Mississippi can’t quit federal money habit

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  Federal Government, Finances, Health Care, Louisiana, Mississippi, national debt, News, Politics, State Budgets, State Government, State House, State Politics, Taxes  /  No Comments

FLYING HIGH: Mississippi's state budget has the highest percentage of federal funds by any state, according to a recent report. PHOTO BY: CREATIVE COMMONS

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog

Mississippi can’t shake its addiction to federal funds.

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WI’s Walker says cut, but just not my money, and not that way

By   /  February 28, 2013  /  Budget, Featured, Federal Government, Finances, Governor, national debt, News, Scott Walker, State Budgets, State Government, State Politics, Wisconsin  /  1 Comment

Gov. Scott Walker

Part 8 of 11 in the series The Sequester

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Campaigning last year for Republican vice presidential hopeful and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan in Waukesha, Gov. Scott Walker pointed to a sign boldly noting the $16 trillion-plus national debt.
Walker looked at the hefty number, as most conservatives do, with [...]

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KITTLE: It’s the end of the world as we know it — and Congress still spends

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  Accountability, Budget, Commentary, Federal Government, national debt, Politics, Taxes, Transparency, U.S. Senate, Uncategorized, Wasteful spending, Wisconsin Commentary  /  No Comments

mayans

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
Maybe the Mayans had it right.
Congress sure is spending like there’s no tomorrow.
With the world slated to end Friday, and the U.S. scheduled to fall off the “fiscal cliff” 11 days later, it looks like your federal lawmakers want to spend like it’s 1999.
The Congress that needed a self-made fiscal crisis [...]

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WI: Fiscal Cliff notes — What’s at stake and who’s saying what

By   /  December 6, 2012  /  Budget, Featured, Federal Government, Finances, national debt, News, Politics, Politics & Elections, State Government, Taxes, U.S. House of Represenatives, U.S. Senate, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Wisconsin taxpayers could lose thousands of dollars and the state's economy could be out billions of dollars if the U.S. goes over the so-called 'fiscal cliff.'

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Badger State residents face some big questions as the clock ticks down on the looming “fiscal cliff.”
What happens if Congress and President Obama don’t come up with a deal to avoid the double-whammy of expiring tax breaks and automatic, across-the-board federal spending cuts?
What happens ultimately if the powers that [...]

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WI: Forsaking the pledge — Republicans say no to Norquist’s no-tax vow

By   /  December 3, 2012  /  Accountability, Economy, Featured, Federal Government, Finances, national debt, News, Taxes, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Some of Wisconsin GOP Congress members back away from Grover Norquist's tax pledge.

By M.D. Kittle  | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Is tax hater Grover Norquist Super Grover no more?
The mind and muscle behind Americans for Tax Reform and its Taxpayer Protection Pledge has of late seen some defectors from the agreement’s stringent demand that political candidates and incumbents oppose any and all tax increases.
Some of Wisconsin’s GOP congressional delegation, [...]

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