Tag: budget
Call Their Bluff
The District Attorney of Contra Costa County, California—one of the wealthiest regions in the United States, with a median household income of $86,709—has announced that his office will no longer prosecute assaults, thefts, burglaries, felony drug cases, shoplifting, trespassing, and a host of other crimes, due to budget cuts. Needless to say, an uproar...
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When Is an Earmark Not an Earmark?
From President Obama’s speech to Congress Tuesday evening: I’m proud that we passed the recovery plan free of earmarks, and I want to pass a budget next year that ensures that each dollar we spend reflects only our most important national priorities. No earmarks among the $787 billion authorized in the bill’s 1,073 pages?...
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