Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $18,014
20%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 20% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: federalbudget

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • CBO and OMB Agree: Federal Spending Will Top $4T for First Time This Year

    07/06/2017 10:14:55 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 8 replies
    CNSNEWS.Com ^ | July 6, 2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Both the Congressional Budget Office and the White House Office of Management and Budget project that federal spending will top $4 trillion for the first time in fiscal 2017, which began on Oct. 1, 2016 and will end on Sept. 30. In its “Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: 2017 to 2027” published last week, CBO projected that total federal spending in fiscal 2017 will hit $4,008,000,000,000. That is up from the approximately $3,853,000,000,000 that CBO and OMB say the federal government spent in fiscal 2016. In President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal, the OMB estimates...
  • Smashing the “monsters”: It’s time to address the national deficit

    04/14/2017 11:54:05 PM PDT · by CanaryBlog · 23 replies
    The Canary in The Mine ^ | 04/14/2017 | The Canary
    With the national deficit rapidly approaching 20 trillion, it is truly remarkable how little attention the national deficit is receiving in the daily political debate between the Republican administration and the Democratic opposition but also by media and public. Everybody understands that an at this rate the growing national deficit is not sustainable, and will bankrupt the country. But even maintaining the deficit at current levels burdens our children and grandchildren with unfair obligations, which we did not inherit from our parents and grandparents and, therefore, should not pass on to the next generations. The almost uniform rejection of next...
  • Strange Bedfellows Defending Obamacare

    03/21/2016 10:39:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | Devon Herrick
    The primary component of GOP presidential candidates’ health policy proposals is to repeal Obamacare. Once GOP frontrunner Trump released his plan, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget took notice and did an analysis of the likely fiscal effects from Trump’s plan. Presumably, these fiscal effects would also apply to the other Republican candidates who also support repealing Obamacare. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) is a budget watchdog group that began 35 years ago. For the past few years it has been housed with the neo-Democratic think tank, New America. The two organizations parted ways over the...
  • Comparing federal budget to family budget

    03/19/2016 4:40:46 PM PDT · by eccentric · 6 replies
    vanity ^ | March 19, 2016 | Linda Martinez
    There was a post a few years back that compared the federal budget to a family's income. I am trying to come up with a current comparison for my grandchildren who are 'feeling the Bern.' Is this close to accurate? US Tax Revenue............$3,200,000,000,000 Federal budget............$3,700,000,000,000 New debt.....................500,000,000,000 National debt............$17,000,000,000,000 want free college?.......$45,000,000,000,000 for illegal aliens,too...$??,000,000,000,000 Now remove 8 zero's to compare it to a family's budget: Annual family income..................$32,000 money the family spent................$37,000 New debt on credit cards................$5,000 outstanding balance on credit cards...$170,00 junior wants free college..............$45,000 free college for his friend, too.......$??,000 neighbors medical bills................$??,000
  • Obama Budget Would Add Another $9.3 Trillion to the Debt

    02/09/2016 7:15:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | February 9, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    resident Barack Obama presented a budget to Congress on Tuesday that if enacted would add nearly $10 trillion to the national debt, according to the White House's projections. The president's final budget, widely considered to be dead on arrival due to the Republican-controlled Congress, projects the nation would face a $27.4 trillion debt in 2026.The budget set the actual total debt for 2015 at $18.1 trillion, projecting an increase of $9.3 trillion. When President Obama took office the debt stood at $10.6 trillion.The White House budget for fiscal year 2017 includes old and new items of the president's agenda, including...
  • Message -- 2016 Alternate Pay Plan

    12/04/2015 4:44:17 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    The White House ^ | November 30, 2015 | President Barack Obama
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 30, 2015 . Message -- 2016 Alternate Pay Plan TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: I am transmitting an alternative plan for pay increases for civilian Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and certain other pay systems in January 2016. Title 5, United States Code, authorizes me to implement alternative pay plans for pay increases for civilian Federal employees covered by the General Schedule and certain other pay systems if, because of "national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare," I view the adjustments...
  • Will Obama’s attacks on Veterans ever stop?

