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State News Roundup

Posted by BA_Admin On March - 1 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
A roundup of local economic and spending news that affects you.

Solving the Budget Problem

Posted by Lenwood Brooks On March - 1 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Imagine sitting down at your kitchen table to solve your family's budget problems. Before you start working on the budget, you immediately declare that your biggest expenditures are off limits. Do you think you'd ever solve your problems?

Barbers of Congress, Wednesday Waste?

Posted by BA_Admin On February - 29 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
How much does a haircut cost the average American? $15 dollars? $20 dollars? $30 dollars? What about $300,000 dollars?

ECB hands out $712 billion in loans to banks (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 29 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
AP - The European Central Bank has made euro529.5 billion ($712.4 billion) in low-interest loans to banks in the second round of a massive credit infusion credited with easing the eurozone debt crisis.

Debt doomsday sooner than expected? (Politico)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 24 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Politico - Last summer’s deal to end the fight over the debt ceiling could resurface earlier than expected.

Greece, Possible Default?

Posted by BA_Admin On February - 24 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The phrase “Greek default” has been on the pages of newsstands for some time now, as the world fears the worst may come to Europe.

Friday Funnies: 5 Jokes About The Economy

Posted by BA_Admin On February - 24 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
“You can tell gas prices are going up in California. Prius owners are getting that smug look again.” –Jay Leno

B.A. Spending Daily

Posted by BA_Admin On February - 24 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
A roundup of this morning's must-read budget and economic stories.

Greece to launch formal offer for debt writedown (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 24 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
AP - Greece is planning to launch a public offer for a massive bond swap designed to knock euro107 billion ($142 billion) off its debt held by banks and other private investors.

Study: Gingrich, Santorum plans hike deficit (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 23 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
AP - Massive tax cuts proposed by GOP presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum would cause the national debt to explode while Mitt Romney's budget plan could generate red ink in line with current projections, according to a new study rel...

State News Roundup

Posted by BA_Admin On February - 23 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
A roundup of local economic and spending news that affects you.

Republican Presidential Debate Breakdown

Posted by BA_Admin On February - 23 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Last night's Republican presidential debate opened with deficit spending and what the candidates planned to do to get spending under control. Let's take a look at what they said.

Why Government Spending Matters

Posted by Ben Brophy On February - 23 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
I came to Washington, D.C. almost 6 years ago and like most of us, fell in love with the constant political debate and discussions that permeate this city.

Budget Watchdog To Candidates: Back Up Tough Talk

Posted by Politics On February - 23 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
A new report from a bipartisan group warns that with the exception of Ron Paul's plan, the GOP candidates' economic proposals would likely worsen the nation's debt problem. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget also says the candidates need to spell out specific cuts rather than offering vague targets.

IRS Public Relations, Wednesday Waste?

Posted by BA_Admin On February - 22 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Public relations is an expensive business, but how expensive is it when government agencies take part?

B.A. Spending Daily

Posted by BA_Admin On February - 22 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
A roundup of this morning's must-read budget and economic stories.

The economic recovery: Proof Obama’s stimulus worked? (The Week)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 22 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Week - But the economy might not be recovering at all: "Employers are hiring, manufacturing is revving up, and stocks are rallying," says Annalyn Censky at CNN. But that doesn't mean a true recovery is upon us. A showdown with Iran could push gas p...

We’re Already Europe

Posted by Michael Tanner On February - 22 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
With seemingly every day bringing more bad news from Europe, many are beginning to ask how much longer the United States has before our welfare state follows the European model into bankruptcy. The bad news is: It may already have. This year, the fourt...

Pawlenty pays down 2012 race debt (Politico)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Politico - New federal filings indicate he's nearly paid off his campaign debt.

B.A. Spending Daily

Posted by BA_Admin On February - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
A roundup of this morning's must-read budget and economic stories.

White House sees U.S. job growth accelerating in 2012 (Reuters)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Reuters - U.S. job creation will pick up this year as a moderate economic recovery continues, the White House said on Friday, but it faces a key risk from the debt crisis in Europe.

German president quits in scandal over favors (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
AP - Germany's president resigned Friday in a scandal over favors he allegedly received before becoming head of state, and Chancellor Angela Merkel moved quickly to try and head off a domestic political crisis as she grapples with Europe's debt troubles.

B.A. Spending Daily

Posted by BA_Admin On February - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
A roundup of this morning's must-read budget and economic stories.

Obama’s Busted Budget

Posted by Michael Tanner On February - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
In a town where bipartisan budget chicanery has been raised to an art form, President Obama’s latest budget proposal should be hailed as the da Vinci of fiscal obfuscation. The president claims that his budget proposal reduces debt by $4 trillion...
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