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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Educational Budget Cuts: Denying Students the Opportunity for Potential - Are today’s students being cheated out of the best education possible just to balance the budget. The forthcoming of Pennsylvania relies on the education of the younger generations. Only time can tell whether adolescents, currently being educated, can maintain the high level of learning with the barriers they are going to encounter with the proposed budget. For a positive future in Pennsylvania, the youth must be educated intelligently and properly. Proposed Pennsylvania state educational budget cuts will deny students the opportunity to develop their fullest potential creatively, academically, and socially....   [tags: Education]
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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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The Pros and Cons of Medi-Cal Budget Cuts - The Advantage and Disadvantages of Medi-Cal Budget Cuts About five years ago, my doctor told me I am a Type 2 diabetic. As a result, I have experienced an array of other health problems due to diabetes. My vision has gotten worse and I experience frequent toothaches. Recently, I was unable to receive treatment for my serious dental problem by a dentist. I had apses on the top and bottom of my mouth. As a result, I missed numerous days of class and my instructors almost dropped me from their class....   [tags: California Healthcare]
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The Economic Impacts of Budget Cuts to the CSU and UC Systems - This paper will focus on the economic impacts of the policy decision by California Governor Brown to decrease funding of the California State University and University of California systems by way of looking at the impact on the economy of less college graduates. I will do this by looking at two variables. I will first look at the multiplier effect of the state putting money into the California State University system and what will happen as a result of the divestment due to the budget cuts. I will then look at the decrease in the median income due to the fact that the budget cuts will cause a decrease in enrollment which means there will be fewer college graduates and college graduates earn...   [tags: Higher Education ]
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Dangers of Budget Cuts on Mental Health Care - Continuing budget cuts on mental health care create negative and detrimental impacts on society due to increased improper care for mentally ill, public violence, and overcrowding in jails and emergency rooms. Origins, of mental health as people know it today, began in 1908. The movement initiated was known as “mental hygiene”, which was defined as referring to all things preserving mental health, including maintaining harmonious relation with others, and to participate in constructive changes in one’s social and physical environment (Bertolote 1)....   [tags: Mentally Ill, Public Violence, Overcrowding Jails]
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A University Student Budget Sheet - A University Student Budget Sheet In this assignment I will be consulting a university student’s Budget schedule I will be offering the student advice on how to solve problems when in dept by offering an student loan, grants etc. I will be referring to the budget schedule to what areas the student can cut sort on to cover the other costs mostly needed to be covered. UNIVERSITY STUDENT BUDGET SCHEDULE Mouthly Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Total INCOME DESCRIPTION University Student (Grant) £142 £142 £142 £142 £570 Interest and dividends £0 £0 £0 £0 £0 Savings £150 £0 £0...   [tags: Papers] 825 words
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Global Impact of U.S. Defense Budget Cuts - The Unites States economy has been a subject of debate for as long as American politics have existed, however it has never been as closely scrutinized as it is in these times. As the global economy becomes more boundless, actions taken to adjust our economy are felt as ripple effects world-wide, or even as a tidal wave. With a current and future prediction of austere budget environments in the U.S. for the foreseeable future, we must examine the global impact of our internal budget decisions. Undeniably, even with the most careful considerations given, there will be unintended consequences that were not thoughtfully considered....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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Examining the Budget Deficit in America: Concepts, Causes, Facts - I believe that to understand the problem of budget deficit we need to understand the concept of fiscal policy. The most important source of government revenue is taxes. Government collects taxes from individuals, corporations, firms, and etcetera. Other source of receipts can be profits of the state enterprises and the firms selling the goods and services. In the USA they are not so numerous, but in the Western Europe and in developing countries have a little bit greater value: in Venezuela, for example, the oil sector belongs to the state, and in the beginning of 80th years provided a huge share of budgetary receipts - 77 %....   [tags: american government, financial] 757 words
