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smarterplanet:

Few Support Decreases in Federal Government Spending

Greg Sargent looks at a new Pew poll showing major contradictions in the American public’s opinion on  government spending.  Half of the people think deficit reduction is a  priority for economic recovery — until you get to specific programs. Given specific federal programs, more people favor spending increases or no reduction in spending:
Half the American public favors deficit reductions — but few support decreases in specific federal programs
Everyone wants the budget cut. But nobody wants to cut anything.
publicradiointernational:

smarterplanet:

Few Support Decreases in Federal Government Spending

Greg Sargent looks at a new Pew poll showing major contradictions in the American public’s opinion on government spending.  Half of the people think deficit reduction is a priority for economic recovery — until you get to specific programs. Given specific federal programs, more people favor spending increases or no reduction in spending:

Half the American public favors deficit reductions — but few support decreases in specific federal programs

Everyone wants the budget cut. But nobody wants to cut anything.

publicradiointernational:

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riannag:

 
A seven-year-old has donated $140 to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) because he doesn’t think it’s right for gay people not to be treated equally.
The child, Malcolm, was given $140 by his parents to donate to the charity of his choice. He chose to split the money between the gay centre and the HRC.
The cheque was accompanied by a hand written note that read: “I am sending you this money because I don’t think it’s fair that Gay people are not treated equally.”
A note from the boy’s mother said: “To teach the importance of improving the world around him, Malcolm was given $140 to give away to the charity of his choice. After hearing a story on the radio about the mistreatment of gays and lesbians, Malcolm became both upset and curious about the issue…to help, he chose to split his money between the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.”

riannag:

A seven-year-old has donated $140 to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) because he doesn’t think it’s right for gay people not to be treated equally.

The child, Malcolm, was given $140 by his parents to donate to the charity of his choice. He chose to split the money between the gay centre and the HRC.

The cheque was accompanied by a hand written note that read: “I am sending you this money because I don’t think it’s fair that Gay people are not treated equally.”

A note from the boy’s mother said: “To teach the importance of improving the world around him, Malcolm was given $140 to give away to the charity of his choice. After hearing a story on the radio about the mistreatment of gays and lesbians, Malcolm became both upset and curious about the issue…to help, he chose to split his money between the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.”

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surisburnbook:

Does anybody remember Harper Beckham? I feel like she and I should have an informal strategy session now that Blue Carter has arrived. You know what they say… The frenemy of my frenemy is my new business partner.

surisburnbook:

Does anybody remember Harper Beckham? I feel like she and I should have an informal strategy session now that Blue Carter has arrived. You know what they say… The frenemy of my frenemy is my new business partner.