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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 03:48 PM
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90. thank you, now I totally feel vindicated
going back to the source within the source

http://www.nlihc.org/doc/cp04.pdf

The table on page 6 shows that the "Budget Authority" was $83 billion. However, that is a mostly meaningless number because "actual outlays" were only $10 billion. So they had the authority to spend $70 billion that they were not spending. Complaining about a huge cut in an imaginary number does not seem like an honest complaint, nor something that would have a real world impact, but I will keep reading since there may be other things there that I do not understand. It is kinda disgusting to see how much money the government spends on housing subsidies for the wealthier, but probably the wealthier are much more numerous and when I suggested abolishing schedule A, where those subsidies are found, the response from DU was overwhelmingly negative.
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