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    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    Sad but true. When I was in the Navy. We saved as much as we could during the budget year in case of an emergency, close to the end of the budget year we went out and spend every dime so we wouldn't lose any in the next budget year.
    Wouldn't it be novel if congress and the President could announce that any federal agency that was able to save a minimum of 10% of their budget would not have their next year's budget reduced and they could keep half of those savings to use in the next fiscal year? You might actually find some that compete to be more efficient and cost effective.

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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    No, Congress only makes it legal to put money into the wallet and to take money out.
    That's the point. Without Congress making it legal there would be no money in the wallet.
    I confess, I did it, I let the dogs out.

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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

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    Good evening to you too V1.1 - sorry to intrude on your discussion - no wonder spending continues to rise uncontrolled if federal agencies know they will lose budget next year if they don't fully spend this year's budget.
    Not only that, but the baselines are automatically incremented. So, when you here about a "cut", it's generally just a decrease in the rate of assumed increase. There will be a lot on gnashing of teeth over the Repub budget proposal, but what it amounts to is an increase of 3.5% per year versus 5.0%...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Wouldn't it be novel if congress and the President could announce that any federal agency that was able to save a minimum of 10% of their budget would not have their next year's budget reduced and they could keep half of those savings to use in the next fiscal year? You might actually find some that compete to be more efficient and cost effective.
    Ah, but in DC the money is the power...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    No the Congress acts more like your loan officer. If you want to borrow X for a particular car, he authorizes a limit, specifically for that purpose. No loan is made or money spent until the transaction takes place by you...
    And without the Congressional loan officer authorizing X amount to buy that new Chevy 3500 truck. The President could not buy it. Doesn't matter if the President does the final spending, he could not do it without Congress giving him the money first.
    I confess, I did it, I let the dogs out.

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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Not only that, but the baselines are automatically incremented. So, when you here about a "cut", it's generally just a decrease in the rate of assumed increase. There will be a lot on gnashing of teeth over the Repub budget proposal, but what it amounts to is an increase of 3.5% per year versus 5.0%...
    That's what was so funny about the President running around the country like a chicken with his head cut off moaning and groaning about the sequester when all it does is reduce the increase in spending over the next 10 years.

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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    And without the Congressional loan officer authorizing X amount to buy that new Chevy 3500 truck. The President could not buy it. Doesn't matter if the President does the final spending, he could not do it without Congress giving him the money first.
    With all these built in checks and balances, you have to wonder how a $16 trillion, racing to $20 trillion, debt got started and continues.

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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Wouldn't it be novel if congress and the President could announce that any federal agency that was able to save a minimum of 10% of their budget would not have their next year's budget reduced and they could keep half of those savings to use in the next fiscal year? You might actually find some that compete to be more efficient and cost effective.
    that would be a very good idea. Just don't work that way.
    I confess, I did it, I let the dogs out.

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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    With all these built in checks and balances, you have to wonder how a $16 trillion, racing to $20 trillion, debt got started and continues.
    That started 30,40 or more years ago
    I confess, I did it, I let the dogs out.

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    Re: Full Extreme Ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Or, like Clinton, supply the demorat president a republicant congress led by someone with balls.
    And a magic calculator. It has been proven time and time again that there was no actual Clinton surplus, it was a PROJECTED surplus. You know, if everything kept going well and suggested adjustments were made. But he was on the right track when he suggested that the surplus be used to fix Social Security. I admire him for putting together the Commission to Study Social Security. Unfortunately by the time they reached a conclusion they presented it to GW Bush who did a crappy job of selling it and the media killed it by suggesting it was Bush's plan. He had nothing to do with it. He didn't even understand it. Had he had the forethought to bring Clinton in to sell it we may very well have had it straightened out by now.

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