Tag Archives: 2012 federal budget

The time to revolt draws near, my friends….

On Friday, it was announced that the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to support a $649 billion defense spending bill. According to the Associated Press, this represents a $17 billion increase over last year’s appropriation. This, as the AP article points out, is particularly noteworthy, given that drastic government cuts are being demanded elsewhere. […]

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Bernie Sanders demands that Obama ‘Stand with the American people’‎

I don’t donate a lot of money to political candidates. While I put in quite a few hours working for the Kerry and Obama campaigns, I didn’t give either of them very much in the way of cash. The only people that I can think of that I gave more than ten or twenty dollars […]

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Speaking truth to power, and booing Paul Ryan

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan made headlines a week or so ago with his budget proposal. People in the press, as I recall, seemed impressed. They used words like, “bold” and “serious,” and praised him for making difficult decisions in order to address the nation’s spiraling budget deficit. Once people really started digging into it, though, […]

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Obama’s press conference from earlier today, for the few of you who missed it because you still have jobs

So, did what he said change anyone’s mind, or are you all still of the opinion that this budget illustrates the complete and total abandonment of Democratic ideals? If you haven’t yet read the budget proposed by the administration, you can find the whole thing here.

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The President’s budget

Obama shared his budget with Congress today. For the most part, he didn’t address the big problem, which is our ever increasing spending on entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security, choosing instead to nibble around the more politically expedient edges, cutting things like summer Pell grant programs for college students and home heating initiatives […]

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