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An estimate of costs, revenues, and resources over a specified period, reflecting a reading of future financial conditions and goals

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Does the US 2013 sequester affect politicians own salaries and benefits?

From Big cuts spur calls to Congress from irate constituents, Thomas Ferraro, Reuters: They have not worked together in Washington. And so the across-the-board cuts of the so-called "sequester&...
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What is this “Other” category of US federal spending and why is it so high compared to 2008?

In researching this question: " Where did all this deficit come from? " - I stumbled on the fact that "Other" spending catgory was the 4th largest spending increase in 2009-2012 period compared to ...
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What is the current impact of TARP (bank bailout) on US deficit?

As far as I am aware, at least some of the money that was given by US Government under TARP was paid back to the government. As such, how much of the ~$800 Billion was given back to the treasury and ...
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What percentage of the 2013 budget does the sequester cuts represent?

The sequester cuts to the growth in spending of the federal budget will result in a reduction in a increase in spending of $85 billion. What percentage of the 2013 budget does this represent?
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Will the Sequester result in an increase in spending over 2012?

Several news organizations are reporting that if the Sequester is allowed to be implemented it will most likely not be felt by most Americans, and that even with the Sequester cuts 2013 spending will ...
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What prevents the U.S Congress from adopting a capital budget?

Most American states are required, by law, to balance their budgets. As a result, they do - to a large extent. The United States federal government, however, does not, and has not for many years. ...
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Does depreciation count in scoring a budget proposal?

I'm going to be meeting with my Congressman soon about a modest proposal I have that could be a big deal. My Congressman (Frank Wolf) is a big proponent of telecommuting already, and is quite aware ...
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What percentage of federal U.S. government employees are considered non-essential during a governmnent shutdown?

There have been two U.S. government shutdowns in recent history, Nov 1995 and Dec 1995. Looming government shutdowns seem to be a bit of a joke as read here, or on NPR Still, with so many federal ...
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What exactly was in the 2012 fiscal cliff deal?

So what exactly was in the 2012 fiscal cliff deal that congress passed at the beginning of 2013? I understand that they further extended the Bush tax cuts for people making less than $400 thousand to ...
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Could raising the tax on the wealthy, without cutting spending, balance the federal budget in the US?

Some of the stalemate over the Fiscal Cliff has been over whether to raise the tax rate on the wealthy in order to raise additional revenue. One argument that is frequently made is that the main ...

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