Search Results for ""the budget"" : 19

by / on March 7, 2013 at 12:39 pm / in Domestic

The Hot Potato

by When the dust clears, the recently realized sequestration maneuver will succeed to do at least one thing: to show Americans that our budget crisis cannot be solved without addressing entitlement spending. As of the spending cuts that were officially triggered this past weekend, the United States has at least started the grueling process of balancing its budget after decades of decadence, indulgence, mismanagement, and shortsightedn…

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by / on October 1, 2002 at 1:29 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, Media, New York

The Business of Politics

…will furnish a solution for the city’s economic malaise. “I hope that his skills as a businessman [will] help in the budget crunch,” Eimicke said. “A lot of people in the public sector have not had a strong feel for the market economy in New York.” Bloomberg’s handling of the budget crisis presents another opportunity for comparison with Koch. Throughout the 1980s, Koch faced similar budget crunches, with deficits ranging from $1.4 billion to $2…

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by / on March 23, 2015 at 8:39 pm / in Africa, Current Issue, World

Who’s Responsible?

…break. One source of the problem is the WHO’s budgetary structure, which has two separate branches. One share of the budget is comprised of the mandatory contributions from each member state, called “assessed contributions,” and the allocation of these funds is left to the discretion of the Director General. The other share of the budget consists of voluntary contributions from individual governments, non-governmental foundations, and other organ…

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by / on October 31, 2010 at 8:48 pm / in Congress, Content, Domestic, Issue

Bubba’s Playbook

by Just under two years ago, a young Democratic president took office after leading his party to majorities in both chambers of Congress, reshaping the political landscape after a period of conservative dominance. After enduring bruising legislative battles on top priorities like comprehensive health care reform, the Democrats stand to lose both the House and the Senate, and a new generation of Republicans is waiting to deliver on a mu…

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by / on October 31, 2010 at 8:58 pm / in Business, Congress, Content, Domestic, Issue

The Debt Offensive: Focusing on Entitlements

by In the first half of 2010, investor confidence in several European nations plummeted. For years these nations had experienced debt accumulation and increasing budget deficits. Understanding the urgency of the crisis, virtually all Western European countries—even financially secure ones—implemented austerity programs and made efforts to decrease structural deficits. Despite the transnational support for austerity, the policy has been…

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by / on February 21, 2016 at 4:57 pm / in Current Issue, Europe, Middle East, Web Columnists, World

Short-term Shock or “New Normal”: Oil’s Impact on Saudi Policy

by With oil hovering around $30 a barrel, investors are parsing the balance sheets of oil companies, separating the feeble from potential survivors. While (some) companies may be the first to reach insolvency, should prices remain suppressed the stability of entire nations may come into question as well: Russia relies on oil for 50% of government revenue, Venezuela 40%, and Nigeria 75%. The Gulf states are even more reliant — Sau…

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by / on April 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm / in Humor

CPRoundup: Ryan’s “Trojan Horse”

by The Ryan plan: The millionaire’s best friend Last Thursday, the House of Representatives approved Paul Ryan’s budget proposal for the 2013 fiscal year. Leaving aside the fact that it faces certain death in the still-Democratically-controlled Senate, there are reasons that it probably shouldn’t have passed in the first place. Principal among these is the proposal that came from the Congressional Black Caucus, which 75 Democrats vote…

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by / on April 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm / in Domestic, Most Recent Column, Opinion

Saving Chairman Ryan

by You can say whatever you want about House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R- WI), but you can’t deny this—the man has cojones. Not just because his “Path to Prosperity” budget proposal takes a chainsaw to virtually every sacred cow in the federal budget, but because unlike everyone else in the game, he actually has a plan. That’s dangerous. And the contenders for the Republican nomination know that, hence their reluctance to sa…

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by / on August 13, 2012 at 10:06 am / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

The Ryan-Romney Ticket

…he next “President of the United States” This election just got an upgrade. Ryan will force Romney to talk about the budget, and therefore, it will force the president to talk about the budget. But Ryan won’t give Romney much of a bump with independents, because Romney won’t succeed in connecting his (Ryan’s) vision to voters. But President Obama can connect; he did it four years ago. So I like the pick. Not only because I think Obama will win, b…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:52 am / in Cover Story

Grooming the Globe

by Illustration by Daryl Seitchik One can hardly fail to notice the growing “cornflake-ification” of politics in the midst of the 2012 Republican primaries. Ideology has become irrelevant; the focus is now on personality. A candidate’s hairstyle counts as much as his views on immigration – or on, say, Libya. The voter is the consumer, the candidate the product. Behind this growing business lurk some of the most powerful men of the mod…

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