HHS Chief Judges Trump Budget by Success, Not Spending The US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, MD, today defended massive budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration for his department by saying that government spending doesn't equal government success. "If how ...
"Fear stops us from objecting to government spending on a bloated military. Fear means we will not ask unpleasant questions of those in power. Fear permits the government to operate in secret. Fear means we are willing to give up our rights and liberties for promises of security..."~ Chris Hedges [follow this link to find a brief clip based on Howard Zinn's essay "Empire or Humanity?: What the classroom didn’t teach me about the American empire"
"Politicians today have succeeded in casting government spending as reckless wastefulness that has made the economy worse. In contrast, they have advanced a policy of draconian budget cuts--austerity--to solve the financial crisis. We are told that we have all lived beyond our means and need to tighten our belts...placing the blame on the state, and the burden on the tax payer." Professor Mark Blyth
Gov. Rick Scott and other top Florida Republicans frequently complain about government spending, but they have quietly spent more than $237 million on private lawyers to advance and defend their agendas, an Associated Press investigation has found.
Saudis Plan Unprecedented Subsidy Cuts to Counter Oil Plunge
Confronting a drop in oil prices and mounting regional turmoil, Saudi Arabia reduced energy subsidies and allocated the biggest part of government spending in next year’s budget to defense and security.