    02/05/2015 11:13:55 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/5/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Looking back, we might have been off when the Democrats didn’t pass a Federal Budget for six years, because now that think they are in “the game,” Barack Obama is swinging his ax at a very valuable program designed to help America’s wounded Veterans. The provision, called The Veteran’s Choice Program and authored by Arizona Republican Senator John McCain, gives veterans the option to seek faster and in some cases better medical care outside of the Veteran’s Administration system. In many cases this provision offers the only avenue for relief from the very long waiting times so many Vets have...
  • Obama: Federal government not big enough; will increase budget by 7% next year

    01/16/2015 7:00:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2015 | Rick Moran
    President Obama wants to toss the sequestration agreement he made with Republcians in 2011 and is proposing an increase of at least $68 billion in the FY 2016 budget. As imperfect as it is, sequestration has been partly successful in reigning in government spending. It could have worked better if Congress wasn't always carving out exemptions. But there's no doubt that there are tens of billions of dollars that would have been spent without it. With tax receipts at an all time high, rather than applying that money to reducing the deficit, the president - as every Democratic president...
  • 2014 Federal Budget in Pictures

    02/13/2014 9:34:00 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 20 replies
    Federal spending and debt are out of control If America does not change course, the future will be dramatically worse. Now more than ever, it is crucial that Americans understand what our nation's spending, taxes, and debt mean for them and their families. The Heritage Foundation's Federal Budget in Pictures offers a unique tool to learn about the federal budget in a clear and compelling way.
  • Russian Diplomats Busted for Bilking Medicaid

    12/15/2013 5:44:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    When you work in Washington (and assuming you haven’t been corrupted), you run the risk of being endlessly outraged about all the waste. But not all waste is created equal. Some examples are so absurd that they deserve special attention. Forcing taxpayers to pay millions of dollars for pro-Obamacare and pro-IRS propaganda.Doing interviews – at a per-person cost of $6,000 – about erectile dysfunction and sticking the tab on us.Hiring bureaucrats to monitor school lunches and replace healthy turkey sandwiches with processed chicken nuggets.Giving disability benefits to a grown man who wants to wear diapers and live as an “adult...
  • 6 Things We've Learned About Democrats From The Government Shutdown

    10/05/2013 5:19:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | John Hawkins
    Democrats thought shutting down the government was going to be the smartest decision they ever made, but it's looking more like Napoleon's march into Russia every day. For the first time in years, the Republicans sound like reasonable, principled adults who are willing to compromise to help the country. Meanwhile, Democrats are coming across like arrogant Lords telling the rest of the rabble in flyover country what rights they're willing to allow them to have. Just look at what the public has already learned about the Democrats from the shutdown. 1) Harry Reid doesn't care about kids with cancer: It's...
  • White House budget talks with Senate Republicans break off

    08/31/2013 6:12:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:26pm EDT | David Lawder
    Budget talks between the White House and a small group of U.S. Republican senators have reached an impasse, eliminating Washington’s only active channel for resolving deep fiscal differences as key deadlines loom, senators and aides said on Friday. A meeting on Thursday between the eight senators and White House chief of staff Denis McDonough failed to produce any movement toward a deal to reduce “unsustainable debt and deficits,” said Senator Dan Coats, a Republican from Indiana. … Republican Senate aides said that the group of senators, led by Johnny Isakson of Georgia, does not see any reason to continue the...
  • Pinocchio reigns: Lies our government tell us [Budget exploding, not shrinking]

    03/17/2013 12:45:48 PM PDT · by Moseley · 7 replies
    BIZ PAC Review (West Palm Beach, Florida) ^ | March 17, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Will 10 percent cuts in government spending known as “sequester” really harm American citizens in our everyday lives? Or have politicians gone way too far this time with their lies? The truth – sharply contradicting President Obama’s assertions – can be found buried within data published by the Office of Management and Budget under “Historical Tables” posted at www.WhiteHouse.Gov. Some calculation is needed to subtract 2013 projected spending from 2008 spending and to adjust for the 10 percent sequester from “Table 4.1—Outlays by Agency: 1962–2017.” Our nation is struggling with an extraordinary rash of government lies even while government spending...
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ on the sequester (video)

    03/04/2013 8:31:36 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2013 | Chris Cillizza
    Even the White House is feeling the squeeze from the across-the-board cuts in federal spending. “From now on, my wife, Michelle, will only do four television appearances a week,” says “President Obama.”
  • John Kerry gifts Egypt $250 million despite U.S. Sequestration

