According to Reuters, the IRS claims they are facing a budget crunch because of all the money they need to spend on Obamacare and that some things “may have to go by the wayside.” But, last year when the IRS was pressed for blowing tax dollars on a host of frivolous items, division managers actually blamed their spending on having too much money!
Why would the administration not welcome Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s efforts of finding smarter cuts that would offset furloughs?
Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, today released the second episode of its web series, “Federal Matters,” which follows a family and their irresponsible relative, Uncle Beltway, who, like Washington, spends more money than he takes in.
Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, today released a new web series, “Federal Matters,” which follows a family and their irresponsible relative, Uncle Beltway, who, like Washington, is put in charge of certain things that he’s ill-equipped to handle.
Lenwood Brooks, policy director of Public Notice, joins Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere to discuss how the partial government shutdown is a result of Washington’s failure to compromise on a budget.
…All week, while Congress fought over next year’s budget, federal workers were immersed in a separate frantic drama. They were trying to spend the rest of this year’s budget before it is too late. The reason for their haste is a system set up by Congress that, in many cases, requires agencies to spend all their allotted funds by Sept. 30. If they don’t, the money becomes worthless to them on Oct. 1. And — even worse — if they fail to spend the money now, Congress could dock their funding in future years. The incentive, as always, is to spend.
Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, has launched a television ad titled “Addicted,” highlighting the irresponsibility of increasing the debt ceiling without meaningful reforms and spending cuts.
Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, today launched a television ad highlighting the irresponsibility of Washington’s desire to increase the debt ceiling without addressing the true cause: overspending.
Fresh off of Washington’s own special treatment in Obamacare, some of the president’s strongest allies are now demanding the White House makes exceptions for them as well. …Must be nice to be able to support a law that impacts virtually all Americans, realize it has major flaws, use political connections to carve out a special rule, and still support the implementation for everyone else. Must be nice.
TIME Magazine highlighted the “spend it or lose it” mentality in Washington – all the way back in 1952!!