Tag Archives : budget


Lobbying Effort Keeps Flawed Drone Flying 1

Source: http://nextnewsnetwork.com Lobbying Effort Keeps Flawed Drone Flying     WASHINGTON – Despite budget sequesters, weekly furloughs of civilian Defense Department employees, and the prospect of budget-imposed reductions in the number of active-duty and reserve personnel, the Pentagon has still found money to fund the underperforming Global Hawk drone system. A report compiled by the […]


Our Legacy Systems: Dysfunctional, Unreformable

Source: http://libertycalling.net Posted by Judy Morris Our Legacy Systems: Dysfunctional, Unreformable America’s legacy systems are like stars about to go super-nova. There are two problems with the vast, sprawling legacy systems we’ve inherited from the past: they’re dysfunctional and cannot be fixed/reformed. The list of dysfunctional legacy systems that cannot be truly reformed is long: […]

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About One Week of US Military Spending Would Wipe Out World Hunger

Source: http://www.storyleak.com By Anthony Gucciardi About One Week of US Military Spending Would Wipe Out World Hunger   What does it take to end world hunger? About one week of United States military spending, according to the pile of data on the subject.  As continued reports of expensive and devastating military drone strikes roll in […]


Uncle Sam’s Growing Ownership of Student Loans

Source: http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com Posted by Robert Wenzel Uncle Sam’s Growing Ownership of Student Loans Donald Marron writes: The federal government has been borrowing rapidly to finance recent budget deficits. But that’s not the only reason it’s gone deeper into debt. Uncle Sam also borrows to issue loans, build up cash, and make other financial investments. Those […]


Venezuela to devalue its currency 1

Source: http://www.cbc.ca By CBC News Venezuela’s government announced Friday that it is devaluing the country’s currency, a long-anticipated change expected to push up prices in the heavily import-reliant economy. Officials said the fixed exchange rate is changing from 4.30 bolivars to the dollar to 6.30 bolivars to the dollar. The devaluation had been widely expected […]


State Capitol Hill Review Weekly Updates

Source: http://www.bcpublicrecord.com By Tona Each week while the State legislature is in session, a weekly update will be posted here for your review.  These weekly updates are not written by BC Public Record.  BC Public Record expresses no opinion on these bills by posting these updates. Discussion of bills will be posted separately.  The weekly updates are posted for your information, […]


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Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act Hits Congress 2

Source: http://freedomoutpost.com On January 3, 2013 Congressman Paul Broun, Jr. (R-GA) introduced HR 73, The Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act. The thrust of the legislation is to “abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks, to repeal the Federal Reserve Act, and for other purposes.” It looks like […]