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  • IREY TO MURTHA: YOURS IS A FALSE CHOICE

    07/12/2006 1:28:25 PM PDT · by Just A Nobody · 64 replies · 1,612+ views
    www.irey.com ^ | July 12, 2006 | Irey for Congress
    (MONONGAHELA, July 12) – Washington County Commissioner and Pennsylvania 12th district Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey – responding to a Jack Murtha press release documenting the myriad ways we could spend taxpayers’ money here at home instead of defending ourselves abroad against terrorists – today released the following statement: “Today Jack Murtha pointed out 36 different ways to spend more than $100 billion worth of taxpayers’ money – all with money he implies he would ‘save’ by terminating our involvement in Iraq. About which, I have several things to say: “First, the notion of Jack Murtha ‘saving’ money in a...
  • Don't Spend, Amend (Time to write budgetary discipline into the Constitution)

    10/23/2005 10:57:02 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 459+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 24, 2005 | Pete du Pont
    How big, how expensive and how fiscally generous to industries and local communities should America's national government be? The spending policies of the current administration have made this the central domestic public policy question, for government has substantially grown under the leadership of a political party that for many decades has claimed to be the party of smaller government. The real annual growth rate of federal government outlays is nearly at its highest modern percentage. Under President Clinton it was only 1.5%, under Ronald Reagan 2.6% and under Lyndon Johnson 5.7%. Spending has grown 5.6% a year since George W....
  • 2006 Cuts In Domestic Spending On Table

    05/26/2004 8:12:54 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 13 replies · 127+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2004 | Jonathan Weisman
    The White House put government agencies on notice this month that if President Bush is reelected, his budget for 2006 may include spending cuts for virtually all agencies in charge of domestic programs, including education, homeland security and others that the president backed in this campaign year. Administration officials had dismissed the significance of the proposed cuts when they surfaced in February as part of an internal White House budget office computer printout. At the time, officials said the cuts were based on a formula and did not accurately reflect administration policy. But a May 19 White House budget memorandum...
  • Bush's Budget for 2005 Seeks to Rein In Domestic Costs

    01/04/2004 3:41:14 AM PST · by sopwith · 11 replies · 137+ views
    New york times ^ | January 4, 2004 | By ROBERT PEAR
    Facing a record budget deficit, Bush administration officials say they have drafted an election-year budget that will rein in the growth of domestic spending without alienating politically influential constituencies. They said the president's proposed budget for the 2005 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, would control the rising cost of housing vouchers for the poor, require some veterans to pay more for health care, slow the growth in spending on biomedical research and merge or eliminate some job training and employment programs. The moves are intended to trim the programs without damaging any essential services, the administration said. Even with...
  • Bush's Budget for 2005 Seeks to Rein In Domestic Costs

    01/03/2004 7:09:14 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 2 replies · 158+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 4, 2004 | By ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 — Facing a record budget deficit, Bush administration officials say they have drafted an election-year budget that will rein in the growth of domestic spending without alienating politically influential constituencies. They said the president's proposed budget for the 2005 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, would control the rising cost of housing vouchers for the poor, require some veterans to pay more for health care, slow the growth in spending on biomedical research and merge or eliminate some job training and employment programs. The moves are intended to trim the programs without damaging any essential services, the...
  • Bush's Budget for 2005 Seeks to Rein In Domestic Costs

    01/03/2004 2:17:20 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 63 replies · 503+ views
    NY Times ^ | January.4,2004 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 — Facing a record budget deficit, Bush administration officials say they have drafted an election-year budget that will rein in the growth of domestic spending without alienating politically influential constituencies. They said the president's proposed budget for the 2005 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, would control the rising cost of housing vouchers for the poor, require some veterans to pay more for health care, slow the growth in spending on biomedical research and merge or eliminate some job training and employment programs. The moves are intended to trim the programs without damaging any essential services, the...
  • Slash Domestic Spending to Pay for Rising War Cost

    09/26/2003 12:28:53 PM PDT · by Sparta · 17 replies · 332+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | September 26, 2003 | Charles V. Peña and Veronique de Rugy
    Charles V. Peña is director of defense policy studies and Veronique de Rugy is fiscal policy analyst at the Cato Institute.Before the war, President Bush asserted that the United States "will remain in Iraq as long as necessary, and not a day more." Now, he adds: "We will do what is necessary, we will spend what is necessary." In other words, $87 billion is likely to be a down payment on what will probably be a long-term and expensive mortgage. And with the administration unable to persuade allies who opposed the war to help finance the reconstruction, it looks as...