” Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. just can’t catch a break.
Mr. Boyland, who was previously charged with soliciting bribes to pay his legal bills in an unrelated corruption trial, was indicted again last March for wire fraud charges stemming from alleged abuse of per diem requests. And he was just charged yet again today.
“Boyland engaged in a scheme to defraud New York State by steering public funds to a Brooklyn based non-profit organization (‘Non-Profit A’) and then directing that a portion of those public funds be used to pay for community events promoting Boyland and on goods such as t-shirts imprinted with the slogan ‘Team Boyland’ which were distributed at those events,” a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office this evening declared.”
Tag Archive: Government Spending
3. Bye George
“It would be like George Clooney agreeing to do ‘Up in the Air’ for $48,000 less than the agreed $2 million contract.”
” President Obama told America that if we cut $84 billion under his sequestration plan, children would be thrown out of Head Start and the nation would be more vulnerable to a terrorist attack. Click on these illustrations of what cutting 2.4% from the $3.6 trillion in government spending really looks like! “
- DeMint: Obama Tax Hikes Will Do More Harm Than Sequester (VIDEO) (heritage.org)
- How Congress Sold Us Out (personalliberty.com)
- Grand Bargain Taxes, Entitlements Cuts Await Deal-Makers (bloomberg.com)
- If You Think the Sequester Cuts Will Tank the Economy, I’ve Got a Bridge In Brooklyn You Might Want to Buy (reason.com)
- Mr. President, Washington has a spending problem (stltoday.com)
- The Democrat budget proposal: a trillion dollars in new taxes (humanevents.com)
- PAUL: Sequestration doesn’t cut nearly enough (washingtontimes.com)
” Senator Patty Murray, the Democratic chair of the Senate Budget Committee, finally released a budget today. Year over year, in this proposed budget, spending jumps dramatically.
For instance, from this year’s budget to next year’s proposed budget, spending would increase by $162 billion. This year, the federal government will spend $3.599 trillion; under Murray’s budget, the federal government would be on track to spend even more.
Over the next decade, spending under Murray’s budget would increase by 62 percent. Here’s a chart from the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee detailing the increase in spending over the next decade: ” (see above)
- As America Burns – Dem Budget Increases Spending 62% Over Next Decade (patdollard.com)
- Patty Murray vs. Paul Ryan, in one chart (washingtonpost.com)
- BETTER LATE THAN … Senate Dems Release First Budget in Four Years (foxnews.com)
- Grand Bargain Taxes, Entitlements Cuts Await Deal-Makers (bloomberg.com)
- Senate Dem budget includes nearly $1 trillion in new taxes (thehill.com)
- Senate Democrats’ budget plan shows deficits of $400-600 billion (reuters.com)
” While the sequester is widely advertised as cutting spending over a ten year period, there is no actual reduction in overall spending levels. Rather, the sequester slows the overall growth in spending slightly between 2013 and 2023, with spending increasing by $2.40 trillion during that time period. Spending grows 51 percent, or $1.81 trillion, with sequestration between 2013 and 2021, the period when automatic spending procedures are to be enforced.”
- CBO’s Unrealstic Revenue Projections Make the Future Look Pretty Swell! (reason.com)
- 41 Billion Reasons Not to Sweat the Sequester: 2013 Cuts Are $44 Billion, Not $85 Billion. (reason.com)
- Veronique de Rugy on Why Farm Subsidies Must Die (reason.com)
- The Truth About Those “Devastating” Sequester Cuts (outsidethebeltway.com)
- There Is Good And Bad Austerity, And Italy Chose Bad (theneteconomy.wordpress.com)
- How Sequestration Will Affect You (1800politics.com)
” While President Obama claimed repeatedly during both the fiscal cliff and the sequestration debate that America’s problem lay just as much on the tax revenue side as it did on the government spending side, new statistics show what a lie that is. According to the Congressional Budget Office, federal tax revenue will hit $2.7 trillion in 2013, the highest number ever.
Liberals will hang their hat on the fact that tax revenue totals 16.9 percent of GDP this year, as opposed to 18.5 percent in 2007, but that is because people earn less taxable income during recessions.”
- Fed. Government has more tax revenue than ever before in history (bellalu0.wordpress.com)
- Tax revenue to hit record this year. So is spending ‘the problem’? (csmonitor.com)
- Analysis: Cuts unlikely to deliver promised U.S. budget savings (reuters.com)
- Renaissance or collapse? The choice is ours (triblive.com)
- Wealthy’s Tax Bill Will Hit 30-Year High in 2013 (cnbc.com)
“You’re talking about how much — you’re asking a question, how much more money do we want to steal from the American people to fund more government? I’m for no more,” he said.
Boehner told reporters that President Obama wants to close tax loopholes as part of an agreement to avoid the looming sequester, but only so he can justify raising revenue for new government spending.”
