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Russia Cuts Budget to Try to Spur Growth
NY Times ^ | Sept 1, 2013 | ANDREW E. KRAMER

Posted on 09/21/2013 7:41:09 PM PDT by Innovative

The Russian government on Thursday approved across-the-board budget cuts over the next two years in the clearest sign yet that officials do not expect its economy, the world’s eighth-largest, to revive soon, and that the Kremlin is ready to try a new policy to spur growth.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: budget; spending
The US could learn from Russia ... a sad state of affairs.
1 posted on 09/21/2013 7:41:09 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

I’m betting it will work too.


2 posted on 09/21/2013 7:41:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Innovative

Clearly, Putin is listening to Ron Paul’s words on how to get an economy back on track.

Stop pissing away money on foolish crap here and abroad.


3 posted on 09/21/2013 7:46:31 PM PDT by Adult Dog
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To: Innovative

What world am I living in where America is run by corrupt thugs, the aggressor in foreign nations, and promotes perversion and humanism... While Russia promotes fiscal sanity, family values, and defends Christendom?


4 posted on 09/21/2013 7:48:23 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Innovative

Russia figuring out what prosperity looks like. Too bad we can’t seem to remember, over here.


5 posted on 09/21/2013 7:48:35 PM PDT by thoughtomator 2.0
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To: Innovative
what a concept...
6 posted on 09/21/2013 7:49:38 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Innovative
Putin sticking it to B. O. again?

Russia - Look, we can fix our economy - at least we are trying.

US - While US economy grows worse every day => because Obama is an idiot and is surrounded by economic idiots - or surrounded by people who know exactly what they are doing.

Is it true we are only making interest payments?

7 posted on 09/21/2013 7:50:02 PM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: Dr.Deth
What world am I living in where America is run by corrupt thugs, the aggressor in foreign nations, and promotes perversion and humanism... While Russia promotes fiscal sanity, family values, and defends Christendom?

The Rapture already happened. Only 2 million people disappeared world wide, so nobody noticed. Welcome to hell.

8 posted on 09/21/2013 7:58:37 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Innovative

When is the last time that the US budget was cut?


9 posted on 09/21/2013 8:10:19 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Dr.Deth
What world am I living in where America is run by corrupt thugs, the aggressor in foreign nations, and promotes perversion and humanism... While Russia promotes fiscal sanity, family values, and defends Christendom?

It's surreal isn't it?

10 posted on 09/21/2013 8:26:41 PM PDT by Mark17 (It is every liberal's job to destroy America, and every conservative's job to stop him.)
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To: freedomfiter2

I’m going to guess the US budget was last cut directly following WWII.


11 posted on 09/21/2013 8:26:42 PM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.....https://twitter.com/kracker0)
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To: hummingbird

Lets see what happens to Russia—if it starts to Boom it will prove the capitalists right and we can follow—if we have the guts. Strange world we live in.


12 posted on 09/21/2013 8:38:19 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Nachum

FYI...


13 posted on 09/21/2013 8:38:25 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Innovative

Gotta love the irony; Russia embraces capitalism just as the US staggers down the commie path.

Live long enough, see everything.


14 posted on 09/21/2013 9:05:03 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Innovative

I have had this goal to retire in Brasil but I have also harbored this crazy notion of going hermit and finding a cozy cabin in Siberia. I know, it’s escapism but I’m at the point where that looks really appealing. This article has rekindled my interest.


15 posted on 09/21/2013 9:16:36 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: UCANSEE2

I’ve often wondered if all those people on milk cartons were raptured and I missed it.


16 posted on 09/21/2013 9:17:14 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

LMAO,,,Snort


17 posted on 09/21/2013 9:31:14 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Innovative

low taxes, homo propaganda ban, and now lower govt spending to help business growth??

stop it!

or I might have to leave my communist dictatorship of a country


18 posted on 09/21/2013 10:08:13 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

Another article about Putin and Russia:

If Berlusconi were gay he would never be on trial – Putin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3069721/posts

“utin highlighted traditionalism as the center for Russia’s national identity.

“Without the values at the core of Christianity and other world religions, without moral norms that have been shaped over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity,” he stated.

The president criticized “Euro-Atlantic countries” where “any traditional identity, … including sexual identity, is rejected… There is a policy equating families with many children with same-sex families, belief in God with belief in Satan,” he said.

“Any minority’s right to be different must be respected, but the right of the majority must not be questioned,” Putin added. “


19 posted on 09/21/2013 10:09:48 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

to follow.. we’ll have to go thru detroit first


20 posted on 09/21/2013 10:09:58 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: citizen

The last year that the national debt never increased was during the Truman administration I believe.


21 posted on 09/21/2013 10:15:19 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: DesertRhino

I once met a girl at a bar and she kept telling me I looked familiar. I ended up going to her apartment and she had cut out pictures off of milk cartons and pasted them all over the walls. Then I figured out why she thought I looked familiar. One of the pictures looked like me when I was a child. I called my parents and told them that I now knew why they didn’t have any pictures of me when I was younger than six.

Didn’t really happen.


22 posted on 09/21/2013 11:10:36 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: hummingbird

“Putin sticking it to B. O. again?”

Yep. Obama is now Vlad’s bitch. The whole world knows it even though the Dems and US Media are on a propaganda push claiming Obama’s tough stand on Syria has Russia, Syria and Iran quaking in their boots.


23 posted on 09/22/2013 7:12:44 AM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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