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How a Library Can Survive a Budget Crisis - Libraries are essential to a community especially in difficult times. Due to rising costs and job losses, patrons may have had to cut their own expenses such as buying books or cancelling their internet service. In order to continue to have access to these materials, patrons turn to their libraries. However, libraries are often the first to get cut in budget reforms. A library can survive a budget crisis by making cuts, fundraising, developing trust, and media exposure. The two types of cuts a library can make is a visible or an invisible one....   [tags: Budget]
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Politics of the Federal Government Budget - ... Mandatory spending programs such as these amount to sixty four percent of the total spending by the US government. Mandatory spending differs from discretionary spending by the specifications of fulfilment. Mandatory spending programs’ benefits must be provided to the applicants regardless of cost, by law, each year. Congress can, however, limit mandatory programs’ spending for future years, by changing criteria or reducing benefits, but future solutions are not the answer to present problems....   [tags: budget compromise, reducing spending deficits]
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Bad Budget Cuts - Bad Budget Cuts The budget cuts being put into effect soon are all wrong. The government should not be putting the cuts on the military the cuts should be on something else. The military needs that money for a number of things. The government is coming up with the plan to cut the military’s money, cut a large sum of soldiers, make it to where the country will not be able to be protected, and puts thousands of soldiers in trouble because of increases in healthcare and decreases in pay. A plan to cut the military budget has been made and will most likely be put into effect soon....   [tags: military budget, defense spending]
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Education Budget Cuts - President Obama once stated, "Even as we find ways to cut spending, what we can't do is cut back on investments like education that will help us create jobs and grow our economy." Over the past three years, President Obama has done an exceptional job in guiding America's education system through its major money-based problem and money-based recession, and utilizing the change and reform that we need to better prepare children for he challenges of competing successfully in the 21st century worldwide economy....   [tags: budget politics, academics, schooling]
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City of Alexandria, Virginia Budget Fiscal Year 2011 - The City of Alexandria is recognized as one of the best places to live and do business on the east coast. In 2004, the Alexandria City Council adopted a Strategic Plan for 2004 thru 2015 with the vision of maintaining the city’s vibrant, diverse, historic, and unique neighborhoods. Their mission is to maintain financial stability, provide excellent services that are valued by the customers, and engage the entire community as it plans for the future (City of Alexandria, 2010). In fiscal year 2009, the City of Alexandria received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its annual budget....   [tags: Local Government Budget]
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Education Budget Cuts: America’s Future Looks Bleak - Since the 2008 economic recession, public schools have experienced drastic cuts to funding, Paw Paw High School included. With my high school being forced to make curriculum adjustments in order to accommodate its depleted budget, I suffered great shortfalls. Due to the elimination of teachers, I had increased class sizes and no longer received the one-on-one attention in the classroom. Also, the electives that I had looked so forward to taking in middle school were no longer provided once I made it to high school....   [tags: Impact of Budget Cuts on Education 2015]
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Setting a Budget - Preparing a budget allows for the establishment of short or long- term goals. Most commonly, the time frame for a budget is one year however budgets can be set over a long period of time. A long- term budget as a minimum should cover a period of five years (Kimmel, 2009). Determining whether to set a short or long- term budget depends on the needs of a company. Because a long- term budget is generally used to measure progress it would be more likely to be implemented in a building project such as a bridge or highway....   [tags: Finances] 506 words
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Negotiating a Budget - Creating a budget in clinical research is very detailed, organized and specific towards each individual clinical research trial. When coming up with a budget you need to know what your limit is and stick to it. Negotiating a budget can be difficult, both sides need to collaborate and discuss the necessary and reasonable funds for the trial. There are limits to a budget which include no construction, travel is limited, and overall cost can’t exceed a set limit....   [tags: Business Management ]
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The Iowa Budget - There have been quite a few cuts made in Iowa's state budget recently, and people are arguing about which areas should be cut more and which should be cut less. Many would say that education should never be cut, and maybe transportation, or something “no one cares about” should be cut as much as necessary to make sure no teachers lose their jobs. There is only one area of the budget, however, that not only pays for itself, but can help save thousands of dollars in other budgets. An increase in the available funds for the renewable energy department would not only save hundreds of thousands of dollars, it would assist other departments in cutting their costs....   [tags: Energy ]
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Fixing the Budget - ... The first category that needs to be deliberated is domestic programs and foreign aid; at this very moment the United States spends large sums of money on helping smaller nations, when in reality we don't even have money to help ourselves. The United States borrows huge sums of money from various countries; the country that has been the most generous is China. If the United States cuts the foreign aid in half we will have saved over $17 billion dollars, with that money we could use it to fix our roads and bridges, which are in dire need of a renovation....   [tags: long term challenges, President, Congress]
