study finds

(University of Cambridge) Research shows budget reduction targets and public sector caps, insisted on by the IMF as loan conditions, result in reduced health spending and medical 'brain drain' in developing West African nations.

Freedom Caucus Willing to Explode National Debt

“Some of the most conservative members of Congress say they are ready to vote for a budget that would — at least on paper — balloon the deficit to more than $1 trillion by the end of the decade, all [...]

Republicans tee up Obamacare dismantling process

The House and the Senate have their first moves toward dismantling Obamacare—and much of the nation's healthcare system—including a Senate vote Wednesday moving forward on the budget resolution. So Obamacare repeal using the complicated...Show More Summary

How Russia's most advanced military equipment stacks up against NATO hardware

In 2016, Russia cut its defense budget for the first time in decades, but the nation's military spending is proportionally higher than most NATO allies. We compared Russia's equipment to NATO's to see how they stack up. Follow BI Video: On Twitter Join the conversation about this story »

The Parliamentary Tactic That Could Obliterate Obamacare

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Republicans hope to repeal much of the Affordable Care Act through budget reconciliation, an expedited process that has produced some of the nation’s most important laws.

The Republican Party’s Corruption Will Bring Them Down—Again

There’s nothing more consistent in national politics than the clockwork-like inconsistency of Republican budget deficit alarmism: They scream about the deficit when a Democrat occupies the White House, and go quiet when a Republican does. Show More Summary

2016 In Solar – Solar Goes To The Streets

Add big, cost-effective batteries, sell storage services to the wholesale power markets, pay for the upfront costs with state and local budgets, and give taxpayers the profits. From National Geographic via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";

Here's how much each EU nation puts in and takes out of the EU budget

LONDON — One of the biggest political stories of 2016 has been Brexit and much of the debate both before and after June's vote to leave the European Union has focused around whether Britain will be financially better or worse off after...Show More Summary

Even as Global Trade Dropped, U.S. Arms Sales Boomed in 2015

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Nadia Prupis / Common Dreams As other nations tighten budgets for weapons amid domestic financial concerns, the U.S. managed to sell $40 billion worth of arms in one year.

Congress' budget patch averts national farm loan crisis

U.S. farmers drained all available government agricultural loan money this past fiscal year to get through one of the worst agricultural downturns in recent years, but because of an unusual provision passed this month by Congress, no one who qualifies for a farm loan will be denied in the next...

Under Cover of Christmas, Obama Establishes Controversial Anti-Propaganda Agency

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Lauren McCauley / Common Dreams U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday signed the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law—and buried within the $619 billion military budget is a controversial provision that establishes a national anti-propaganda center that critics warn could be dangerous for press freedoms.

Experts warn of a coming fiscal crisis as Trump prepares to take charge

With the Republicans' new national agenda in a state of flux just a month before President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office, some budget and tax analysts are warning of a dimming fiscal picture that could drive up the national debt to even more troubling levels. Show More Summary

Illinois Saw Biggest Population Dip In The Nation; Critics Blame Budget Stalemate

"If you don't know what your tax burden looks like, what regulatory changes are in store... it fuels economic uncertainty." [ more › ]

NBN Drags Down Australia's Net Worth By $8.8 Billion

The Federal Government has been dumping a ton of money into the National Broadband Network (NBN) but this investment has brought down the country's net worth by $8.8 billion, according to the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO). More »      

A non-partisan way forward on D.C. voting rights

In a recent opinion piece here, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) argued that District voters should not “get sidetracked by bewilderment and disappointment in the national election” in seeking full budget authority and voting rights. Yet, Norton argued these are achievable exclusively through D.C. becoming the 51st state. This sentiment is politically understandable in […]

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