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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 - The Sequester: When and Why In March of 2013 action was taken in order to pressure policymakers in to a budget compromise and reduce spending deficits in the United States. Across the board spending cuts, known as sequestration, is meant only to catalyze compromise and not to act as a solution itself. The sequester is set to stay enacted until budget goals have been met, continuously cutting funding to federal agencies with each passing fiscal year. Federal Budget Deficits: the Role of Mandatory and Discretionary Spending It is known that over the last decade Federal budget deficits have been increasing....   [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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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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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 - The national budget is the main instrument through which governments collect resources from the economy, in a sufficient and appropriate manner; and allocate and use those resources responsively, efficiently and effectively (Todorovic & Djordjevic, 2009). The work of public budget has increased extremely more complicated, abstruse and worrying (Hou, 2006, p.730). Fiscal Affairs Department of IMF in 2009 declared that a statement of the main central government tax expenditures should be required as part of the budget or related fiscal documentation, indicating the public policy purpose of each provision, its duration, and the intended beneficiaries....   [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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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 - Ever wonder how to look great without hurting the budget. In this tight economy, inflation is rising faster than many incomes, so shopper have to become more price savvy when it comes to shopping. Four great ways to update the wardrobe without breaking the bank include buying on sale, off-season, online, and at consignment or resale boutiques. Buy Items on Sale Retailers have sales to increase inventory turnover, which increases working capital makes room for new inventory. Often, stores have a regular schedule for receiving new products and associate are happy to let customer know when to expect a new shipment....   [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 - Fiscal cliff is the familiar expression custom to describe the challenge that the U.S. government faced at the close of 2012, when the expression of the Budget Control Act of 2011 were scheduled to go into effect. The United States Budget Control Act of 2011 was regulating to take effect midnight Dec.31th. If the Budget Control Act took affect the economy would be impacted vividly. Taxes are going to be leavened and federal expenditure will be cut, this would shorten the fiscal deficit by an estimated $560 billion....   [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 basic budget plan is knowing how much income you will have, how much money you will spend, and how much money, if any, will be left over. The definition of budget is an estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expense for a given period in the future. A total sum of money that is set aside or to be used for a specific purpose. The budget is a financial plan that incorporates assumptions based on personal or business conditions. It is an extremely important tool which serves as a plan of action to achieve objectives, a standard for measuring performance, and a device for dealing with unexpected situations....   [tags: income, expenses, business] 645 words
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Creating a Personal Budget - Budget is combining your income and expenses to decide how much money you are going to spend on an item. Budget is an important step to determine your financial health and financial stability. It’s an important financial tool because it can help plan for expenses, cut cost were unneeded, save for future goals, plan for emergencies that occur inexpediently, and list what you are spending and saving. Budgets are an important part of personal financial responsibility because it helps control what your spending....   [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 - School budgets are being cut lower and lower year by year. For the past 6 years, after the recession, the funding for education has decreased tremendously. The new budgets are providing less and less per-pupil funding to kindergarten through 12th grade. At the same time, the nation wants graduates to excel in their technical and analytical skills, although the decrease in educational funds are contradicting and raising concern. The budget cuts in education systems delay the school district’s ability to deliver high- quality education to their students....   [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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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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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 - Since the early 1970’s, Americans have had trouble controlling a huge money issue. The United States government has engaged in deficit spending. This occurs when spending exceeds the amount of income taken in (“Budget”). American politics have been trying to come up with ideas that the government can implement to fix our current deficit issue. Some strategies that the government may use are spending less, collecting more taxes, and balancing trade (“Atkins”). The federal deficit has become a big issue and Americans must try everything to reduce the debt....   [tags: government, spending, trade] 597 words
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If I Were in Charge of the US Budget - The United States Government currently possesses more than seventeen trillion dollars of debt. Billions of dollars are spent each year on paying off interest payments, not the debt itself. Many spending cuts and tax increases must be made in order to stabilize the debt so that our country does not default on its loans. Before beginning the budget simulation, I set out to define my policy goals. Because in the United States, the top one percent earner’s income totaled 21% of the entire country’s pre-tax income (Piketty), I decided that America’s top earners would have to suffer the lion’s share of tax increases....   [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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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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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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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 Deficit & National Debt - The purpose of this paper is to discuss the short- and long-term effects of current budget deficits and the nation debt. In order to do this; I first had to find out exactly what they were. I will also discuss whether I think the government should operate with a balanced budget. Budget deficit is the amount by which total government spending is more than government income during a specified period; the amount of money which the government has to raise by borrowing or currency emission in order to make up for the shortfall in tax revenues....   [tags: essays research papers] 857 words
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Budget Problem Solving in United States Government - The government of the United States has undergone drastic change since its original development. The checks and balances throughout the government’s three branches were intentionally created to keep the central powers relatively weak. The U.S. government of today, while still technically operating under those checks and balances, has significantly more clout than ever before. The negative effects of this power swell are quite visible in the constant difficulties in passing a national budget. The country's national deficit and bloated spending are both evidences of the issues caused by a government with too much power on their hands....   [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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Budget Deficit, Fiscal Stimuli and the Economic Recovery - Budget deficit, fiscal stimuli and the economic recovery Post budget debate is heating around the points if the economy is heading in the right direction and government has the capacity to deal with major economic challenges. It is true that the economy of Pakistan is passing through a critical stage and major road blockers to growth seem to be increasing unemployment rate, inflation rate, incidents of terrorism as a consequence falling foreign and local investment levels, and power shortage. Adding to the injury, the country is included in the list of top 5 most unstable countries, along with Iraq and Afghanistan, of the world....   [tags: Economics] 1100 words
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