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A Municipal Budget: The Red Lake Municipal Budget - ... The balance between the liabilities and the assets held by the municipal stands out as a solvent entity. The donations make up the largest portion and percentage of the total budget. These compose of about 5,000,000 of the overall 25,112, 365 total budget requirements. The overall amount that is accorded to this sector is focused towards the clinic donation meaning that there is a huge investment in medical care services in the municipality. Compared to other sections such as the recreational sector, the licensing and the permitting areas, among other projects this means that the medical care program is the largest....   [tags: financial plan, assets, balance] 1896 words
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Creating and Adhering to a Personal Budget - Budget is a simple plan that outlines of all income verses all expenses on monthly basis. Responsibility is successful implementation and personal budget needs to be championed at responsible way. A realistic and focused time line needs to be set the beginning to ensure that desired outcomes are achieved. Timetable is obviously shaped by the target date for introduction of personal budget. At basic level our personal budget will provide an accurate picture of our income verses dept,monthly expense and savings....   [tags: income, expenses, finances]
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The Evolution of the Federal Budget Process - Federal spending is necessary for the economy and is essential to the accomplishment of national goals and advancement. This is why a budget is needed, however, there is no actual process mentioned in the Constitution that explains how Congress should do this. The Constitution states: No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time....   [tags: federal spending, government budgeting] 997 words
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The Australian Federal Budget for 2014/2015 - ... Further cause risk of disequilibrium within the circular flow of income and disrupting economic growth. The Possible Impact of the 2014/15 Federal Budget on The Australian Economy Gareth Hutchens states in the Sydney Morning Herald that economist are predicting he levy will have a negative impact on consumer sentiment, and retail spending. This will decreases expenditure within the Australian economy and potentially increase unemployment. A disincentive of Australian workers to work harder as that will increase their income and have a rise on taxable income....   [tags: government spending, cuts, deficit] 1319 words
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The State of the Federal Budget - ... Keeping Latino/Hispanic children out of the foster care system and with their family is not only good for society, but also the US taxpayer (Attachment Theory and Research, 2009; Kidsdata.org, 2013). Keeping family unity prevents deportation related attachment disorders, mental health issues like anxiety, and helps prevent crime (Attachment Theory and Research, 2009; Wacker, & Roberto, 2014, Glaze, & Maruschak, 2008). According to Wacker and Roberto (2014), there was a 12-month prevalence research on the Latino/Hispanic populations they found that this population suffered more than African-Americans or Caucasians from mental health and substance abuse (Wacker & Roberto, 2014)....   [tags: taxes, expenses, immigration] 932 words
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How to Survive on a Limited Budget - ... These individuals consider shopping necessary. It is important to adjust the budget each month if you have more expenditures than monies available and make the changes to reflect your current expenses. To begin add in the monthly income, regular monthly expenses and an average, an amount for unexpected expenses that can arise every month. Include a monthly sum to be deposited in a checking or savings account. Be determined with your decision to budget and face the situation with a good attitude....   [tags: sacrifice, expenses, expenses] 540 words
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The Roles of the National Budget - ... Tax expenditures are popularly known as tax loopholes or tax breaks. It departures from the normal tax structure and designed to favour a particular industry, activity, or class of persons (Surrey and McDaniel, 1985). Tax expenditure lists have served over the years as both a measure of spending through the tax system and by listing provisions that lose revenue relative to a broad income tax base (Toder & Seligman, 2005). Tax expenditures, in reducing tax revenue received (or net tax revenue), reduce the overall budget balance like direct expenditures....   [tags: expenditures, economy, resources] 624 words
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The Effects of the Naval Budget Cuts - ... Without the vital human aspect, all of the newest technology may as well be a useless pile of junk. Despite the importance of maintaining a strong human aspect, if we allow our Navy’s ships to fall into disrepair, not even the best sailors in the world could operate effectively. The most devastating effects of budget slashing will be felt the most by our hardworking sailors themselves. Although the Chief of Naval Operations has stated that military manpower will be exempted from the cuts, the quality and training of that manpower will most likely be greatly affected....   [tags: teachnology, ships, sailors, assets] 1669 words
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Budget & Economy in the United States - From the penny to the 100 dollar bill, every cent of money counts in our government. Keeping track of it and knowing how much we are spending compared to how much we are making is on of the harder tasks to handle for our three branches of government. Currently, the economic situation is less than ideal. No matter what side of the political spectrum one falls, it’s evident that there are issues with economy. The executive, legislative, and judicial branches all play an important part in the budget and economic system....   [tags: Economics]
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Impact of Budget Deficit Policy - I. Introduction With an outline development goal who will achieved through the policy of macro economy is in order to reach the level of unemployment is low gainful price stability, economic growth as expected and distribution income it equal. To achieve development goal the government allocated to finance through budget state that are arranged every year. One of the fiscal policies implemented that related to the budget is a budget deficit, a policy which the state revenues are less than the state expenditure....   [tags: politics, poverty]
