Category Archives: budget

Zeldin Supports GOP Shenanigans

Published as Letter to Editor, The East Hampton Star Fiscal Chicanery July 10, 2018 Dear David, If you are under any illusions about congressional Republicans’ intentions to undermine the financial security of American families, just take a look at their … Continue reading

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Trump Wants to Charge Retailers to Accept SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps)

When is the GOP’s cruel assault on the most vulnerable going to end? From Modern Farmer By Andrew Amelinckx on June 9, 2017 You’ve probably heard about the White House’s proposed overhaul of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program, … Continue reading

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Trump’s Budget Could Create Chaos in the States

By Richard C. Auxler President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget would result in deep cuts to federal payments to states. Federal funds currently account for nearly a third of state expenditures, so if enacted, Trump’s budget would kick huge decisions to … Continue reading

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What the Federal Government is Telling States: Statements from the President’s 2018 Budget Proposal

By John Hicks posted 14 days ago The President’s fiscal year 2018 budget request to Congress includes many elements that shift more responsibility to state and local governments or modify some longstanding fiscal federalism practices through funding eliminations or major … Continue reading

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The Brownback Tax Cut Experiment Ends in Kansas

Howard Gleckman June 7, 2017 Just as President Trump is ramping up his push for a major tax cut that he believes will pay for itself through faster economic growth, the Kansas template for that approach has crashed and burned. … Continue reading

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A Crazy Man for President

OK, it took all of four months, but I think it’s been pretty well established by now: we’ve elected a crazy man for President.  Not that for most of us there were any doubts on that score on November 9th … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Tax Triggers

Tax Policy Center — May 17,2017 Richard C. Auxier   Oklahoma is running a nearly $1 billion budget deficit. The District of Columbia (DC) is enjoying a surplus. Yet both might kill scheduled tax cuts. And, for different reasons, both … Continue reading

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“Assume A Can Opener” — Trump’s Can Opener Budget

The Tax Policy Center By Howard Gleckman You know the old joke: An economist and a seaman are stranded on a desert island with only canned food to eat. But they have no way to open the containers. “What do … Continue reading

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Statement of ABA President Re: The budget proposal released by the White House

  WASHINGTON, May 23, 2017 — Steep budget cuts proposed today by the White House would severely undermine the fairness of the legal system and deny access to justice for some of society’s most vulnerable individuals. These include children, veterans, … Continue reading

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Starving Our Children?

By Bruce Colbath, published as a letter to the editor “Backward we will go”  in the East Hampton Star May 25th, 2017. We have already seen the amazing callousness that Mr. Trump and his Republican cronies have shown towards the … Continue reading

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Impacts of Proposed FY 2018 Budget Cuts on State and Local Air Quality Agencies

  A Report by the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) May 22, 2017 Executive Summary President Trump will release his FY 2018 federal budget on May 23, 2017, which calls for huge cuts in funding for the U.S. … Continue reading

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Trump’s Budget from Hell

This is a budget from hell.  Increases for defense and the wall that will ultimately raise the total expenditures, despite the ill-advised cuts.  So, Mr. Zeldin, are you going to say something now, or tow the party line? Trump wants … Continue reading

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Cruelty Wrapped in a Lie

Published by The Guardian Trump’s budget: major slashes to social programs – but $1.6bn for the wall Millions of people stand to lose Medicaid access, alongside cuts to welfare and food stamps, under a proposed budget that still has numerous … Continue reading

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