How to create a budget.

Discussion in 'Economy' started by emptystep, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. emptystep
    Offline

    emptystep VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,654
    Thanks Received:
    220
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +221
    Given the current state of affairs it is safe to say creating a budget is not an easy task. That is why I have created a thread to explore this very topic.

    There has been many references to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, or the Simpson-Bowles, report. The Commission included 18 members and one executive director appointed by the president. This included six members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and six members of the U.S. Senate. There were five public meeting in which 12 individuals testified and one public forum featuring nearly 90 groups and individuals. The report seems to be well referenced but not very well liked. I went through the bio's of the twelve individuals who gave testimony and only one person seemed to have a relevant background to the topic, Doug Elmendorf. Full list below at end of post.

    This thread will be similar to my other threads in which I chase a topic hoping to gain a little insight, or at least a little argument. Please feel free to provide either.

    1. Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve
    2. Director Peter Orszag, Office of Management and Budget
    3. Rudolph Penner, The Urban Institute
    4. Robert Reischauer, frm. Congressional Budget Office
    5. Carmen Reinhart, Professor, University of Maryland
    6. Carlo Cottarell, International Monetary Fund
    7. Doug Elmendorf, Director, Congressional Budget Office
    8. Public Forum featuring nearly 90 groups and individuals
    9. Maya MacGuineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
    10. Barry Anderson, fmr. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
    11. Paul Posner, George Mason University
    12. Janet S. Laurent, Government Accountability Office
    13. Patricia Dalton; Government Accountability Office
     
  2. EdwardBaiamonte
    Offline

    EdwardBaiamonte Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Messages:
    27,548
    Thanks Received:
    1,130
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Ratings:
    +3,047
    a liberal will be dumb because he is disorganized. You are the perfect example!!. You lack the IQ to know the basic difference between a liberal and conservative so you lack the background to contribute here about the budget or anything else.

    Why not go away until you're read up a little?? Do you want to be a brain dead liberal all you life??
     
  3. emptystep
    Offline

    emptystep VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,654
    Thanks Received:
    220
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +221
    I was hoping you would tutor me. Lay some sage wisdom on me brother.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  4. EdwardBaiamonte
    Offline

    EdwardBaiamonte Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Messages:
    27,548
    Thanks Received:
    1,130
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Ratings:
    +3,047
    Libertarians since Aristotle have been for freedom from liberal government. Can you put into words what you have against freedom?
     
  5. emptystep
    Offline

    emptystep VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,654
    Thanks Received:
    220
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +221
    Freedom is highly over rated. Once you are truly free you long to belong.
     
  6. emptystep
    Offline

    emptystep VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,654
    Thanks Received:
    220
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +221
    I took the 2013 White House budget,
    E-Book | The White House
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...d43CRg1GwhUfZlA&bvm=bv.41524429,d.dmQ&cad=rja
    and put each department listed, total budget, and the amount changed over 2012 budget. I left out all other information which might be important but how would I know. I will try to find the numbers in the House budget so a comparison can be made. The sum of all departments listed is $1269.349B or about $1.27Tor $1.27 x 10^12
    (for the those who know my document program kept crashing so I did this in gvim :))

    DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
    $23B, -3%, -$700

    DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
    $8B, +5%, +$380M

    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
    $525.4B, -1%, -$5.1B
    achieve $486.9 billion in savings by 2021.

    NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM
    $52.6B

    OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS
    $96.7B, -24%

    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
    $69.8B, +2.5 percent, +$1.7B

    DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
    $27.2B, +3.2

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
    $76.4B, +$0.3 billion

    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
    $39.5B, -0.5%, -$191M

    DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
    $44.8B, +3.2%, +$1.4B

    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
    $11.4B, +1%

    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
    $27.1B, -0.4%

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
    $12B, -slight

    DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
    $51.6B, +1.6%, +$0.8B

    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
    $74B, +2%, +$1.4 billion

    DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
    $14B, -2.7%

    DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
    $64B, +4.5

    CORPS OF ENGINEERS¬óCIVIL WORKS
    $4.7B, -5.4%

    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
    $8.3B, -1.2%, -$105M

    NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
    $17.7B, -0.3 percent, -$59M

    NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    $7.4B, +$340M

    SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
    $949M, +3%, +$32M

    SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
    $11.7B, +slight

    CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
    $1.1B, +1%
     
  7. EdwardBaiamonte
    Offline

    EdwardBaiamonte Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Messages:
    27,548
    Thanks Received:
    1,130
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Ratings:
    +3,047
    so the libturd dislikes freedom because it makes people feel lonely?????? Why would one be lonely with a God spouse kids relatives friends heros charities colleagues, neighbors, etc etc.


    see why we are 110% positive a liberal will slow, so very very slow!!

    Now can you admit as a liberal that you lack the IQ to be here?? Sorry, but if liberals had any integrity at all they would not dare comment here. Right??

    Liberalism is so pathetic that conservatives find themselves in the position of shouting that the emperor has no clothes on. Certainly our Founders would think us near our doom when we have gotten to a point where liberals are very powerful.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013
  8. emptystep
    Offline

    emptystep VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,654
    Thanks Received:
    220
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +221
    I must say your swell comments are really increasing my Call of Duty kill streak right about now.
     
  9. EdwardBaiamonte
    Offline

    EdwardBaiamonte Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Messages:
    27,548
    Thanks Received:
    1,130
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Ratings:
    +3,047
    can you imagine that all liberals are as intelligent about politics as you are??? Its a fact. Show me if ever you find a libturd making an intelligent argument.

    You want to kill me for doing my patriotic democratic duty?????
     
  10. emptystep
    Offline

    emptystep VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,654
    Thanks Received:
    220
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +221
    Who me? :eusa_whistle:
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page