Category Archives: Budget

So let me understand- Head Start and Sequester

So let me understand…….

The Administration has sent our dire warnings on how sequester would affect the Head Start Program. They claim 70,000 students would be thrown out of Head start due to the 5% reduction from Sequestration. Let us look at the facts: Continue reading

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So let me understand…… Navigators

The Administration announced that “navigators” will start to be hired in October. Their purpose is to help people decide what insurance they want to purchase in the health exchanges. Some facts about them: Continue reading

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So let me understand….Congress

So let me understand……….

The Administration and Congressional Democrats have been complaining how bad Sequester is and how there is no money to cut. They say the $85 Billion will lead to disaster. So far, even though it has been designed to hurt in places where it is highly visible and can get the most sympathy, we have survived without any major disruptions. Many people, including me, have come up with places we should cut the money being spent as it is a total waste of funds or accomplishes little.
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So let me understand…Veterans

The GSA (Government Services Administration) is tasked with the job of maintaining all government buildings. We currently have 45,000 buildings across the nation that are empty or mostly under -utilized. The cost of maintaining these empty buildings is about $2billion annually Continue reading

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So let me understand….

So let me understand the White House could not find the money to keep open the White House Tours and is threatening to cancel the Easter Egg hunt but: Continue reading

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So let me understand……Spring Break for One or Egg Hunt for Thousands?

So let me understand- The White House is threatening not to have the Annual Easter Egg hunt for budgetary reasons. Yet almost all the workers are volunteers and corporations underwrite almost the entire cost by purchasing the eggs kids find. Yet; Continue reading

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So let me understand….No Money for White House Tours???

So let me understand- Because of Sequester, the White House had to shut down tours by the public saving $76,000 weekly. Continue reading

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