What if a proposed budget was created from fear?
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… and what if the proposed budget was accomplished on the backs of the middle class?
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R.J. Matson in the St. Louis Post Dispatch:
… and what if the Republicans really BELIEVED their budget was balanced?
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“This is not about the budget at all… this is about trying to destroy people’s right to collectively bargain. If you begin with a dishonest approach…and begin making threats…it’s a really an assault on Wisconsin‘s traditions. It’s really something a new governor shouldn’t be doing.”
“I call on him tonight to pull back, to drop this issue of collective bargaining and get back to budgeting“
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Yesterday evening, the U.S. House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, which sets the initial funding level for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), approved a $2.5 million increase for the NEA in its FY 2011 spending bill. Chairman Jim Moran (D-VA), a longtime champion of arts and culture, presided over his first Interior spending bill as chairman of the subcommittee. It is significant that Chairman Moran has proposed an increase for the agency in light of a spending freeze on federal discretionary funds and a lower budget request by the administration. Please send a message to your members of Congress telling them to support this funding increase that Chairman Moran made in subcommittee!
Currently funded at $167.5 million, this increase would bring the NEA’s budget to $170 million. In his statement, Chairman Moran acknowledged that, “the increase recognizes the value we place, as a nation, on our artistic and cultural heritage.”
Here is a clip from the article at Politico: