Below is a table pulled from the GovExec.com newsletter that I found interesting and informative and wanted to share with you.
I would suggest that you sign up for this e-mail publication as it has many articles concerning the Coast Guard and it’s interaction with the maritime industry as well as other items that can and often does have a very large impact on our daily lives.
I don’t necessarily agree nor do I disagree with items listed in this publication but, as with all other such publications, can have both good items and bad items. Over the years, I have discerned that the writers for this publication are pretty much middle of the road when it comes to reporting. This is good because it gives you, the reader, the chance to make up your own mind about what is happening on the “hill”.
Some of the articles make me see red and I watch my blood pressure rise with every printed word, others are so stupid it makes me wonder why anyone would take the trouble to publish it but, that is also good for a grin, a chuckle or an all out belly laugh.
There are also some comments listed below the chart that I thought were interesting as well. These comments just go to prove that this is OUR country and it is OUR right to speak out. So don’t just set there on your laurels and gripe about it, say something. Your comment may not change the world, but it will do a couple of important things, it will let others know how you feel and it will make YOU feel better.
Remember, if you don’t say something, nothing will ever change.
Touch keys with you later.
Budget boosts and cuts, agency by agency
|Agency||FY 2008 Proposal
|FY 2009 Proposal
|FY 2009-FY 2008
|Health and Human
|Housing and Urban
|State and other
|Army Corps of
of the President
Note: Supplemental and emergency funding requests are excluded.