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Fine Whine at the Federal Trough


Monday September 16th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:45am PDT   •   2 Comments

As this column has noted, the federal government of the United States is a spending machine, much of it on autopilot. But the economic downturn of recent years has forced spending cuts known as “sequestration.” That has made the federal trough a noisy place, but also informative. Philip Joyce, a professor at the University…
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GovGives.Con


Monday April 1st, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:19am PDT   •   1 Comment

The federal government gave $17.9 million to economically struggling rural timber counties in the west for conservation projects, schools, roads, rescue operations and such. Now the federal government wants the money back. A letter of protest signed by more than 30 House members, including Democrats, said: “For the administration to announce three months after…
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