Congressman Matt Salmon (R - Arizona), via Wikimedia Commons

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.
President Obama's last State of the Union, via YouTube

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.
A participatory budget meeting, via Costa Constantinides / Flickr

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.
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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.
Dr. Rosalyn Yalow at her Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital, October 13, 1977, after learning she was one of three American doctors awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine that year. (Photo by USIA)

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.
Fruits and vegetables via Shutterstock

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.
Mother chimpanzee and her baby via Shutterstock

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.
Cattle killed by freak South Dakota blizzard, courtesy of CBS video.

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.
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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.
Terrorist via Shutterstock (with Xmas hat thrown on)

New GOP debt ceiling offer: We’ll put off shooting the hostages til Christmas

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Republicans offer not to shoot the hostages now, if Obama let’s GOP shoot them at Christmas.
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