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Obama to propose plan for leaner government

Jan 13, 2012
Later this morning President Obama is expected to outline a new plan to shrink government. He's going to ask Congress to give him the authority to merge some departments and agencies.
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., Barack Obama, government spending

U.S. spending on Afghanistan and the United Nations

Jan 4, 2012
In this week's quiz, Stephan Richter shows us how U.S. spending in Afghanistan stacks up against American spending for the United Nations.
Posted In: afghanistan, United Nations, government spending

Leaders in Washington to vote on a temporary spending deal

Dec 16, 2011
Lawmakers are on track to agree to a temporary budget deal ahead of tonight's midnight deadline.
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., government spending

Shutdown averted, Congress weighs stimulus

Dec 16, 2011
Now that Congress has averted a government shutdown, it takes up the extension of the payroll tax cut and long-term unemployment benefits
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., government spending, federal budget

Layoffs numbers bode ominously

Nov 30, 2011
Planned layoffs are up in 2011 over the previous year -- and there's still a month to go.
Posted In: layoffs, government spending, employment

An itemized list of what your taxes pay for

Oct 1, 2010
This final note today, toward a more consumer friendly Internal Revenue Service, perhaps The left-leaning think tank Third Way has a new policy...
Posted In: government spending, Taxes

Pay with your phone, credit card rates going up

Aug 23, 2010
Critics say the rules to receive compensation through the $20 billion BP oil spill fund are unfair....
Posted In: bp oil spill, Credit Cards, Elizabeth Warren, government spending, mid-day update, stimulus, technology

The forest for the trees

Mar 16, 2009
Who's handling the economic crisis better -- the US or Europe? Today, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman points out the stark differences in...
Posted In: Europe, government spending, stimulus

The honeymoon may be over

Mar 13, 2009
Other countries and more Americans are starting to question whether Team Obama is on the right path. European countries are sick of all the US...
Posted In: Europe, government spending, stimulus

Stimulus for sale (UPDATED)

Mar 10, 2009
I read a story that says small cities in California are selling their federal stimulus funds to other cities in exchange for cash. The sellers are...
Posted In: government spending, stimulus

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