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Trump budget director: It’s “compassionate” to cut Meals on Wheels for elderly, vets

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Donald Trump’s budget director Mick Mulvaney defended Trump’s proposed cuts to Meals on Wheels by arguing that such cuts were actually “compassionate” because ...

Congressman Matt Salmon’s oddly specific budgetary hit list

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This man is on a mission in his final year in office to be as trivial and possible.

Two cool things buried in President Obama’s budget, which Republicans aren’t even reading

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It would appear that President Obama does, in fact, know what he’s doing.

Cambridge, MA is doing a participatory budget because participatory budgets are the best budgets

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When done right, participatory budgets are textbook examples of how to foster civic traditions.

As Kasich plots “moderate” run, Ohio’s budget gets extreme

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Talking nice doesn’t make you a moderate if your policies hurt working families.

The GOP’s Ebola death panels

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The Republican party just gutted President Obama’s request to study experimental Ebola treatments.

Sequester cut funding to 1,000 researchers

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But the harm went far beyond the researchers. It affected students, other researchers, and sick people worldwide.

GOP (read: Fox News) verklempt over proposed “devastating cuts” to military spending

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GOP does with defense what it claims Dems do with entitlements – spend and spend, because enough is never enough.

Supermarket death panels: A look at why Food Stamps matter

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Try feeding yourself on $4.43 a day, the avg. Food Stamp benefit before cuts, and see how long you last.

Retiring chimps are latest victims of Washington budget mess

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60 federal worker chimps were due to be retired, but now can’t, because of the ongoing budget mess in DC.

Pro-shutdown SD ranchers upset shutdown means no federal aid for devastating blizzard

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Republicans, including these ranchers, really need to get over their sense of selfish exceptionalism.

GOP: We can easily avoid default Thursday by not paying Social Security checks

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America has ten times the money it needs to pay its debt. All it has to do is kill off its seniors.
obamacare, ACA, affordable care act, health care reform, exchanges

Tentative government shutdown, debt-ceiling deal reached (well, in the Senate)

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Govt funded till January, debt ceiling moved to February, and Ds and Rs negotiate a new budget deal.
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