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The Budget Deficit in The United Kingdom - 1 Introduction Of late, the discussion of budget deficit in the United Kingdom has been more rigorous than ever. Based on the latest publication by the National Statistics, in financial year 2009/2010, the public sector net borrowing was £122.4 billion. As compared to the figures in the same period of 2008/2009, this is a staggering £54.6 billion higher than that in 2007/2008. At the end of January 2010, the public sector net debt has amounted to £848.5 billion, which is equal to 59.9 percent of GDP of United Kingdom....   [tags: Fiscal Issues]
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The Budget System of Kyrgyzstan - ... In the treasury system, procedures have been established to ensure that all public revenues at the republican, oblast, and rayon are deposited into a single treasury account, and that the treasury must authorize all expenditures out of this account. In order to improve the monitoring of budget execution, a Cabinet Budget Commission has been established. This commission is responsible for cutting expenditures in case of revenue shortfalls and in line with its mandate; it successfully implemented significant spending cuts in late 1997....   [tags: public administration, democratization] 1976 words
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Drawbacks of Budget Cuts in Education - The budget cuts within educational services are affecting students, teachers and the schools in general in countless ways. First, students are at a heightened disadvantage when there are fewer funds within the field of education. As the amount of money per student continues to decrease in many states, students’ education is being compromised in unfavorable ways (Emeagwali). It is true that when budget cuts force education services to reduce many opportunities for pupils, their learning is often hurt....   [tags: teachers, schools, students]
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The Australian Federal Government Budget - 2011/2012 Federal Government Budget The Australian Budget is an annually published document which details the Federal Government's plans to affect the level of economic activity, resource allocation, and income distribution through the use of fiscal policy. It describes the framework which the government intends to follow during the next financial year which will result in the attainment of their objectives. The budget is a publication of the government's plans regarding the use of fiscal policy, and is published to parliament and the general public on “budget night”, so as to allow open dissemination about the status of public finances and to promote transparency in Australia's fiscal po...   [tags: Australia, Government, Economy]
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Building a Personal Computer on a Budget - “With the recent demise, April 8, 2014, of Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system (OS), general estimates put Windows XP use at nearly 30% of overall usage worldwide.”, says Tony Bradley, a principal analyst with the Bradley Strategy Group. Microsoft had warned users of the April 2014 deadline of their intent to end support for the 13-year old OS and security experts agreed it was time to shelve it as well. A vast majority of users either bought new personal computers (PC) that had the newer Windows 7 or Windows 8 OS preloaded but many XP users held on to their older PCs up to and past the April deadline....   [tags: windowx xp, operating system, pc]
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Building A Metalwork Shop on a Budget - Improving workshop efficiency through layout “Once you have decided that setting up a metalworking workshop will provide you with the facilities for an interesting pastime, you will naturally be keen to make progress with the idea quickly. However, there is no point in purchasing a lathe if you do not have a suitable place to house it” (Hall 5). First you need to decide what the main purpose for the workshop and what is your budget. Do you want to make model engines or restore a full-size locomotive....   [tags: business plan, financial analysis]
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How to Look Fabulous on a Budget - ... Now that’s a deal. Buy Off-Season Finding deals while retail shopping has a lot to do with timing. Waiting until mid-season will often result in better prices than shopping at the season change. For example, many people begin shopping for winter clothing in November. This is the peak time for stores to charge full price on new items for the next season. Wait until January to buy higher priced items, like the leather jacket above. Prices will reduce as the season go on. Although selection will thin late season, mid season is about the right time to find a good selection at reasonable prices....   [tags: dress for less] 635 words
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A Healthy Budget: Universal Healthcare - The year is 1791 and the newly formed United States of America is five years old and President George Washington and Alexander Hamilton have just created the first national bank to house the central funds. This gave the country a dependable place to handle the revenue for the country as a whole. Now that the country has a bank in which to put the money in, they must now decide how to split and distribute the money. The actual conception of an effective budget did not manifest until multiple catastrophes which included the bank wars in 1833 by Andrew Jackson and also the 1974 Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act which deals with Richard Nixon....   [tags: changing the American health care system]
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Useful Skills: Creating a Budget - ... You will need such items as your pay stubs, your checkbook register and any bank statements. Now you need to assign each item to a list. Each will be income or a fixed or variable expense. With everything neatly laid out before you, it will be easy to see where you money is coming from and where it is going. The next step in this process is to take financial control and trim any excess from your budget. Often just by seeing all your information written down you become more aware of expenses....   [tags: snapshot of curretn monetary affairs] 568 words
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Budget Control Act of 2011 - ... With the decrease in gross domesticated product, nonemployment is anticipated to climb by 1 percent. Reports show, over 1k of government funded programs - including the defense budget and Medicare are up for automatic cuts. The tax advances were versed as the largest overload for the economy in history. Discussions amongst the parties to avoid the “fiscal cliff” were deliberated. Democrats and Republicans negotiated on how to prevent this aspect of the “fiscal cliff”. The latest hindrance to avoiding the “fiscal cliff” is the expense of federal retirement programs....   [tags: economym tax, cuts, law, conflict]
