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Such Short Memories: The Worst President Since World War II? Uh, Guess Again!

Reblogged from When George W. Bush was inaugurated president of the United States on January 20, 2001, the unemployment rate stood at 2.4 percent. By the time Dubya completed his second term in office on January 19, 2009, the

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Posted in Budget-Federal, Debt-Deficit, Economy, Ethics, GOP, JOBS!, Speculation, Spending

The Mythical Budget Deficit

— by Rich Dunn, NV Rural Democratic Caucus, 2nd Vice Chair On Monday the treasury budget for December was released, and guess what. The federal government ran a surplus of $53.20 billion. Yes, I said surplus. It got little attention because

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22 Congressmen Demand Keeping Sequestration Budget Cuts That Leave Kids Out Of Classrooms And The Elderly Out Of Food

— by Bryce Covert Three Republican Representatives, Mick Mulvaney (SC), Jim Jordan (OH), and Steve Scalise (LA), sent a letter on Thursday to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) advocating to keep spending in any

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Posted in Budget-Federal, CHIP / SCHIP, Debt-Deficit, Loopholes, Medicaid, Sequester, SNAP, Social Safety Net, Spending

Boehner: The Nation Will Be On ‘The Path’ To Default If Obama Doesn’t Accept GOP Demands

— BY IGOR VOLSKY ON OCTOBER 6, 2013 House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said the nation would default on its debt later this month if President Obama does not agree to GOP’s demands to cut spending and change parts of the Affordable Care

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Posted in Debt Ceiling, Debt-Deficit, Economic Default, GOP, Govt Shutdown, Obstructionism

Two Critics Of Government Spending Are Forcing The Army To Build Tanks It Doesn’t Want

By Annie-Rose Strasser on Apr 29, 2013 at 11:45 am Credit: U.S. Army Congress is forcing the Army to spend nearly half a billion dollars building tanks that Army officials insist they don’t want, with money they say could be

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Posted in Appropriations, Budget-Federal, Debt-Deficit, Defense Budget, Spending
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