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Federal Budget Cuts

Investing in the Underdog

Matthew Melmed | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
Matthew Melmed

As champions for the underdog, one would assume that, as a nation, we would try to increase babies' odds for success. Yet, the opposite is true. We have actually put a lid on opportunities that help young children thrive and learn starting at birth.

Austerity Is Poisoning The Economy, In 2 Charts

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business

Austerity is like a bad tattoo: It's going to be with us, causing misery, for years to come. The broad spending cuts that were the fruits of the Re...

IMF Chief: U.S. Budget Cuts Are 'Inappropriate'

Reuters | Ingrid Melander and Michel Rose | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - The U.S. federal budget cuts are an inappropriate measure that will weigh on potential growth, IMF chief Christine...

Changing the Sequester for the FAA Adds Insult to Injury for Cancer-Affected Families

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Deborah J. Cornwall

Now we've learned what it takes to get legislators to do something smart about at least a part of the sequester: make them wait for hours on the tarmac because air traffic controllers are on furlough caused by mindless budget cuts.

Pro-Beyonce, Anti-Space Program, Libertarian Toastmasters Have A Lot To Say

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.18.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Aaron Fitzgerald used to help coordinate a group called Liberty on the Rocks. "A monthly happy hour," he says. "It's a group of liber...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Sequestration Austerity Hits 'Ultra-Conservative Utopia'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As across-the-board federal budget cuts ripple across the country, local officials in Kansas have been left scrambling to fund air traff...

Ryan Grim

Obama Hits Wealthy On The Runway

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the most part, the super wealthy are not directly affected by cuts to government services. Private security guards, private schools ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Pennsylvania District Protests Toll Of Sequestration Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

As most congressional lawmakers spend Easter recess hosting town halls and fundraising, Rep. Matthew Cartwright (D-Pa.) plans to highlight the impact ...

The Path to Second-term Success Goes Through Space

Jim Bell | Posted 05.04.2013 | Science
Jim Bell

Pursuing the goals of the U.S. space program presents an extraordinary opportunity for the administration's second-term agenda. A path to a strong manufacturing base, STEM education, advances in clean energy, and ultimately a thriving middle-class, goes through space.

Every University Is Bracing For Massive Cuts This Week

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.27.2013 | College

The impending federal budget cuts known as the sequester, which will go into effect on Friday without action by Congress, are poised to have a signifi...

Virginia Stands To Suffer

Richmond Times-Dispatch | John Reid Blackwell | Posted 04.22.2013 | DC

The U.S. economy likely won't face a major threat from sequestration, but Virginia is among the states that stand to suffer the most from the $85 bill...

The Threat of Sequestration: What Federal Leaders Should Be Doing Right Now

Tom Fox | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

There is a general assumption, or at least the hope, that reasonable heads will prevail and sequestration will be avoided after several dramatic rounds of brinksmanship.

Greg Rosalsky

IMF Report Warns Against Austerity In U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business

The U.S. economy will continue to grow at a sluggish rate in the coming year as government spending cuts threaten its recovery, according to a new rep...

Max J. Rosenthal

Veterans Shielded From Massive Budget Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Office of Management and Budget, a White House agency, ruled on Monday that the Department of Veterans Affairs would be exempt from ...

Non-cents! Pennies To Go Away

CP | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business

OTTAWA -- There may still be pennies from heaven, but they won't be coming from the mint much longer. The humble one-cent piece is set to disappea...

Janell Ross

Cancer Screening Budget Cuts May Prove Deadly for Some Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

Government budget cuts may prove deadly for low-income women who are increasingly unable to get critical cancer screenings that once were offered free...

Janell Ross

Federal Budget Cuts Imperil Social Services In Florida City

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

In the three decades that Fred Marinelli has spent leafing though grant applications from nonprofit groups in Hialeah, Fla., assessing their performan...

Minister Volunteers Department For Deepest Cuts

CBC | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home

Canada's heritage minister says his own department will be cut first and perhaps deepest in order to give more money to arts groups during the next bu...

Alexander Eichler

Homeless Rate Ready To Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

Although the recession has officially been over for two years, the worst may be to come for many people. Job losses rose during the last few years....

Obama To Federal Agencies: Turn Off Your Swag

Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

Any federal employees looking to turn their swag on anytime soon could likely be stopped by President Barack Obama. And the creators of said swag are ...

Budget Talks Put Dems Over a Barrel (Again)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

[After hours, just a short walk from the Capitol...] "We're gonna do it again -- I can feel it." "Do what again?" "What we always do -- we're go...

States That Cut The Most Funding Lost The Most Jobs: Analysis

Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

Republican governors have touted spending cuts as both fiscally responsible, and economically prudent. But a new analysis casts doubt on that narrativ...

John Boehner, GOP Play Hard Ball In Talks Over Raising Debt Ceiling

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a tough-talking House Speaker John Boehner who warned Wall Street this week that Congress won't raise the government's debt ceili...

John Boehner: Tax Hikes 'Off The Table'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner is insisting tax increases are "off the table" in negotiations with the Obama administration and congressional...

DNC Nominee: 'Shared Sacrifice Going To Be Necessary'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Democratic party says voters understand that a combination of spending cuts and tax hikes will ...