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The 2011 Budget Control Act - While still at war in Afghanistan, the Obama administration proposed plans to cut billions in defense spending during the next decade. According to the 2011 Budget Control Act passed by Congress, the Department of Defense (DOD) must reduce spending by 487 billion during the next ten years and 259 billion during the next five years. If sequestration continues, then defense spending will be reduced on average “more than $50 billion each year through fiscal year 2021,” which would make the total cuts equal to almost a trillion over the next decade....   [tags: war in afghanistan, obama administration]
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Developing a Budget Plan - ... A budget should include the income along with the expenses required to be successful in reaching the goals set forth for the next year. Estimating the income, expenses and potential profits, is necessary to determine if funds will be available for capital improvements or for purchasing new equipment. Starting with revenue, the estimates must be as accurate as possible. For a personal budget this may be as simple as calculating the annual income. At Cornell University, funds are allocated based on numerous factors which may include facility size, administrative costs, research expenditures, number of staff or students, or the type of service provided by the department....   [tags: income, expenses, business] 645 words
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Creating a Personal Budget - ... Some areas of budget planning might be overestimated, and some areas might be underestimated. Some of the flaws in budget making, for instance, are unemployment because if a person gets unemployed he has to have a strict budget to follow. For example making home food and not going out because that will result him in debt. Some of the other flaws are increase in rent, increase in car insurance because of accidents occurring, credit card payments, groceries, and eating out with friends. All of these flaws can cause a person to be more in debt and cause him to live on a strict budget....   [tags: finances, expenses, income] 673 words
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Creating a Viable Budget - Have you struggled in the past to create a budget, but you unfortunately find yourself being unable to stick to it. If so, you're not alone. Many people find it difficult when it comes to compiling, planning, and sticking to a personal budget. However, you can easily and quickly set up a budget that is relatively easy to stick to if you follow a few basic steps. 1. Examine and Determine Your Total Income When planning a budget, it is important to know just how much you bring in each month. If you are beginning a new job, it is a good idea to use your calculator to multiply your hourly, daily, or weekly wage out to determine just how much you make in a month's time....   [tags: Necessary Steps, Finances]
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Budget Review and Recommendations - The department of Developmental Education is tasked each year with coming up with the following years budget and this year I was given that task. The Dean has given us a very hard task and that is that we have to cut 10% of our budget for next year. My task is to come up with five strategies that help in reducing our budget by 10% just for the following year, two of them will have to present a permanent change to our current budget and the ones to follow. This was a very tough decision, as many items have to be considered....   [tags: strategy, developmental education, department]
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The U.S Budget Deficit - The U.S budget deficit over the years has been a problem but lately the deficit has shrunk. However, what made the U.S budget deficit get to where it is today and what will it be like in the years to come. Throughout the past the U.S has operated under a deficit. This means that the U.S Spent more money than it was taking in. The cause of the excess in spending was different depending on which year. Some of the causes were war, increase in spending , and economic downturns. There were different acts passed to try and control the deficit problem....   [tags: economic downturn, tax cuts]
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Budget Cuts in Education - Budget cuts have been a hot topic in today's society, starting back in 2008 with the recession. In the big world of budget cuts and what is being decided on being cut, education always comes up in the first draw. The children of this country are told every single day that they will grow up to be these fantastic forces to be reckoned with, but with the US ranking 17 out of 50 countries educational wise, it is hard to maintain that illusion of perfection. We are in a society of free-thinkers, scholars in training, prodigies, and those who want to become something fantastic so that they can stay afloat in this economy....   [tags: education, music, arts]
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Making a Personal Budget - Making a personal budget can be a very simple or a very arduous task, depending on how one goes about it. One must find stable monthly expenses, such as rent, and manage the rest of their income around that amount. Depending on the steps an individual takes, this can be a very simple process. For this project, I was assigned to make three personal budgets for three different situations. This paper will outline the first. In this scenario, I am an English teacher and a novelist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana....   [tags: home finance]
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Education and School Budget - ... Some states increased funding for the current school years but not nearly, enough to compare to what was cut the previous year. New Mexico for example had an increase of $72 per person, but not nearly as $946 per person that was cut in the last four-year. Cutting the funding of k-12 education has serious consequences for the economy. The cut leads to job losses, slowing down the economy to recover from the recession and, undermines the importance of workers graduating with high level of education with technical and analytical skills....   [tags: United States, Education System, Recession]
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Health Workforce and Budget - Introduction Health lies at the center global issues and is being focused as an agenda in global development. As argued by Vujicic, Ohiri & Spakes (2009 p.xv) health workers remain at the middle of every system of health, but the number of staffs is far below the required level of delivering essential services of heath especially in the developing countries. Many factors limit the ability to improve the workforce. Among them is the inadequate training capability, deviation by health workers to work in health-allied occupations, and frequent migration....   [tags: Agencies, Accountability, Innovation]
