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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 04:18 PM
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97. that sounds kinda like privatization
Working as a temp I was about two months away from getting one week of paid vacation, working at Kraft Foods for Kelly Services. I also got paid holidays and had a set schedule. Then Kraft decided to take over the temp service and do it internally. So we lost those benefits and had a flex schedule. I heard, although I had no way to verify that, the new service was actually costing them more, while at the same time the workers were getting less.

So, my long way of saying that I can see where "total dollars spent" does not reflect reality either, necessarily. But I kinda got my gist from

"Budget authority is the amount of money that the law allows the federal government to
commit to be spent in current or future years.7 Budget authority is how much money the law
permits the federal government to spend.
Outlays are the measure of government spending, recorded by the government when
obligations are paid, in the amount paid.8 Outlays are what the federal government actually
spends."

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