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Federal Government Spending

The U.S. Government Has Hurt The Economy In 11 Of The Past 12 Quarters

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business

The U.S. economy has just gone through some big, big changes. Big, good changes! But one thing has not changed: federal government spending, which can...

How Republicans Have Trashed The Economy, In 1 Chart

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.04.2013 | Business

The next time a Republican tells you government spending is out of control, the chart below is all you need to prove otherwise. The Financial Times...

Sequestration -- What the President and Congress Can Learn From School Districts

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Is it really possible that the president and Congress (who are the elected representatives of the people) cannot agree on any reasonable reductions that would not imperil the health and safety of the nation?

The Fragile Health of Government's Human Resources

Tom Fox | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

The federal government's human resources (HR) community is like the proverbial shoemaker's children -- they're busy helping others in government address workforce needs while their own workforce languishes.

Obama On Defense As Republicans Pounce On Critical Issue

AP | KEN THOMAS and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Government spending and debt are emerging as a campaign tug-of-war, with Mitt Romney blaming President Barack Obama for a "prairie fire ...

Big Losers In Contentious Debate Cry Foul

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 04.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Federal workers have become the go-to targets as Congress, and the White House, search for ways to lower the deficit, pay for tax c...

Study Finds Gov. Workers Cheaper Than Contractors, As Politicians Tout Cutting Their Ranks

Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

The federal government could save billions of dollars by doing more work in-house instead of outsourcing to private contractors, a new study shows. ...

The War on Ponzi-Style Government Waste

Linda E. Brooks Rix | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Linda E. Brooks Rix

Given the current budget and deficit crisis, government needs to find savings fast and in large sums. A good place to start is to cut off all franchise and working capital funds. Put the money back in the programs they were appropriated to support.

Conflict of Interest and Shakedowns at OPM

Linda E. Brooks Rix | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda E. Brooks Rix

Very few private sector companies or government agencies have weathered the recession as well as the Office of Personnel Management, thanks to a business model built on conflict of interest, lack of accountability and anti-competitive practices.

Deficit Commission Staffers Being Paid By Outside Groups Sparks Criticism

The Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The outsourcing has come under sharp criticism from seniors' organizations and liberal activists, who say the strategy is part of a broader conservati...

Go Out and Use Your Voice!

Joss Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joss Stone

Have a say! You each individually have a mind and a mouth that finally you have a right to use. This vote is your only weapon, so go ahead and use it .