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Boondoggle 2.0
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Boondoggle 2.0

Transit Contract Causes 2nd Overrun in a Month; City Dips into Rainy-Day Fund “Time flies when you’re having funds.” – Cecil Bothwell to Asheville Unreported, June 27, 2017 At its July 25 meeting, Asheville City Council voted unanimously to dip into the city’s “rainy day” fund to cover a $441,000 overage to the $850,000 transit...

The Entitlement Myth
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The Entitlement Myth

Many of President Donald Trump’s supporters are outraged about the budget debate currently happening within the GOP right now, Mr. Trump’s budget blueprint — which is expected to be central to his address to Congress on Tuesday night — sets up a striking clash with the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, who has made a career...

Trump’s Budget Makes No Sense
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Trump’s Budget Makes No Sense

President Donald Trump is seeking a 10% increase in military spending in his new budget.  A proposal that is both sticking to and deviating from his promises on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump is seeking what he called a “historic” increase in defense spending, but ran into immediate opposition from Republicans in Congress who...