Tag Archive: budget

Feb 20 2010

Update: Why Reconciliation? [Where HealthCare Stands]

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Leading up to the mid-January special election for the late Senator Kennedy’s seat, I wrote a brief post on the Democrats’ backup plan if Brown won.  Well, Brown won, and reconciliation has been called for.  Here’s a deeper look at the process and how it’s being used.  Budget reconciliation is a provision of the Congressional …

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Feb 08 2010

Stage 2, Deploy! NASA in the New Millennium

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When a CNN article broke today over NASA Administrator Charles Bolden’s concerns about job losses under Obama’s proposed budget (check it out: Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2011), my first reaction was of frustration and disgust.  “Always, they are stripping the space exploration budgets!” I cried.  A quick dig into the Whitehouse.gov …

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