Posts Tagged ‘budget cuts’


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‘Budget Hero’ Game Allows You to Try to Balance the Budget


Monday July 18th, 2011   •   Posted by Stephanie Freedman at 2:50pm PDT   •   1 Comment

An USA Today article discusses a new game ‘Budget Hero’ which allows players to enact their policy objectives while keeping the government from going broke. The article explains the demonstration: In a quick demonstration of the game, two college students, one taking typical Republican positions and the other Democratic, showed just how difficult it…
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New York City Government Employee Unions Snarl Blizzard Cleanup to Protest Budget Cuts?


Thursday December 30th, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 11:41pm PST   •   0 Comments

In a stunning article in the New York Post, “Sanitation Department’s slow snow cleanup was a budget protest,” Sally Goldenberg, Larry Celona and Josh Margolin report that “a group of guilt-ridden sanitation workers” have now confessed that government union leaders in New York City “ordered their drivers to snarl the blizzard cleanup to protest…
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U.S. Government Liabilities Leaped $2 Trillion in Fiscal 2010


Tuesday December 21st, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 5:48pm PST   •   0 Comments

In an article from Reuters, David Lawder reports that a new U.S. Treasury report of cash holdings, “The Financial Report of the United States,” shows that the U.S. government went into greater debt in fiscal year 2010 to the tune of additional $2 trillion. Unfortunately, the report does not include the massive land, minerals,…
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Video Visualizes Obama’s Proposed $100 Million in Budget Savings


Tuesday November 23rd, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 9:13pm PST   •   3 Comments

In response to growing public opposition to the gigantic spending by the federal government, President Barack Obama in 2009 called on his Cabinet to identify a combined $100 million dollars in budget cuts compared to the $3.5 trillion federal budget as a whole (not including the $787 “stimulus package” or the $83 billion in…
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