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Budget Control Act of 2011

The State of the Pentagon Budget Is Uncertain

William Hartung | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
William Hartung

President Obama spoke about a lot of things in his hour-and-10-minute State of the Union address last night, but there's one thing he didn't mention: the caps on Pentagon spending required by the Budget Control Act of 2011.

FDR, the Budget Control Act of 2011 and Pentagon Spending

Renee Parsons | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Renee Parsons

Once the politically-generated 'fiscal cliff' stalled in January with modestly raised tax revenues while cutting unemployment benefits, the first sequestration budget cut kicked in on March 1st despite a White House list of potentially horrendous cuts to education, transit, health care, housing, etc.

Sequestration: Economic Russian Roulette Comes to America

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Sheldon Filger

There are arguments currently underway as to how much of an impact 85 billion dollars in arbitrary spending reductions will have on a still fragile economy. These concerns miss the essential point.

Deadline Looms: Congress Needs to Get Serious, Cut the Pentagon Budget

Robert Greenwald | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

We must demand our elected representatives respond to our will, or else what are they in Washington for but to simply pad their pockets and those that keep them in power through lucrative political donations?

Don't Lay America's Debts on Vets' Shoulders

Jeremy Hilton | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics
Jeremy Hilton

This is a call to action for all military men and women, the veterans that came before them, and the families that support them both.

Presidential Election Choices: Recession In 2013 Or Speeding Faster Toward National Insolvency

Steven Strauss | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Steven Strauss

Welcome to American politics, also known as the theater of the absurd. If we re-elect Obama, we'll get deficit reductions, but also a recession in 2013. If we elect Romney, we'll avoid the recession, but we'll be on a path to national insolvency.

The Lost Forgotten Americans of 2012

Renee Parsons | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Renee Parsons

As the early weeks of the presidential campaign have shown, the American electorate can expect a mind-numbing election season devoid of a real debate on real issues offering real solutions for millions of desperate citizens.