Interest rates ain’t a’gonna go up significantly anytime soon. It blows up the budget. (Of course if they do, or have to, then things get REALY interesting.)
“Liberal” or “conservative” or something else we can all probably agree that getting a better handle on Pentagon spending is a good thing. Lots of money pours into that building. Lots of taxpayer money.
Call it the “Right” if you want but anyone who believes the power of government is too great, anyone who thinks that government is too big, should be furious. That there are too many on the “Right” who don’t believe these things are a big part of the problem.
I certainly wouldn’t cry many tears if the Department of Homeland Security was actually shut down. (We unfortunately are not looking at a real shutdown – “shutdowns” never are.) In fact I think many Americans would be pretty darn happy if the DHS just faded away into the mist of American mistakes.
Like Dan Rather.
It seems that having a budget is fashionable again in Washington. Here is a breakdown of what the president wants to spend your money on.
I think the circle should just be much much smaller.
I’ll say that “misleading” is too kind. The word “lie” is probably more apt. But it is an official lie so many people, even in 2015, after all we’ve gone through as a country, still buy the lie.
Fewer do than in the past but still too many.
Made in Ohio. Hey, Speaker Boehner is from there!
And the military is plenty happy to spend money. It’s like you handing your teenage son the Visa card, telling him to spend what he wants (which he of course does) and then absolutely insisting that said son needs a Ferrari, even though he swears he doesn’t want one.
“(The Tea Party) ought to go after every incumbent Republican who voted for this abomination.”
And why does this tax even exist? Revenue?
No, it’s because when Obamacare was being put together by the White House, Congress, the drug companies, and the insurance companies, the medical device industry refused to go along. As such they were punished.
Watch the “net interest” percentage going forward as interest rates rise. That’s going to put a cramp in our lifestyle.
And he does it with a sense of humor.
Money for public/private partnerships will be cut she says. Public/private partnerships are the PC term for crony capitalism. She should have said that there will be less money for rich politically connected guys to get money from the taxpayer who’s taxes just went up. But that doesn’t sound as good.
The Senate budget rewards big time friends with gifts from the taxpayer. As Tim Carney at The Examiner explains, it is in many respects a vehicle for legal graft, and many companies are on board.