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Cut the Budget, Or A Whole Department? You Decide!

When is the last time the Federal Government asked you what you want it to do?  Been a while, hasn’t it?

Here is yet another example of how elections really do matter.  437 more words

Our Economic Mess

Government - Taxes and Spending

Discussing taxes in class? Check out the TaxJazz – The Tax Literacy Project web site, the project of a law professor at Tulane.

Where do our taxes go? 59 more words

Social Studies

Trump Backing Off Demands to Include Wall Funding in Budget

From Fox News, 4-25-17:

President Trump began to edge away Monday evening from demanding that funding for his promised border wall be included in a must-pass spending bill, reducing the chances of a government shutdown at the end of the week by making clear he’s flexible on that timeline. 391 more words


A Giant Insurance Company With An Army

With Tax Day now behind us, it’s worth looking, again, at where our tax dollars come from and also how our tax dollars are spent.  The Brown Bear helpfully sent me an article reporting on the Taxpayer Receipt prepared by a nonpartisan group called the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.   323 more words


Transportation under Trump 

With the Trump administration expected to unveil a $1 trillion infrastructure bill this year, it’s still unclear how much new federal funding would be proposed, if its timeline would be prioritized before healthcare, or what it would include. 22 more words

Dept. Of Transportation

How Trump's EPA cuts could gut Oregon environmental programs

A leaked memo shows the Trump administration wants to slash the EPA by $2.6 billion. These Oregon programs would take the biggest hit.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality now knows just how deep the Trump administration wants to cut programs at the Environmental Protection Agency, and the cuts could gut some of Oregon’s biggest environmental projects. 13 more words

Dept. Of Environmental Quality