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Head-On Collision: House vs. Senate

Written by Gary North on March 21, 2013

The Senate passed a bipartisan bill this week. Senate Republicans buckled. “Spend, spend, spend!” The House of Representatives is about to offer its version of the budget. “Cut a little bit for the sake of public relations in our districts!” There will be gridlock in March. This will be enough to let 2011’s bipartisan law […]

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The Search for More Pork on Mars Continues

Written by Gary North on March 13, 2013

There isn’t any life on Mars. There is no evidence that there ever was life on Mars. But there is surely pork on Mars. NASA wants to continue to slice off plenty of it. NASA today is eligible for sequestration, preferably 100% sequestration. NASA does nothing worth financing by the private sector. It never has. […]

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Government Spending Cuts? No. Spending Increases.

Written by Gary North on February 26, 2013

We have head about the trillion dollars in automatic spending cuts. It’s headline news. That’s part of the decade flim-flam. The government always reports one full decade’s cuts. But it never, ever mentions in these reports regardung the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate of total federal spending over the decade: $47 trillion. You mean that the […]

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This Little Piggy: How to Retain $85 Billion in Pork

Written by Gary North on February 22, 2013

Sequestration begins on March 1. This means spending cuts. Well, not exactly cuts. There will be reductions in spending increases. Both sides are aghast. The thought of a pork reduction program of $85 billion in a budget of $3.8 trillion is horrifying in Washington. Reuters calls such cuts “harsh.” The cuts will go into effect […]

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Spending Cuts Loom for Pentagon: Automatic Sequestration

Written by Gary North on February 21, 2013

The 2011 budget bill established automatic spending cuts. These will begin on March 1 unless Congress and the President agree on a way to kick the can and run up the on-budget deficit. The whole thing is a charade. The cuts are always cuts in the expected increase in spending, not actual reductions in today’s […]

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