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No better than Enron: The finmin guide to hiding the fiscal deficit

Dec 06, 2013

No better than Enron: The finmin guide to hiding the fiscal deficit

The pension and insurance funds are carrying the can for securities issued to hide the government's budget deficits. This is a clear lack of transparency #P. Chidambaram #fiscal deficit #Subsidies #Budget deficit
Obama budget to kick start deficit-reduction talks

Apr 11, 2013

Obama budget to kick start deficit-reduction talks

The proposal, an annual attempt to identify and fund the president's policy desires, is unlikely ever to become law. #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Medicare #Healthcare #Budget deficit #Tax Boost
Why should public funds be used for Mulayam's b'day?

Nov 23, 2012

Why should public funds be used for Mulayam's b'day?

Neither Centre nor state can afford to be distributing free money as politicians' birthday gifts, but this is what they are doing. #Uttar Pradesh #ConnectTheDots #Mulayam Singh #Akhilesh Yadav #Budget deficit
Chidu's firesale will rob urban wealth to buy rural votes

Oct 03, 2012

Chidu's firesale will rob urban wealth to buy rural votes

The government's plans for disinvestment and big sales of land to fill the budget hole is another effort to use urban resources for rural freebies #Privatisation #Budget deficit #Great Firesale #Govt Land Sales

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Chidu's firesale will rob urban wealth to buy rural votes

Sep 11, 2014

Treasury Budget Deficit Narrows in August

The U.S. Treasury has issued its budget for the month of August 2014, showing a deficit of $128.708 billion. The report is based upon receipts (taxes and income) of $194.248 billion and outlays.....
Chidu's firesale will rob urban wealth to buy rural votes

Sep 17, 2014

Is the Federal Reserve Printing a Free Lunch?

"US set for lowest budget deficit since 2008 " reads a recent CBS headline. This year's U.S. budget deficit is estimated to be $506 billion . While this is a large amount in absolute terms it is much smaller than deficits in recent years. This relati... #Paul Krugman #Milton Friedman #YouTube #Federal Reserve
Chidu's firesale will rob urban wealth to buy rural votes

Sep 14, 2014

James Reilly ignored HSE chief's dire warnings

Health Service Executive Director General (HSE) Tony O'Brien privately warned the Government that the 2014 budget and service plan for the health service was "unsafe and unrealistic". His hard-hitting comments are contained in explosive new correspon... #United States Department of Health and Human Services #Health Service Executive #James Reilly (politician)