budget

  1. J

    The "fairtax" (H.R. 25), vs the Fair Share Balanced Budget Amendment

    . While the ringleaders of the “fairtax” claim the IRS will be closed down, the fairtax is intentionally designed to create two new tax collecting agencies, the “Excise Tax Bureau” and a “Sales Tax Bureau”, not to mention it keeps the “Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms” open for business...
  2. guy39

    Federal Budget Surplus for April Largest on Record

    read more @ https://www.wsj.com/articles/treasury-federal-budget-surplus-for-april-largest-on-record-driven-by-tax-deposits-1525976157
  3. J

    Heads I win, tails you lose: the Republicans phony balanced budget amendment fails

    . Well, the Republican drafted balanced budget amendment was defeated in the House on Thursday, 4/12/18. But what is interesting is, even if the Amendment were adopted into our Constitution, Congress would still not be required to balance the Budget on an annual basis! Our Republican swamp...
  4. RNG

    The new US budget

    This post, amazingly enough is almost going to be complementary to the Republican President. It appears what he asked for in the budget wasn't quite as bad as what Congress gave you. Here is a chart showing his proposals and what happened. The full story is linked below. The light blue...
  5. RNG

    A new balanced budget amendment.

    Several commentators have brought up the hypocrisy of the GOP Congress to be advocating a balanced budget amendment when they just passed a $1.5 tax cut with $1.3 T expenditures, and those are exempted from the PAYGO regs. One example. Just bend over and think of the flag.
  6. H

    No budget but they agree on FISA

    So that we can't say anything really bad about the swamp members. Osama, dirty bomb, dumb NSA turds reading
  7. RNG

    House passes its version of budget bill.

    But it was closer than I thought it would be. Budget narrowly passes House, a key step in tax reform - CNNPolitics
  8. G

    The Seante passed the 2018 budget

    tonight...yes an actual budget and not just another continuing resolution. Things are looking up. I think tomorrow they will start a discussion on tax reform.
  9. tristanrobin

    It's Not Puerto Rico That Is Screwing Up Our Budget

    Trump's Exorbitant Travel Costs Could Pay to Send Puerto Rico 128 Cargo Ships With Aid Donald Trump complained to Puerto Rican hurricane victims this week that their suffering is throwing his budget "out of whack," but for the same cost as the first family's exorbitant travel, the government...
  10. RNG

    White House denies 'egregious' budget accounting error

    This has been a big story on the BBC two days running, but I have seen no coverage on US media, or surprisingly on DTT. This one shouldn't be so quiet. White House denies 'egregious' budget accounting error - BBC News
  11. Clara007

    Trump's Budget 2018

    Tomorrow is the big day: BUDGET DAY. So let's look at the cuts (or should I say slashes?). To pay for an increase in defense spending, a down payment on the border wall and school voucher programs, among other things, funding was cut from the discretionary budgets of other executive...
  12. imaginethat

    Trump's budget: the dream of a paranoid strongman and a vicious Scrooge

    The art of the deal in play e.g. I'll give ya $20 for that $100 coat, señor, that and his paranoia, the paranoia he stirs in his kin. Trump's budget: the dream of a paranoid strongman and a vicious Scrooge Donald Trump isn’t a details guy, which is why his skinny budget is skinnier than...
  13. RNG

    Trump's budget proposal

    Trump lays out hike in military spending I guess the envelope mix up at the Academy Awards was more newsworthy so this didn't get that much coverage here but this is the top headline on the BBC site this morning. Trump lays out hike in military spending - BBC News The CNN email about...
  14. Sabcat

    Minneapolis budget that includes levy increase of 5.5 percent

    Council approves 2017 Minneapolis budget that includes levy increase of 5.5 percent | Star Tribune Now we already pay high property tax and I don't generally complain about that as except for the potholes our city is kept relatively clean, or cops have only murdered a few people this year...
  15. imaginethat

    Balance the Budget

    Here's a plan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjjPlEW9bRM
  16. skews13

    The Paul "Ayn Rand" Ryan Budget For The 1%

    While the media is focused on the horserace that will help determine politics for the next eight years, they’re pretty much ignoring the fact that Washington is still in business and Republicans are busy being Republicans, which is to say that the rich will be getting richer while everyone else...
  17. excalibur

    Deportation Budget Grows 25 Percent While Deportations Plummet

    Exclusive Chart: Deportation Budget Grows 25 Percent While Deportations Plummet - Breitbart 
  18. LongWinded

    Republicans Demonize Disabled Social Security Recipients in Latest Budget

    Republicans Demonize Disabled Social Security Recipients in Latest Budget | Alternet This is the heart of the base of the teabaggers; remember when Dick Armery got those bus loads of teabaggers to go to places? They were on SSDI or SSI or VA Disability. The republicans are destroying that...
  19. skews13

    Freedom Caucus Throws Tantrum Over Budget Deal

    The real reason Republicans are unhappy is because this deal would take away their ability to hold the country hostage by creating a crisis over the budget and the debt ceiling for two years. Republicans Throw A Tantrum After Boehner Gives Obama Everything He Wants In Budget Deal While...
  20. LongWinded

    Mitch McConnell plays stupid political tricks while budget crisis looms

    Mitch McConnell plays stupid political tricks while budget crisis looms Republicans have certainly earned the "Do Nothing but Lie" party award. What American, who loves this country, wants to make it bankrupt?