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Nuclear Weapon Funding in US Defense Budget - The United States is currently spending $35 Billion a year; which is 14% of the defense budget, or it is $96 million a day, because of the nuclear efforts of which about $25 million goes for operation and maintenance for the nuclear arsenal. The rest of the money is spent on cleanup, arms control verification, and ballistic missile research, which all of that, just adds to the cost greatly. President Obama revealed a budget that includes more than $220 million in cuts for nuclear security programs in the next fiscal year....   [tags: Defense Spending, Federal Government]
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Applied Analysis of the Garbage Can Theory Budget Model - INTRODUCTION Authors Michael D. Cohen, James G. March and Johan P. Olsen theorized a model of organizational decision making called the Garbage Can (GC) model (Cohen, 1972). This model was 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.). These organizational decisions are a result of random collisions between various elements thrown together with no regimented process or direction....   [tags: Business Management Theory, Case Study]
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Tamalpais Union High School District Budget Cuts - Dear District Superintendant: The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) is one of those districts that have seen fallen property values in Marin, dysfunctional, and fiscal chaos in Sacramento. As a result of the severe economic downturn and the devastating cuts to education from the state of California, the TUHSD needs to reduce operating cost by 20% within five years to have a balanced budget for the 2014-2015 school year. THUSD annual budget is $55 million dollars. Operations is half that, or $27.5 million....   [tags: Finance] 1443 words
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Arizona’s Budget Cuts in Education; Good Idea? - Arizona is ranked forty-sixth in the nation when it comes to how much money is spent per-pupil in the public school system. How can we do worse. Cut even more money from the system and work our way down to fifty. “Arizona’s per-pupil spending continues to trail the national average by nearly $2,500 (using AZ & US 2008 fiscal years for exact comparison).” (Arizona Education Network http://www.arizonaeducationnetwork.com/2011/03/az-auditor-general-report-az-spend-nearly-2500-less-per-pupil-than-national-avg/ ) The budget cuts that Arizona is making to the educational system will be detrimental in areas such as teachers and classrooms, programs such as arts and extracurricular activities, an...   [tags: Education ]
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Blood Lab Work Costs and the Family Medical Budget - Introduction An important component to patients staying within their medical budget requires effective communication of costs for medical testing. Medical testing can range from a simple blood pressure test to a more complex CT scan. Many patients don’t know the costs of the testing until receipt of the bill. This may be caused be lack of cost transparency from the medical system or poor communication about cost between the doctor and patient. Most patients desire to comply with orders from their doctors; however, tough choices between complying and staying within budget are decided often....   [tags: Health Care, Healthcare]
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Effects of Budget Cuts on Career and Skilled Base Curriculums - Consequently, even the highest performing US graduates will still struggle to compete in the global job market because only a small percentage have necessary skills whereas a majority of Hong Kong students possess similar skills. Since US highest performing schools obtain a low percentage of higher performing students, this means that the percentage, in every other state, will face bigger problems. “The current and future workforce will be competing not only with each other and millions of newly arrived immigrants but also with equally (or better) skilled workers in lower-wage economies around the world” (ETS)....   [tags: teachers, Education] 900 words
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US Budget and Open Source Software Spending - Media and politicians have been discussing government shutdowns, spending cuts, and suspending entitlements in an effort to reduce the national debt. One approach politicians have been discussing is to raise the debt ceiling. Another approach is to reduce spending in all levels of the government. Politicians argue that without budget cuts, raising the debt ceiling will not solve the problem at hand. It will only force the government to face the same issue again in six months to a year. One area that should be discussed for budget cuts is the procurement, operations, and maintenance of the software that government employees use while carrying out their duties....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Tobacco Tax Increases Will Help to Balance The Budget - “Its easier to stay out than get out.” Simple and to the point, Mark Twain conveys the struggle and conflict that hastily arises with smoking cigarettes. Cigarettes have been heavily demanded in American Society since the middle 20th century primarily because of its ability to temporarily relieve stress and relax the human body and mind. Also nicotine, the chief psychoactive chemical in tobacco and found in cigarettes, is highly addictive. Cigarettes have been linked to various diseases, health problems, and death....   [tags: smoking, prevention, financial crisis]