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Budget Analysis - A budget is a planning tool that is usually prepared prior to the start of the period being budgeted. In manufacturing, the single most important measure of output is the number of units to be produced. The static budget is based on this projected amount of output prior to the beginning of the period. In reviewing the Competition Bikes budget projection for year 9, the first thing that strikes me was the increase in projected sales units. Looking back to year 8, there was a 15% decrease in net sales, with this decrease there is absolutely no need to increase the sales the following year unless they have a solid proof that the economy will recover fully....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Arvin Budget - City History: The City of Arvin is located in Kern County about 15 miles southeast of the City of Bakersfield, California and 86 miles Northwest of Los Angeles. The City is part of the Bakersfield Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) with a population of about 16,200, (Arvin website), (City of Arvin, 2011). In the 1907, citizens started to arrive to Arvin; however, the community was incorporated as a city in 1960. In the 1930s, the community labor was in the oil fields, but during the 1950s become an agricultural community, (City of Arvin, 2011)....   [tags: Government ]
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AIDS And The Budget - "I DO NOT WANT TO DIE. I really don’t wanna die…….about 30 percent of people who have AIDS are diagnosed in their twenties, that means most were infected in their teens." (It Happened to Nancy) More and more people are being infected with the HIV virus everyday, and if we do not raise the budget, to provide and cure those with the disease, and try to prevent it, the whole country is going to be HIV positive. "The cost of treating people with HIV is increasing by about 20% annually." (AIDS research budget threatened)....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays] 2467 words
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Balanced Budget - Thomas Jefferson once stated, "I place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt" (Bussing-Burks, 7). A lot has changed since Jefferson was President two hundred years ago, but the need to be financially solvent is something that will always be necessary for the United States to maintain its leadership position in the world. The United States of America currently owes $16.7 trillion in debt primarily as a result of the government’s spending practices during the last ten years....   [tags: national debt, recession, constitution]
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Federal Budget - The federal budget is known as the notorious economic tank from which money is distributed to various programs. The money used every fiscal year, which begins October 1st and ends September 30th the next year, belongs to the people. The government raises this money through taxes and they spend it on national defense, Medicare, and social security. The federal budget is an exercise in making choices, and those options will certainly affect individuals living in the U.S. These choices cause debt to pile up on the government, who is struggling to make it disappear....   [tags: deficit, Social Security, debt, national defense]
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Budget Management Analysis - Budget Management Analysis This research paper is a brief discussion of budget management analysis. Budgeting is the key to financial management, and is the key to translates an organization goals or plan into money. Budgeting is a rough estimate of how much a company will need to get their work done, and provides the basis for evaluating performance, a source of motivation, coordinating business activities, a tool for management communication and instructions to employees. Without a budget an organization would be like a driver, driving blinded without instructions or any sense of direction, that’s how important a budget is to every organization and individual likewise (Clark, 2005)....   [tags: Business Management ] 1189 words
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US Budget Deficit - The annual United States budget has been steadily rising over the past decade. The projected federal budget for the 2012 fiscal year is going to be $3.7 million dollars compared to the $1.9 trillion in 2001. The 2012 budget is just a hundred million less than the 2011-year budget, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The reason for this ongoing rise in the federal budget can be acclaimed too the few financial crises that the country has faced. Beginning with September 11th attacks, to the housing bubble bursting, to the recession hit in 2007....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Annual Budget Model - Introduction Budgeting is a process in which every firm has to be involved with not only the board of director (Principle) who authorize the budget but also management team (Agent) who use it as well. In other words, budgeting need communication with every level of employee in the company in order to construct the goal or strategy of the company. Moreover, budgets are an instrument of power as well as being a reflection of power (Ashton et. al., 1995, p.289). Budgets that are not based on well-understood activities and costs are poor indicators of performance (Drury, 2005)....   [tags: Business, Traditional Budgeting Model] 1607 words
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District Budget Design - ... The principals are chief financial officer at the school level (Brimley, Verstengen, Garfield, 2012). The principal will carry out the plan and distribute money according to the needs of his or her school. The principal will establish a two-sided budget and ledger sheet with all receipts and expenditures along with monthly reports that will be reported to the district office (Brimley, Verstengen, Garfield, 2012). “Decentralize budget decisions pertaining to instruction and supplies to school buildings, and hold principals accountable for money spent to improve achievement”(Black, 2008, pg....   [tags: accounting practices, superintendent, schools]
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Negative Effects of Budget Cuts in Education - All throughout the United States for the past several years, states are “hurting because of falling state revenues,” (Emeagwali), and schools are trying to cope with tremendous budget cuts that are resulting in less funds provided for educational services. These cuts are putting pressure on everyone invested in the education system, including students, teachers and any other administration within them (qtd. in Johnson 2), and the reduced budget is not solely affecting any particular level of schooling either....   [tags: funds, educational services, students]
