Posts Tagged ‘discretionary spending’

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    A Tank of Gas

    Apr 27, 11 • 482 Views • No Comments

    A tank of gas is not just a tank of gas. Isn’t it a spending decision? The national average for a gallon of regular is close to $3.88 and higher in California. July 2008 was the last time we dealt with 4 dollar gas. One economist estimated that 4 dollar...  [read more]

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    A Budget Cut Mirage

    Feb 12, 11 • 314 Views • No Comments

    Reacting to concern about the federal deficit, the Republican leadership seems to be targeting $100 billion in discretionary spending cuts. Similarly, for his fiscal 2012 budget, President Obama recommends a 5-year freeze on non-security discretionary...  [read more]

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    A Federal Workers Cost Cutting Contest

    Jul 10, 10 • 293 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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    The Impact of an Asteroid

    Mar 6, 10 • 300 Views • No Comments

    From our “Economics is Everywhere” file:  Reviewing 20 years of research, a panel of 41 experts concluded that the asteroid that struck Mexico (at Chicxulub–chick-shoo-loob), 65 million years ago, extinguished the dinosaur...  [read more]