    03/03/2013 1:20:38 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 3, 2013 | Larry Clifton
    Obama's administration gave Egypt $450 million in emergency aid in 2012 and the country averages about two billion in U.S. foreign aid money each year. ... Earlier this year the Obama administration rattled the nerves of Israeli leaders when he agreed to supply Egypt with dozens of F-16 cutting-edge fighter jets at a cost of approximately $213 million to U.S. taxpayers.
  • Kerry Announces Millions in U.S. Aid for Egypt

    03/03/2013 1:33:22 PM PST · by tobyhill · 81 replies
    ny times ^ | 3/3/2013 | By MICHAEL R. GORDON
    Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the United States would provide $250 million in assistance to Egypt after Egypt’s president promised to move ahead with negotiations with the International Monetary Fund over economic reforms. In a statement issued after his two-hour meeting with President Mohamed Morsi, Mr. Kerry said the aid decision reflected Egypt’s “extreme needs” and Mr. Morsi’s assurance that Egypt would reach an agreement with the I.M.F. after more than a year of talks over a $4.8 billion loan package. The statement issued by Mr. Kerry noted that he and Mr. Morsi had discussed the need...
  • Reality Show Proposal: OM WannaB (Cutting the Federal Budget)

    01/15/2013 1:20:48 PM PST · by PJ-Comix
    Self | January 14, 2013 | PJ-Comix
    Whenever the subject turns to the details of the federal budget, most citizens go into snooze mode. However, I have an idea for a reality show which in contrast to most reality shows which are either annoying (Kardashians) or laughable (Amish Mafia) would actually be performing a public service in terms of making the public aware of budget details as well as entertaining. Here is how the "OM WannaB" show would work. Four participants would be chosen from those who would want the power of the head of the Office of Management and Budget. Each of them would be given...
  • Fiscal Cliff In Plain English

    12/30/2012 9:53:09 AM PST · by Wuli · 7 replies
    Wuli | December 30, 2012 | Wuli
    “Fiscal Cliff” in plain English Lesson # 1: * U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000 * Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000 * New debt: $1,650,000,000,000 * National debt: $14,271,000,000,000 * Recent budget cuts: $38,500,000,000 Now, let's remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget: * Annual family income: $21,700.00 * Money the family spent: $38,200.00 * New debt on the credit card: $16,500.00 * Balance on the credit card: $142,710.00 * Total budget cuts so far: $38.50 Got It ? ..... OK now,,,,,,,,,,,, ------------------------------------------------------------------ Lesson # 2: Here's another way to look at the "Debt Ceiling": Let's say, you come home from work...
  • Fiscal cliff countdown: Medicare payments in real dange

    12/21/2012 4:11:37 AM PST · by Makana · 19 replies
    Fierce Healthcare ^ | December 20, 2012 | Karen Cheung-Larivee
    It's a countdown until massive cuts hit Medicare providers. With only a few days left in the calendar year, providers are waiting with bated breath about the outcomes of fiscal cliff talks on Capitol Hill. And unlike previous short-term fixes, the threat is real this time, American Medical Association (AMA) President Jeremy Lazarus told Forbes. The decision of lawmakers will determine the outcome of Medicare cuts that hang in the balance in these final weeks of the year. Unless Congress and the White House administration can agree on plans to avoid the fiscal cliff, a 27 percent reduction in Medicare...
  • Fiscal cliff countdown: Medicare payments in real dange

    12/21/2012 4:11:33 AM PST · by Makana · 5 replies
    Fierce Healthcare ^ | December 20, 2012 | Karen Cheung-Larivee
    It's a countdown until massive cuts hit Medicare providers. With only a few days left in the calendar year, providers are waiting with bated breath about the outcomes of fiscal cliff talks on Capitol Hill. And unlike previous short-term fixes, the threat is real this time, American Medical Association (AMA) President Jeremy Lazarus told Forbes. The decision of lawmakers will determine the outcome of Medicare cuts that hang in the balance in these final weeks of the year. Unless Congress and the White House administration can agree on plans to avoid the fiscal cliff, a 27 percent reduction in Medicare...