1. bajisima

    Tax cuts 2.0 designed to help spending?

    Thoughts? For individuals, the 2017 law trimmed tax rates and changed deductions and exemptions. But it did not fix the tax code’s bias against personal savings, which is a serious problem given that many Americans save so little. One idea the GOP is mulling for 2.0 is the creation of...
  2. Friday13

    Trump Still Distorting NATO Spending

    Droomp lies, his mindless horde accept it as gospel and his flying monkeys push the narrative...rinse, repeat. Trump Still Distorting NATO Spending
  3. DebateDrone

    Congress Passes Spending Bill. Why You Didn't notice.

    http://www.postregister.com/articles/news-todays-headlines/2018/06/26/spending-bill-nuke-fuel-recycling-passes-senate The rest of the article is about what this spending bill funds...but the real story is the "Minibus" spending bills. This is one of some 10 to 12 spending bills to be passed by...
  4. S

    Spending for public and quasi-public infrastructure:

    Spending for public and quasi-public infrastructure: Water and sewage are not in the public's view, items of glamour. Governments have often let them be less subject to reasonable repair and maintenance. But Michigan state's governor appointees have the power to overrule local governments...
  5. HayJenn

    Tax cuts, spending to raise deficit to $1 trillion by 2019

    WASHINGTON — A new budget analysis says the combined effects of President Donald Trump's tax cuts and last month's budget-busting spending bill will send the government's budget deficit toward the $1 trillion mark. That's the word from the Congressional Budget Office, which said in a report...
  6. bajisima

    Democrats cry foul as GOP eyes measure to cancel spending

    Uh oh.. Democrats are lashing out at the notion that President Trump and GOP leaders may seek to eliminate some of the funding increases in the enormous 2018 spending package adopted less than two weeks ago. Republicans have come under fire in their districts during the spring recess...
  7. bajisima

    Spending bill addresses backlog of disability claims and senior services

    Well this is good news. Tucked inside the sweeping $1.3 trillion spending bill passed late last week by Congress was an item that has not been in a budget for nearly a decade: a funding increase for the Social Security Administration, an agency bedeviled by staff shortages that have...
  8. the watchman

    Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham Warn Trump Will Be Impeached After Spending Bill Signing:

    Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham Warn Trump Will Be Impeached After Spending Bill Signing: ?Congratulations, President Schumer!? wow. Mark this day on your calendar. It's the first time I've ever agreed with both Laura Ingraham and Ann Coulter at all. But, on the same day , too? The God's must be...
  9. Crusher

    Trump threatens to veto omnibus spending bill over DACA and the border wall

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/23/trump-threatens-to-veto-omnibus-spending-bill-over-daca-and-the-border-wall.html President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to veto the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill already passed by Congress, only hours before government funding would lapse. The...
  10. bajisima

    Lawmakers argue over 1.3 trillion dollar spending bill

    Trump gets funding for his wall? Top-level congressional talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill are reaching a critical stage as negotiators confront immigration, abortion-related issues and a battle over a massive rail project that pits President Donald Trump against his most powerful...
  11. Dittohead not!

    After temporary shutdown, Congress passes two-year spending deal

    After temporary shutdown, Congress passes two-year spending deal Cut taxes, increase spending, and suspend the debt limit until after the elections. That's the current plan.
  12. ptif219

    US economic growth hits a 2-year high on strong business and consumer spending

    This is part of the reason people wanted Trump. Shows that the stagnant economy of the last 8 years was at least partly Obama's fault. Trump needs to keep this going. I believe if the tax cuts are passed we will see the economy continue to grow Gross domestic product growth hits a...
  13. PACE

    trump's lavish travel spending & the size of his family has depleted the SS budget

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/21/secret-service-cant-pay-agents-because-trumps-frequent-travel-large-family/529075001/?siteID=je6NUbpObpQ-R7PAMO.xu713QJmWRhq4.Q Now before you cry Fake News: No money coming from Congress to date. So again, can you justify this...
  14. KnotaFrayed

    Trump....."draining the swamp" and "cutting" spending.......

    How can there be so much denial about this POTUS?? How? We know how.......vanity, self centeredness, greed and failure to see one's self (humility/introspection) is the norm in the neo republican party. With nearly 100 fewer staff members, the cost for Trump's staff is $35 million...
  15. bajisima

    Consumer spending rises, inflation rebounds

    Looks like another interest rate hike coming. U.S. consumer spending recorded its biggest increase in four months in April and monthly inflation rebounded, pointing to firming domestic demand early in the second quarter that could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month...
  16. DemoWhip

    What's inside Congress' $1 trillion spending bill

    Due to Democratic intervention this spending bill can be seen as a WIN for the American people. More money could have certainly been dedicated to the causes of the Middle Class and the Poor but overall with it being "one side give in certain things to the other side" we came out with a somewhat...
  17. the watchman

    Trump on pace to surpass 8 years of Obama's travel spending in 1 year.

    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's travel to his private club in Florida has cost over an estimated $20 million in his first 80 days as president, putting the president on pace in his first year of office to surpass former President Barack Obama's spending on travel for his entire eight years...
  18. boontito

    Fox News Alert: President Trump Spending Weekend Working At The White House

    I've always been a big fan of news alerts. They really are a very cool way for TV stations to communicate something unexpected, rare, or out of the norm happening.
  19. ptif219

    New Poll Shows Americans Think Defense Spending Too Low, Military Too Weak

    It appears those democrats that hate the military and think we spend to much and are to powerful are in the minority and out of touch with the mainstream of America New Poll Shows Americans Think Defense Spending Too Low
  20. ptif219

    Trump eyes 10% spending cuts, 20% slash of federal workers

    This will be a good thing and will help the government be more competent and efficient Boom: Trump eyes 10% spending cuts, 20% slash of federal workers | Washington Examiner