Posts Tagged ‘deficit’

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    Economic Growth

    Jul 19, 10 • 442 Views • No Comments

    Did someone once say, where you look determines what you see? For evaluating the impact of federal spending, perhaps that is the problem. Some economists emphasize the connection between federal spending and the change in GDP (national production)....  [read more]

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    A Federal Workers Cost Cutting Contest

    Jul 10, 10 • 308 Views • No Comments

    Last year’s winning idea for the second annual federal worker’s cost cutting contest (SAVE) was from A Department of Veterans Affairs employee. Scheduled for the fiscal 2012 budget, the suggestion will save a projected $14.5 million by 2014 by...  [read more]

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    Will the US Postal Service Think Outside the Box?

    Jul 9, 10 • 240 Views • No Comments

    Do you care about Saturday mail delivery? Amazon does. Hallmark does. Catalog companies and and mail service pharmacies do. By contrast, Netflix has said it could accept the elimination of Saturday mail. Trying to decide what to do about the huge financial...  [read more]

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    Paying Fannie Mae’s Bills

    Jun 22, 10 • 299 Views • No Comments

    Each of us is helping to pay a $10 million monthly grass mowing bill. Why? Because of homes that are owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. As GSE’s (government sponsored enterprises), Fannie and Freddie had purchased mortgages from financial...  [read more]

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    A Plastic Penny?

    May 12, 10 • 390 Views • No Comments

    How do you feel about the penny and the nickel? If you care about the federal budget, you might want to mint them more inexpensively. But, if you own a laundromat, you disagree.    Pennies are actually copper coated pieces of zinc while nickels are...  [read more]