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Mitt Romney’s budget in less than 150 words

Money comes into the federal government through taxes and bonds. The vast majority of it is then spent on old-people programs, poor-people programs, and defense.

Mitt Romney is promising that taxes will go down, defense spending will go up, and old-people programs won’t change for this generation of retirees. So three of his four options for deficit reduction — taxes, old-people programs, and defense — are now either contributing to the deficit or are off-limits for the next decade.

Romney is also promising that he will pay for his tax cuts, pay for his defense spending, and reduce total federal spending by more than $6 trillion over the next 10 years. But the only big pot of money left to him is poor-people programs. So, by simple process of elimination, poor-people programs will have to be cut dramatically. There’s no other way to make those numbers work.

(Source: Washington Post, via brosephstalin-deactivated201212)

5 things to know about the Obama budget

think-progress:

1. It includes $350 billion in short-term measures to encourage job growth, including billions in infrastructure and schools.

2. The total budget reduces the deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade.

3. Unlike the last two GOP budgets, Obama’s budget protects Medicare and Medicaid from structural changes, and through small tweaks, saves $360 billion from those programs.

4. The budget eliminates 12 tax breaks to oil, gas, and coal companies, saving $41 billion over 10 years.

5. States will receive $30 billion in aid to prevent furtherlayoffs of firefighters, teachers, and police officers.

And we have 5 more facts on what you’ll find in Obama’s budget. 

think-progress:

MASS RIOTS in Athens, Greece.

At least 10 buildings went up in flames in protests today.

(Source: )

peak-society:

fearandwar:

This is an interesting tactic.

They did the same thing in 2008 and again in 2010, as well as capturing a bunch of firetrucks and drive them through police lines in Athens while shouting anti police slogans over the two way radios. 

THIS IS SO AWESOME. 
Coming this May:
We interrupt this broadcast to bring you an important message, the revolution has begun. Thank you.

peak-society:

fearandwar:

This is an interesting tactic.

They did the same thing in 2008 and again in 2010, as well as capturing a bunch of firetrucks and drive them through police lines in Athens while shouting anti police slogans over the two way radios. 

THIS IS SO AWESOME. 

Coming this May:

We interrupt this broadcast to bring you an important message, the revolution has begun. Thank you.

(via socialuprooting)

hipsterlibertarian:

What Thrives and What Dies During War?

From the article comes this outline:

Main Street Economy: Land, Labor, and Capital Harmed By War

  • Retail business
  • Real estate and Insurance
  • Art and Entertainment
  • Airlines and capital intensive industries
  • Manufacturing and Non-defense capital goods

The Unregulated Economy: Technology and Entrepreneurship Harmed By War

  • Technology
  • Internet
  • Banking privacy
  • Small businesses
  • New businesses

The Death Economy: Benefits From the Destruction of People, Peace, and Privacy

  • Military
  • Weapons Industry
  • Spies (CIA, FBI, etc.)
  • Government and Taxes
  • The News Media

The Devil Economy: Benefits From Government and War

  • Wall Street
  • Big Banks
  • Oil Service Companies
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare
  • Public Enterprises