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Economics Report on Budget - Economics Report on Budget Introduction The aim of this report is to find out how budget 2003 has affected different groups of people. Has the budget benefited the UK. Does the majority of the UK know about budget. In this report I will find out the answers to these questions and produce a clear conclusion outlining the main factors included in budget 2003 and if it was a success or not. In this report I have to find out if budget 2003 benefited everyone or not. I will need to gather information from different angles to find if budget had an affect on the citizens of Britain....   [tags: Papers] 2854 words
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The United States' Budget - The budget of the United States is a document that announces how much the government will collect in taxes and spend in revenues and how those expenditures will be allocated among various programs. The basic jist of it is how much money the government is going to spend and where it is going to spend it. There are three major areas the government spends this money: the country’s defense, Medicare, and social security. These are called uncontrollable expenditures because they involve contracts already signed, payments like social security that are guaranteed by law, and interest on the national debt that must be paid if the government is to stay in business....   [tags: essays research papers] 597 words
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National Debt and Budget - National Debt and Budget For twenty-six years in a row our nation has been under deficit spending, with only one balanced budget since 1961. The Nixon administration had the last balanced budget with a $3 billion surplus in the fiscal year of 1969. With all these years of deficit spending the National Debt has grown to over $4.9 billion. Our government needs to stop overspending and start reducing the amount on the debt. We are putting the Debt on a generation that doesn't get to vote. We are spending money now that will they have to repay at higher taxes....   [tags: Argumentative Economy Economics Papers]
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Chicago Public School Budget Review:FY2014 - The Chicago Public School District is the third largest school district in the United States educating around 400,000 students. Back in 1987 CPS was named “the worst in the nation”(). Moving its way up to the top, since then, CPS had completely rebuilt its structure, appointing leaders and reformed ideas. Now, with a deficit projected to be around $1 billion CPS is headed back in a downwards path, money being the biggest issue. The United States Federal Government already has financial issues of its own, which makes dealing with a CPS budget a problem within a problem....   [tags: parents, students, financial issues]
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Budget Cuts Create Problems - Budget Cuts Create Problems After speaking with Kivanc Kahya, a fourth year international student from Turkey, I have found that international students don't always have problems created by being from a different country. Kivanc did not seem to find problems with being an international student alone, but just as a student in general. When asked if it was difficult being an international student, Kivanc responded that it depends on the individual. He, himself, is outgoing, intelligent, and can speak English very well, so he has not experienced very many problems....   [tags: Financial Essays] 1464 words
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United States Budget Deficit - United States Budget Deficit "Spending financed not by current tax receipts, but by borrowing or drawing upon past tax reserves." , Is it a good idea. Why does the U.S. run a deficit. Since 1980 the deficit has grown enormously. Some say its a bad thing, and predict impending doom, others say it is a safe and stable necessity to maintain a healthy economy. When the U.S. government came into existence and for about a 150 years thereafter the government managed to keep a balanced budget....   [tags: Research Economics American History Papers] 1606 words
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Budget Analysis - Budgeting Assignment A company's budget serves as a guideline in planning and committing costs in order to meet tactical and strategic goals. Tactical goals such as providing budgetary costs for daily operations, and strategic objectives that include R&D, production, marketing, and distribution are all part of the budgeting process. Serving as a guideline rather than being set in stone, the budget is a snapshot of manager's "best thinking at the time it is prepared." (Marshall, 2003, p.496) The budget is a method in which to reign-in discretionary spending, and will likely show variances between what costs have been anticipated and what costs are actually incurred....   [tags: Business Budgeting] 1842 words
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