Posts Tagged ‘budget’

For the genius of the president’s budget proposal, look no further than the Department of Homeland Security’s line-item breakdown. The DHS is the biggest budgetary beneficiary, in terms of percentage increase, at 11% and it represents how the president plans on ignoring the overall budget number while planning to focus on the overall budget numbers. Let me explain.



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Time for another override.

Bush Vetos Health and Education.
From The AP:

He also signed a big increase in the Pentagon’s non-war budget although the White House complained it contained “some unnecessary spending.”

From The Baltimore Sun:

According to the committee, lawmakers rejected proposed cuts that the White House wanted in healthcare access, education, medical research, job training and grants to alleviate poverty and promote economic development. The bill offers a 4.3 percent increase in these programs, $6.2 billion above last year – while the White House proposed to cut $3.6 billion.

Another day, another Bush veto, another battle

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