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2011-07-25 19:05:00

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House Speaker John Boehner's new budget proposal would require deep cuts in the years immediately ahead in Social Security and Medicare benefits for current retirees, the repeal of health reform's coverage expansions, or wholesale evisceration of basic assistance programs for vulnerable Americans. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100209/CBPPLOGO) The plan is, thus, tantamount to a form of "class warfare." If enacted, it...

2011-07-15 18:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The "Cut, Cap, and Balance Act" that the House of Representatives will vote on next week stands out as one of the most ideologically extreme pieces of major budget legislation to come before Congress in years, if not decades. It would go a long way toward enshrining Grover Norquist's version of America into law. It is so extreme that even the budget plan of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan would not fully satisfy its requirements...

2006-02-06 18:11:07

By Caren Bohan and Andrea Hopkins WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush proposed on Monday to boost defense spending, slow Medicare's growth and cut a host of domestic programs in a $2.77 trillion budget that sought to soothe Republican frustrations over high deficits. With congressional elections looming in November, the fiscal 2007 blueprint came under swift attack from Democrats, who said elderly and working Americans would bear the brunt of Bush's fiscal mismanagement. A...

2006-02-06 18:10:00

By Caren Bohan and Andrea Hopkins WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush proposed on Monday to boost defense spending, slow Medicare's growth and cut a host of domestic programs in a $2.77 trillion budget that sought to soothe Republican frustrations over high deficits. With congressional elections looming in November, the fiscal 2007 blueprint came under swift attack from Democrats, who said elderly and working Americans would bear the brunt of Bush's fiscal mismanagement. A prominent...

2006-02-06 17:13:36

By Caren Bohan and Andrea Hopkins WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Monday proposed a $2.77 trillion budget that cuts programs from Medicare to education, prompting Democratic criticism that the elderly and working Americans were bearing the brunt of his fiscal mismanagement. Facing election-year pressure from conservative Republicans to get tougher on spending, Bush asked the U.S. Congress in his fiscal 2007 budget to cut discretionary programs outside national...

2006-02-06 16:56:31

By Caren Bohan and Andrea Hopkins WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Monday proposed a $2.77 trillion budget that cuts programs from Medicare to education, prompting Democratic criticism that the elderly and working Americans were bearing the brunt of his fiscal mismanagement. Facing election-year pressure from conservative Republicans to get tougher on spending, Bush asked the U.S. Congress in his fiscal 2007 budget to cut discretionary programs outside national...

2006-02-06 11:21:07

By Caren Bohan and Andrea Hopkins WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Monday proposed a $2.77 trillion budget for 2007 that cuts domestic programs from Medicare to community policing while bolstering security spending, even as he seeks to tame a soaring deficit. Facing election-year pressure from conservative Republicans to get tougher on spending, Bush asked the U.S. Congress to virtually freeze discretionary programs outside national security. Bush proposed a record...

2006-02-06 11:03:53

By Caren Bohan and Andrea Hopkins WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Monday proposed a $2.77 trillion budget for 2007 that cuts domestic programs from Medicare to community policing while bolstering security spending, even as he seeks to tame a soaring deficit. Facing election-year pressure from conservative Republicans to get tougher on spending, Bush asked the U.S. Congress to virtually freeze discretionary programs outside national security. Bush proposed a record...

2006-02-06 10:42:21

By Caren Bohan and Andrea Hopkins WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Monday proposed a $2.77 trillion fiscal 2007 budget that cuts domestic programs from community policing to Medicare while bolstering security spending as he seeks to tame a soaring deficit. Facing election-year pressure from conservative Republicans to get tougher on spending, Bush asked the U.S. Congress to virtually freeze discretionary programs outside national security. Bush proposed a record...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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