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Bush's "Lame Duck" Budget Looks Like "Tame Duck" to Taxpayers, Analysis Shows

by Pete Sepp / /

The Bush Administration's 2009 "lame duck" budget admirably proposes to make tax-rate reductions permanent and slow the growth of some spending, but taxpayers have seen birds of this feather quacking to no avail around Washington before. That's th
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Study: Bush Proposes $134.6 Billion Spending Boost in State of Union Speech; Largest in His Tenure

by Pete Sepp / /

A large request for additional military funding pushed the total amount of new spending proposed last night in George W. Bush's State of the Union address to over $134 billion - the biggest single-year amount of his Presidency, according to a line-by-
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Study: Bush Proposes $12.4 Billion Spending Boost in State of Union Speech; Up from 2006

by Pete Sepp / /

More bountiful defense budget increases and scarcer spending cuts pushed the yearly price tag of President Bush's State of the Union proposals past $12 billion, according to the National Taxpayers Union Foundation's (NTUF's) popular and annual
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Bush's Budget Boasts of Discipline Even as It Boosts Spending, Taxpayer Group's Analysis Finds

by Pete Sepp / /

Despite annual promises of fiscal discipline, President Bush's latest budget shows that by the beginning of Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 federal spending will have grown 49 percent since he took office -- just one of the many interesting items in an analysis
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State of Union Speech's Annual "Price Tag" Drops to Record Low of $12.8 Billion, Study Finds

by Pete Sepp / /

By repeating many proposals from his 2004 speech and avoiding costly new ones, last night President Bush called for $12.8 billion in additional yearly federal spending -- the smallest increase among the six most recent State of the Union addresses, accord
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