Posts Tagged ‘Office of Management and Budget’

The Federal Government Can’t Even Run a Veterans Cemetery


Monday December 26th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 3:29pm PST   •   5 Comments

In “Problems possible with nearly 65,000 Arlington graves, report says” in the Washington Post, Christian Davenport reports that the newly released year-long study, after earlier reports of misidentified remains, shows that the 150-year-old, Army-run, Arlington National Cemetery has problems with 25% of the graves! Errors include “mismarked or unmarked graves, urns that had been…
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The Hidden Cost of the U.S. National Debt


Thursday May 26th, 2011   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 2:40pm PDT   •   1 Comment

What is the hidden cost that Americans are paying to have the U.S. federal government spend so much money? To answer that question, let’s take a closer look at when U.S. federal government spending really went out of control. Here, if we track the U.S. federal government’s spending [1] per U.S. household against median…
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“Mandatory” U.S. Spending Alone to Exceed All Federal Revenues


Wednesday March 16th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 12:38pm PDT   •   0 Comments

Jeffrey Anderson at The Weekly Standard reports that “Mandatory Spending to Exceed all Federal Revenues 50 Years Ahead of Schedule”. We have now gotten to the point . . . where if national defense, interstate highways, national parks, homeland security, and all other discretionary programs somehow became absolutely free, wed still have a…
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Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey: Cut Federal Spending by Scrapping Federal Programs


Thursday January 20th, 2011   •   Posted by David Theroux at 10:13pm PST   •   0 Comments

In a January 19th article in the Wall Street Journal, “What Congress Should Cut,” former U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey and FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe propose abolishing “the Departments of Commerce and Housing and Urban Development, end farm subsidies, and end urban mass transit grants, for starters.” The primary economic challenge today is…
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OneNewsNow.com Recommends the Government Cost Calculator


Thursday November 11th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 6:35pm PST   •   0 Comments

In an article at OneNewsNow.com, “I’m going to pay how much in taxes?”, Chris Woodward has recommended the Government Cost Calculator at MyGovCost.org: What is Washington’s spending costing you? A new website aims to answer that question. The website MyGovCost.org is an online calculator where taxpayers can learn what they will pay in taxes…
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The Obama Deficit Future


Friday October 29th, 2010   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 7:18pm PDT   •   0 Comments

Do you remember back in April 2010, when the administration was trumpeting how much better the expected budget deficit for 2010 was going to be? When, magically, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget’s projection of the expected deficit dropped by just over $300 billion U.S. dollars from its originally forecast value of…
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“The government can’t even get out of its own way.”


Tuesday September 28th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 7:22am PDT   •   1 Comment

In a new article in the Wall Street Journal, Louise Radnofsky traces the bureaucratic stranglehold of federal, state and local governments that has directly hindered the spending of the Obama administration’s “stimulus” funding from the federal government. Specifically, she examines the malaise resulting from the roadblocks to insulate homes in Detroit because of restrictions…
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