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The Unorthodox Lawmaking of the 2011 Federal Budget - Prior to 1970 the process of how bills became laws in the United States Congress almost always followed one specific textbook path. This path was set up by the Constitution of the United States and the United States Congress continuously followed this process set by our founding fathers from the founding of the United States in 1776 until the start of 1970’s. In the 1970’s due to several different factors Congress began to stray from this textbook processes of creating laws and members of congress began to use several different techniques to block bills they saw as undesirable and to also push bills through that they supported....   [tags: United States Congress, Constitution, Government]
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Education Budget Cuts - Education is the most important possession a person must have. It is the keys to success, wealth, and knowledge. It is the only possession that cannot be taken away from a person and it will open up the windows of opportunities. Education will help us grow as an individual, have better understanding of life, and give us a financial stability; but what happens when education get cuts down. By making budget cuts to education, is this helping out education or letting it down. In the news article, “Highlights Impact of Budget Cuts to Education” by State School Chief Jack O’Connell, his claim is that governor should not cuts down education budget, but instead protect education and invest it in th...   [tags: FInancial Crisis, Education, School]
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A Bill for an Act Etitled: Budget of NASA - ... Their studies on aeronautics and aviation alone are a huge part of our modern day society. NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate works to solve the challenges that exist in our nation's air transportation. Such as problems like air traffic congestion, safety and environmental impacts. NASA is also putting its efforts into green aviation. NASA is creating safer, greener and effective travel for everyone. NASA’s goals are to enable fuel-efficient flights, and reduce aircraft fuel consumption, emissions, and noise....   [tags: space program, aircraft improvement] 2015 words
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British Budget Deficit - How will the UK government bring the budget deficit down in the next five years. What will be the impact of this on the British economy. 1 Introduction Of late, the discussion of budget deficit in the UK has been more rigorous than ever. Based on the Public sector finances bulletin by the National Statistics, in financial year 2009/10, the public sector net borrowing was £122.4 billion. As compared to the figures in the same period in 2008/09, this is a staggering £54.6 billion higher. At the end of January 2010, the public sector net debt has amounted to £848.5 billion, which is equal to 59.9% of GDP of UK....   [tags: Economics]
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President Obama Budget Proposal for 2015 - Of course, the budget wheels for next year area unit is already in motion in Congress, it is in the creating phases preparing the president's budget, in effect, but is becoming a dead letter. It is, however, his listing for taxes and disbursement. The general assembly Budget workplace on weekday says “Obama's budget would scale back annual deficits by regarding $1 trillion over the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) comes over succeeding ten years.” The chance that Congress can advance Obama's arrange is totality near to zip, however the CBO's latest analysis can feed campaign electronic messaging by Democrats and Republicans earlier than legislature elections in November....   [tags: policy changes, congress, politics]
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NASA Budget Cuts - In July of 1958, President Eisenhower passed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as a response to the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik nine months earlier. That administration, now known worldwide as NASA, has become an icon of space exploration and mankind's accomplishments. Who would have thought that fifty years later, NASA's future would be so uncertain. Congress has recently proposed a bill that would significantly cut funding from the NASA's Constellation program....   [tags: NASA]
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Congress: Budget Bill - In the US the Congress must pass budget bills to give appropriations to different things to help this country run. It can be a very difficult process if the president and Congress belong to different parties because of their opposing views. It takes a lot of effort, compromising, patience, and will to have a bill passed. In this paper I will talk about different budget bills, the Congressional Committees they must go through, the president’s part in shaping/passing the bill, what the final bill will look like, the positives and negatives of the bill, and why I think it will or will not become a part of the budget....   [tags: congressional committees, appropriations]
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Education Budget Cuts - ... Despite the fact that most states are experiencing a tax increases. 44 percent of the school funding comes from state funds and, decreasing those mean the school districts have to scale back the educational services or raise local property tax to cover to cost; some might have to do a combination of both. Education budget cuts began in July 2008 with reducing the number of teachers and other employees but as of August 2013 had cut 324,000 jobs nationally since 2008. Some states increased funding for the current school years but not nearly, enough to compare to what was cut the previous year....   [tags: recession, funding, students]
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California Budget Challenge - Internet Assignment 1. California budget challenge How does the general economy affect government budgets. What is the role of government in helping the economy grow. The government’s revenue comes from taxes. When the economy is doing well, the money keeps moving within the economy. The more transactions within the economy, the more revenue the government can make. This is the case with sales taxes and other trade and commerce related taxes. The government also takes in much of its revenue from property taxes....   [tags: tax, economic growth]
