Tag Archives: budget

LPNC: North Carolina deserves a better budget

LPNC-BumperStickerPress Release from the Libertarian Party of North Carolina

While there a some commendable provisions in the new North Carolina state budget, it still isn’t the best deal for North Carolina, state Libertarian Party Chair J.J. Summerell said in a statement today.

“About 60 days late and many, many dollars short, Republican legislators have finally agreed on a state budget.… Read more ...

Green Shadow Cabinet: The Black Budget

September 18, 2013

Marsha Coleman Adebayo, Director of Government Transparency and Accountability

The existence of a secret U.S. budget, amounting to a well-financed shadow government, used to spy on American citizens and monitor their daily activities, was always derisively consigned to insane conspiracy theorists. However, recent revelations by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden have exposed details of the secret budgets used by the intelligence community, known as the “Black Budget.”

The reported amount of this budget is approximately $52.6 billion.

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Reform Party of California: America’s debt and elusive economic reality

Context

Somewhere along the line, someone said that compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe.[1] That is an exaggeration, but it makes a point. Money subject to compounded interest increases exponentially over time.[2] That is good if you are saving money, can get a relatively good rate of return and have time.

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Green Shadow Cabinet: Obama budget: More cuts are coming

Obama budget: More cuts are coming 
June 11, 2013
Jack Rasmus, Chairman of the Federal Reserve

With Obama’s publication of his 2014 budget proposals this past April 2013, the current round of deficit cutting set in motion by Obama’s Simpson-Bowles Commission four years ago may be coming to a conclusion of sorts by this September 2013.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: U.S. Senate Passes a Budget; Now the Work Begins

Darryl W. Perry is a writer whose articles are published in several publications, including the monthly newspaper The Sovereign.  He is a co-host on a radio show on Liberty Radio Network. He is the owner and managing editor of Free Press Publications (FPP.cc). Perry is a co-founder and co-chairman of the New Hampshire Liberty Party, a party created in September 2012 to promote secession of the state from the federal government and individual liberty.Read more ...

Root & Johnson Headline Project to Restore America – Baltimore

Project to Restore America

JUST ANNOUNCED: 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson to give PTRA Keynote Address…
Hello. I’m Wendy Bidwell, Director of The Project to Restore America.

I’m pleased to announce the details of our 1st Annual Conference…

And I’d like to personally invite you to join us in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, November 19.… Read more ...

Libertarians Call Spending Compromise “Travesty”

Posted on the LP website:

For Immediate Release
Friday, April 15, 2011

Libertarians call spending compromise “travesty”

WASHINGTON – Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict issued the following statement today:

“Just in time for Tax Day, the Republicans and Democrats in Congress have joined hands to clobber American taxpayers.

“According to the Associated Press, the 2011 spending compromise will ‘cut federal outlays from non-war accounts by just $352 million through Sept.… Read more ...

DC Statehood Greens challenge Mayor Gray: “Don’t balance the budget on the backs of DC’s working people and unemployed!”

PRESS CONFERENCE
When: Monday, March 28, 6 pm
Where: In front of Eastern High School, 1700 East Capitol Street NE
Theme: Let’s Make ‘One City’ a Reality with a Just DC Budget and Tax Plan

WASHINGTON, DC — DC Statehood Green Party activists will challenge
Mayor Vincent Gray on the District’s budget priorities at a press
conference immediately preceding the Mayor’s ‘State of the District’
address on Monday, March 28.… Read more ...

Florida Tea Party responds to State of the State address

Press release emailed to IPR:

“I was pleased with the tone and subjects covered by the Governor. We strongly support Governor Scott’s efforts to bring the state budget under control and be on the side of the taxpayers of Florida.”

“Governor Scott will have a tough fight on his hands to overcome the forces of special interests to implement his bold initiatives.… Read more ...

LNC Receives Proposed Budget

Gold America Group:

IN:

Dues 573,500
Donations 209,000
Recurring Gifts 408,000
Board Solicitation 200,000
Publications 24,000
Total 1,414,500

OUT:
Cost of Raising Money
Fundraising 150,000
Membership Fundraising 234,500
Total 384,500

Net 1,030,000
OUT
SPENDING
Administrative Costs 369,500
Compensation 522,000
Affiliate Support 9,000
Brand Development 52,000
Campus Outreach 9,300
Litigation 12,000
Media 2,000
Member Communication 44,000
Outreach/PR/Marketing 9,000

More discussion at Gold America Group article, as well as a separate article at the same source, LNC Member Norm Olsen Praises LNC Staff, Criticizes Budget.… Read more ...

Darrell Castle: Freedom Fighters and Public-Sector Unions

by Darrell Castle
Constitution Party National Committee Vice-Chairman

What do the people rioting in the Middle East and the people protesting reductions in public-sector union bargaining rights have in common?

Not much, but the driving force behind each of them is similar, and that driving force is economic hardship.

What we are likely seeing is the crumbling of a world economic order that has existed for decades if not for centuries.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA: ‘Democracy in the Streets: Madison Mobilizes to Defeat the Anti-Labor Walker’

by Omar Mohamad, Socialist Party of South Central Wisconsin and Billy Wharton, co-chair Socialist Party USA:

The mass protests led by public employees unions in Madison, Wisconsin have been presented by some mainstream commentators as a labor’s last stand. They are not. They are a spark, a spark with the potential to create a new protest movement capable of revitalizing our unions, radicalizing student organizing and creating a space for democratic socialist politics.… Read more ...