Budget 2011

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The Federal Budget Battle Continues

Monday, April 18, 2011

People have focused on how far apart the President and Paul Ryan are, but we suddenly are leaving this realm of shadow boxing and kabuki theater of debating the budget and talking about the real things we'd have to do, the real visions for getting us off this high debt path.

Reihan Salam, National Review contributor, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Financial 411: The Weekly Round-Up

Friday, April 15, 2011


This week, Washington finally approved a spending bill to fund the government — and then quickly began sparring over competing proposals to cut the deficit.  A key figure in the state's pay-to-play pension fund investigation was sentenced, and Madison Square Garden could get a boost thanks to the Knicks and the Rangers.


The Takeaway

Budget Deal Derails High-Speed Trains

Thursday, April 14, 2011

One of President Obama's signature policy initiatives has been to connect 80 percent of Americans to high speed rail within 25 years. However, the 2011 budget allocates no further funding to high speed rail projects. Furthermore, in states like Florida, Ohio, and Wisconsin, Republican governors have returned money for high speed rail projects, which was given to them as part of the stimulus. Is high speed rail dead? 

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