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Strategies to Reduce the Federal Budget Deficit - ... This is the main cause of the federal deficit. America has been spending more than its actual income. Every year, nearly $200 billion are thrown away through fraud, waste, and mismanagement. A lot of money is spent on unnecessary programs such as NASA etc. The set budget for the year of 2014 is $17.6 billion (Congress approved). This is money that can be spent on better options such as education or simply paying off the budget. In order to reduce the amount of money owed, the US must spend less....   [tags: government, spending, trade] 597 words
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If I Were in Charge of the US Budget - ... Due to my liberal nature, I chose the tax cuts for incomes under $70,000. This is because the majority of America would be unaffected by the tax increases, while those who are can better afford the extra costs. Although I tarried between renewing the tax cuts for all incomes below $250,000 and the policy I chose, I decided against protecting the upper-middle class from these specific tax increases, as this money is needed to fund social programs, many of which benefit everyone. The sustainable growth rate would be altered to grow at the Medicare economic index....   [tags: financial analysis and allocation project] 935 words
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Federal Land Up for Budget Grabs - The purpose for Laura Meckler to write “The Deficit Fight: Federal Land Up for Budget Grabs” is bring attention to the government selling properties. Laura Meckler also wrote the article for the reason that she want to inform the public on the sale of these properties and how it could help the federal budget. The article “The Deficit Fight: Federal Land Up for Budget Grabs” by Laura Meckler is about the government selling “under-utilized buildings” (Meckler, 2011). She discusses how the sale of the properties would help the federal budget as these properties take “$1.66 billion annually to operate” (Meckler, 2011)....   [tags: deficit fight, federal reserve, laura meckler]
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The Context of Elizabeth School District's Budget - ... Approximately 68% of students are classified as Hispanic; 22% black, 8% white and 2% Asian. It’s estimated 44 different languages are spoken by the student body with the largest percentages of students speaking Spanish, English, Haitian Creole and Portuguese making 13% of the students enrolled in bilingual education classes. Since 2000 through 2013 the school population increased over 5,350 students. During the 2012-2013 the district implemented grants to improve student achievement and to prepare all students for postsecondary education....   [tags: education, love, leadership]
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Memphis: A Rich Life for Any Budget - Memphis is the greatest place to live. Often overshadowed by its sister city, Nashville; Memphis has much to offer its residents. The big city atmosphere offers countless opportunities for entertainment and activity. With its many beautiful neighborhoods one is sure to find the home of their dreams at the price they can afford. The cost of living is remarkably low; especially in contrast to the rest of the nation. It has noteworthy educational opportunities at all levels. It has an entrepreneurial spirit that is second to none....   [tags: Real Estate ]
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How to Manage Our Budget Efficiently - ... The GA evolutionary cycle can be shown in figure 1. It starts with random selection of initial population. Then it calculate the fitness value for each individual in the population. Selection is done on the basis of fitness and alteration using crossover and mutation. The selection and alteration leads to population with better solutions. The evolutionary cycle continues until we don’t have acceptable solution or until termination condition. Gene is the smallest unit of genetic algorithm. It represents a unit of information....   [tags: buyer, investor, itmes, knapsack] 3035 words
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Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 - The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act ,(OBRA), was established officially in 1987. This act was necessary as a result of abuse, neglect and poor quality care that was present in all nursing facilities. Children, veterans, mentally handicapped, and elderly were the prime populations in nursing institutions. In this essay, OBRA of '87, under the Nursing Home Care Act regarding the elderly, will be explored and addressed. The policy was established due to severe issues in elderly population facilities....   [tags: Social Justice, Nursing Home Standards]
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Garbage Can Theory Budget Model - Authors Michael D. Cohen, James G. March and Johan P. Olsen theorized a model of organizational decision making called the Garbage Can Theory developed to explain the way decision-making takes place in organizations that experience high levels of uncertainty, in what is described as organized anarchy. (Ireland, n.d.) As its name suggests, these organizational decisions are a result of random collisions between various elements thrown together with no regimented process or direction. Almost simultaneously within this garbage can model, elements like problems arise within and outside the organization, solutions are being developed with no specific problem in mind, workers are spinning their wh...   [tags: organized anarchy, university systems]
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Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act - ... The fourth way is for employers to utilize the understanding your fiduciary responsibilities under a group health plan which provides a summary of the rudimentary fiduciary responsibilities pertaining to health plans that fall under the ERISA mandates. Employee Rights The succeeding paragraphs explain how employees can use this website to verify that their employee benefits rights are protected. The first way is by providing a detailed account of the provisions of COBRA. This includes topics like what is COBRA coverage, who is entitled to receive COBRA coverage, how long a person can receive COBRA, and how COBRA is paid for....   [tags: website, benefits, information]
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Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act - The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) supports workers, who have lost the right to their health benefits, so that they can keep their employer-sponsored group health plan in force. The need for continued insurance coverage is necessary when coverage is interrupted due to the loss of a job, reduced working hours, death of the insured employee, divorce or even other circumstances that affect a person’s life. A person who qualifies for the group health benefit is usually expected to pay for that premium....   [tags: Politics, Health Care]