- Ron Johnson: John Boehner Would Lose Speakership If He Caves On Taxes To Avert Sequester (huffingtonpost.com)
- It’s Time for You To Lead, John Boehner (slate.com)
- WATCH: John Boehner Tells Senate To ‘Get Off Their Ass’ (daily-download.com)
- On Message: What Boehner’s Saying (And What He’s Not) About Sequester (npr.org)
- Harry Reid Fires Back and Calls John Boehner a Do Nothing Speaker (kstreet607.com)
- Boehner to Senate: Get off your ‘ass’ (tv.msnbc.com)
Currently, 95% of spending on means-tested poverty assistance falls into four categories: cash assistance, health assistance, housing assistance, and social and family services. Welfare spending has increased on a year-over-year basis regardless of whether the economy has improved or unemployment has declined, and is projected to continue this dramatic rise indefinitely. Spending on these poverty programs will rise approximately 80% from FY2013-FY2022, representing a total cost of $11 trillion – roughly one quarter of cumulative federal spending. Slowing the growth rate from 80% to a still massive 60% would thus result, according to standard congressional budget accounting, in a $1 trillion savings over ten years. “
- How much do welfare recipients make in a day? (trommetter.com)
- Federal Welfare Spending to Skyrocket 80 Percent in Next Decade (amren.com)
- Welfare Spending Could Increase 80 Percent In Next Decade (personalliberty.com)
- Total Welfare Spending Equates to $168 per Day for Every Household in Poverty (whitenewsnow.com)
- Unaffordable (righttruth.typepad.com)
- Want to Preserve Your Children’s Future? Slow the Growth of Welfare Spending (powerlineblog.com)
- The GOP’s 1 Trillion Dollar Lie (inthesetimes.com)
- Ron Paul statement on “fiscal cliff” vote (ronpaulnews.net)
- Reid: Obama has accomplished even more than FDR, you know (hotair.com)
- Welfare Spending Dwarfs Poverty (powerlineblog.com)
From Americans For Prosperity Comes This Novel Approach
Or Send A Note Of Thanks To Those On The Nice List
” Members of Congress have been making backroom deals and preparing to bring you a season’s greeting of their own called “Merry Taxmas!” Americans for Prosperity wants to keep “Taxmas” from happening, by ensuring Congress keeps its promise of cutting wasteful government spending. Please follow the steps below to make your voice heard this holiday season.”
“Have you ever wondered how much we as taxpayers actually owe because of commitments politicians have made on our behalf? Turns out, the answer is not as simple as you might think.
The place to start is with a report put out annually by the U.S. Treasury. There I learned that the federal government officially recognizes an outstanding debt of $17.5 trillion. This amount consists of $10.2 trillion in government debt held by the public, plus pension and retirement benefits owed to federal employees.”
Even these numbers are deceptive …
”So let’s see if I’ve got this right. I’ve been paying Social Security taxes for some 45 years or so and the federal government doesn’t officially admit that it owes me a dime. The same is true for 45 years of Medicare taxes. But it does admit that it owes pension benefits and post-retirement medical benefits to federal workers. As a taxpayer, I’m liable for all the promises the government has made to its own employees. But federal workers are not liable (necessarily) for all the promises the government has made to me”
Our Social Security and Medicare isn’t guaranteed but federal employee’s retirement benefits are …
” If today’s seniors get everything that’s been promised to them, they can expect to receive $12.8 trillion in Social Security and Medicare benefits beyond the estimated taxes and premiums that will be collected to fund those programs.”
Hold your nose and read the rest . It isn’t pretty
Lawrence Kudlow interviews Alan Greenspan and they contrast the Reagan recovery with Obama’s …er … r
” Now contrast President Reagan’s performance with President Obama’s recent attack on business. Instead of exhorting entrepreneurship, Mr. Obama demonized it. Here’s the money quote: “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
That’s a put down to business recovery, not an exhortation. Reagan praised entrepreneurs into recovery. Why must Obama trash them into recession?
Great innovators like Thomas Alva Edison, Henry Ford, and Andrew Carnegie didn’t rely on government. There was hardly any of it in those days. More recently, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Larry Ellison used genius to put brand-new ideas into production.
Then you’ve got a whole smaller class of entrepreneurs: The electricians, bakers, clothing designers, and financial planners. They don’t depend on government. It’s always been a question of the American genius of entrepreneurship that makes the country run. And that’s optimism. It’s not name-calling or negativism. But it is the reliance on government under Obama that has undermined the morale of our economy.
In an interview this week,Treasury Secretary Geithner said the problem with the economy is insufficient government spending. But I would argue that government spending is the problem . ”
This statement by Tim “Turbotax” Geitner ably demonstrate the cluelessness that reigns supreme in this administration ..
It’s like learning that 1 trillion seconds
equals 38,688 years, while the average
human life spans 2.4 billion seconds —
among analogies compiled by the Heritage
Foundation to help explain the gravity of
the national debt. Well, here’s another
one, this inspired by the Mega Millions
jackpot, a mere $6560 million.
“The largest jackpot ever would be spent
by the federal government in 80 minutes,”
reads a caption by Indianapolis Star
editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel in his
“To see how fast the federal government is
spending money, divide the budget for
2011 by 8,760 hours in a year you get over
$400 million per hour,” Mr. Varvel
explains. “If you spent $1 million every
day since the time Christ was born until
now, you will have spent approximately $
735 billion. Think about that. $1 million
every day for 2012 years and you still will
not have spent $1 trillion. And we’re $
15.5 trillion in debt. Where will it
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