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One Maine City's Stand against Cutting Funding at Homeless Shelters
Portland, Maine, is becoming a battleground for two visions of how the government ... legislative approval. One such measure appears to be an audit of how Portland administers general assistance. The ... read more
Deficits matter, when the other guys are responsible
If you're a normal person who pays attention to politics, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Washington can't decide whether deficits are bad or not. Well, I have one easy trick that will help you ma... read more
‘Data + Use = Value’ is the motto for new USASpending.gov
“The revamped site and Data Lab provide greater insights, accountability and oversight into $3.98 trillion of government spending last ... to have but a good one to have because it forces you to go ba... read more
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Spending bill stuffed with earmarks
President Obama on Monday vowed to reel in wasteful Washington spending and blasted deceptive “accounting tricks ... government working with a temporary omnibus spending bill that expires March 6. Com... read more
Politicians Are Selective About When Debt and Deficits Matter
Well, I have one easy trick that will help you make sense of it all ... conservatives believe that the people themselves are better at spending their money than the government is. Cutting taxes and re... read more
Is a government shutdown the solution?
It’s enough to make some lawmakers want to swallow a Tide pod. DACA may be the thorniest burr in the congressional saddle now. But the most pressing issue is simple math: the vote count to avoid a gov... read more
“More” Or “Less”? Is that a Trick Question?
On Tuesday, Jeff Sessions, ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, asked acting OMB Director Jeffrey Zients a simple ... people don’t find it out. So, in case you were wondering: President ... read more
THE PLOT TO IMPOSE A NATIONAL SALES TAX OR A VALUE ADDED TAX
Furthermore, the balanced budget amendment does nothing to control federal spending; and transforms our Constitution from one of limited ... added tax levied by the government of the United States sha... read more
“Extreme” doesn’t mean what it used to, Sanders vs the CEA
Score one for Sanders (and Jeb, etc) against the critics. Delong also highlights some of the channels by which a programme of increased government spending ... people who study these things think usef... read more
Penang’s transport masterplan that awaits answers
For example, ex-MBSP councillor Joshua Woo said that a projected population density of 21,636 people per square km in the three ... The Penang state government approved the spending of over RM300 mill... read more