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The Federal Budget - The Federal Budget The federal budget is known as the infamous monetary tank from which money is distributed to various programs. Why does the federal budget plan cause such uproar of approval or disapproval when it is proposed by the President every February. The money utilized every fiscal year, which runs from October 1st of each year until the end of September of the following year, belongs to the people. The money is raised through income taxes, excise taxes (taxes on goods) and social insurance payroll taxes....   [tags: United States Government Taxes Essays]
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A Balanced Budget? - A Balanced Budget. This year President Clinton will submit his proposed legislation for the Federal Budget to Congress. The fact that we have divided government (ex., Democratic President, Republican majority in Congress) means the majority of that legislation won't make it through the first ten minutes of a Congressional session. The President in turn will veto legislation presented to him by Congress. The whole situation is a vicious, never ending circle. Each side is looking out for their own best interests, and after years, even decades of this the United States has a huge budget deficit....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Budget for Terrorism - This year’s budget will be required to address the new and dangerous reality of terrorism on the US home front. Over the next 5 years $50 billion dollars has been allotted to plans that are specifically geared to dealing with terrorism. In my belief in is important to separate the budget into two different categories of counter-terrorism. The first category allocates money in response to the attacks of September 11th. This money will contribute to programs that offer monetary assistance to both those directly affected by the attacks and those suffering from the negative economic impact of the attack....   [tags: essays papers] 1608 words
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Using Budgets as Planning and Monitoring Tools in Management - ... It is an estimate of costs, revenues, and resources over a specified period, which takes into consideration the organization’s future financial conditions and goals. Budgets translate an organizations strategic plans into action, and they specify the resources required to carry out the strategic plan for the coming year. A budget is considered to be one of the most important administrative tools in an organization that serves as a plan of action for achieving quantified objectives, a standard for measuring performance, and a device for coping with foreseeable adverse situations....   [tags: budget, change, performance] 551 words
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An Analysis of the 2003-4 Australian Budget - This research essay will evaluate and judge certain parts of the 2003-2004 budget put forward by Treasurer Peter Costello and the Howard Government on Tuesday the 13th of May. It is my opinion that the budget has not been equitable in some areas of fund distribution. The budget will be assessed on the three following criteria. • The First Criterion: Is the budget equitable to all the areas of our economy. • The Second Criteria: Is the budget equitable to the majority of Australian Citizens. • The Third Criteria: Does the Government Address the Problems of Medicare and Higher Education....   [tags: Economics] 1141 words
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How To Budget For Enterprise Software - "So, how much is it really going to cost?" That's one of the first questions most executives ask when they are considering a new software purchase, especially those who are planning a major financial/enterprise resource planning (ERP), human resources/payroll, customer relationship management (CRM), or other enterprise software selection and implementation. The problem, as most financial executives have learned from experience, is that buying software isn't like buying a tangible product such as office equipment or a machine....   [tags: Business Fiscal Management] 1981 words
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The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 - The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 In 1997 the Clinton Administration signed into law the Balanced Budget Act. One of the key provisions of this act was reduction in Medicare payments to health care providers. The reductions threw a health care system that was essentially in equilibrium into turmoil. “Let me describe the BBA’s phase-out methodology in this way. Imagine a grocery store buys a gallon of milk from their wholesaler for $4.00, but the law allows the purchaser to buy that same gallon of milk for $3.00....   [tags: Papers] 938 words
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Budget - Budget To pass a budget deal takes a lot of time and work. There are many factors involved in this long process. The President first has to propose a plan to balance the budget. He has to look at the Federal deficit and talk with Congress. Congress then will negotiate or compromise a plan of their own with the President. In early March, President Bill Clinton began to put together a plan to balance the budget. He then gave Congress the plan to look over. At this time, congress criticized the plan, saying it would cost the country a bigger Federal deficit....   [tags: essays papers] 600 words
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Budget Problem Solving in United States Government - ... The budget claims a reduction in the deficit and an increase in job availability through the growth of small businesses. Unfortunately, the proposed way of achieving these goals is to sink more government funds into local infrastructure, healthcare and start-up businesses. Such a proposal may have immediate benefits, but in the end only serves to extend central government reach (Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Overview). With promises very similar, “The People's Budget” of the Congressional Progressive Caucus takes a slightly different path by attacking the tax system in order to decrease the national deficit....   [tags: power, branches, spending, health, security]
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Budgeting: Management’s Influence on the Budget Process - Introduction Budgeting is an essential process for all businesses. By using the company’s current financial data as well as its historical data, a business should be able to forecast and plan a budget for the company’s future. A budget is defined as “a statement of monetary plans that is prepared in advance of a forthcoming period, usually one year” (Brookson 2000). This budget should align with the company’s strategic and operational plans and is the tactical implementation of the company’s business plan....   [tags: Business Management]
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