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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:55 PM

Chief Justice Prods Congress to Resolve Budget Talks and Control National Debt

Source: NYT

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. used his year-end report on the federal judiciary to give Congressional budget negotiators a little nudge.

“Our country faces new challenges, including the much-publicized ‘fiscal cliff’ and the longer-term problem of a truly extravagant and burgeoning national debt,” he wrote. “No one seriously doubts that the country’s fiscal ledger has gone awry. The public properly looks to its elected officials to craft a solution.”

The chief justice said that his branch of the government provided an example of doing much with few resources. The federal judiciary makes do with a budget appropriation of about $7 billion, he wrote, “a mere two-tenths of 1 percent of the United States’ total budget of $3.7 trillion.”

“Yes,” he went on, “for each citizen’s tax dollar, only two-tenths of one penny goes toward funding the entire third branch of government!”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/01/us/chief-justice-roberts-prods-congress-on-fiscal-matters.html

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Reply Chief Justice Prods Congress to Resolve Budget Talks and Control National Debt (Original post)
alp227 Dec 2012 OP
nineteen50 Dec 2012 #1
Ter Jan 2013 #8
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #2
bucolic_frolic Dec 2012 #3
John2 Jan 2013 #4
DavidDvorkin Jan 2013 #5
JudyM Jan 2013 #6
nineteen50 Jan 2013 #7

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:15 PM

1. Why

would anyone care what this corporate stooge says.

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Response to nineteen50 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:13 PM

8. Well, he did save Obamacare

 

I'm still shocked how he voted.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:16 PM

2. I say save money, dump the SCOTUS. nm

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 08:32 PM

3. Narcissist

doesn't know his own boundaries which do NOT include
budgetary matters of the legislative and executive branches
of the United States Federal Government.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:07 PM

4. How old is

 

he any way?

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Response to John2 (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:56 PM

5. Almost 58

Not old enough.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:37 PM

6. One, why doesn't he try controlling Scalia's conflicts of interest and two,

big whoop about how small a fraction of the government's budget they get, there are only 9 of them and some staff.

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Response to JudyM (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:03 PM

7. Answer one

he needs him when he shills for the corporations.

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