Tag: ‘spending caps’

Budget Battles and Filing Follies: The Sagas Continue

By :: March 23rd, 2015

As the GOP gears up to make peace between House and Senate budgets, Senator Bernie Sanders has an idea about war funding. The GOP Congress will need to reconcile their budgets in the next several weeks—for the first time in a decade. They want to come together to repeal and offer an alternative to the […]

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Spending Caps, Medicare Vouchers, and Magical Thinking

By :: May 10th, 2011

Want to know why caps on federal spending will never work? Just take a look at proposed Medicare vouchers that are included in the House-passed 2012 budget framework.  Faced with an arbitrary ceiling on spending, a determined Congress could easily turn those subsidies into tax credits. They’d  be exempt from spending limits but still add billions […]

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