Government Spending

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Government Spending

The payment of money by a government for some service it offers. A major example of government spending is payment of salaries for military personnel. Because government spending is financed by some combination of taxes and public debt, the level and recipients of government spending are usually matters of some controversy.
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Past The Tipping Point: Mandatory spending has already doubled and its going to double again soon.
Congress hasn't passed a budget bill yet, but a House budget resolution released last week calls for more than $236 billion in cuts to mandatory spending for education programs over 10 years, according to Inside Higher Ed, an online publication focused on higher education.
When the administration made its request for cuts in science funding from the discretionary budget, it attempted to offset the cuts by requesting that there be more than $6 billion in R&D support that would be considered mandatory spending, in the same category as Social Security and Medicare.
The fundamental problem with the nation's finances is the runaway expense of mandatory spending programs.
The rest is mandatory spending, mainly interest on the federal debt and Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits that are expanding as the US population grows older.
The survey done by GenNext, a CSR management firm, has pointed out that women-led companies had a better rate of meeting the two per cent mandatory spending target.
3 trillion dollars over 10 years in mandatory spending, which includes SNAP, but does not specify the impact on individual programs.
Watson filed three bills that would effectively shut down a giant loophole that allows lobbyists - often under pressure from legislators - to avoid naming names when they fill out their mandatory spending and entertainment reports with the Texas Ethics Commission.
Beginning in 2016, the deficit will widen as rising interest rates increase debt servicing costs and mandatory spending obligations keep upward pressure on expenditures.
The reconciliation process was originally intended to provide Congress with a vehicle for considering adjustments to mandatory spending, revenues (i.
Several of DAVs provisions concerning advance appropriations for VA mandatory spending and care for women veterans, as well as new funding for long-term care for injured and ill veterans, are included in the Fiscal Year 2015 omnibus spending bill that was signed into law in December.
Overall, mandatory spending has grown as a share of GDP,

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