Posts Tagged ‘budget’

May 10th, 2018 - 8:31 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

How Trump is cutting spending — and where

To appease GOP deficit hawks in Congress, Trump is submitting $15 billion of spending “rescissions.” Congress approved this spending, and appropriated money for it, but executive branch agencies under Trump’s control didn’t spend it. The rescissions include $7 billion for the[...]

June 20th, 2017 - 10:42 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

Major Threat To UW and Hutch By Trump

The Trump administration wants to make massive cuts in research while claiming to spend MORE money on science.   The TRUMP Government, led by The Secretary of HHS and the Director of the OMB, have previously proposed draconian cuts to the NIH budget.  Now we know the vehicle for the cuts .. an att[...]

February 6th, 2017 - 12:07 am § in Donald Trump, Schools & Colleges

What Trump Budget Cuts Mean For the University

(Based on material in The Hill)  The the so-called skinny budget means dramatic changes that affect academics. Russ Vought, a former aide to Vice President-elect Mike Pence and  John Gray, who previously worked for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) are writing the new budget,  Their document is expect[...]

December 5th, 2016 - 11:32 am § in America


 The Navy is ready and capable of boosting production of new ships if President-elect Donald Trump makes good his vow to expand the U.S. Navy to 350 ships, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson told Reuters. This is all part of another Trump lie that the American military is underfunde[...]

April 21st, 2016 - 10:19 am § in Misc., UW

Why are we building another law school….?

UW Tacoma has announced they are building a new law school. How much of this is pork, another way to subsidize the Tacoma economy? While UWT does a lot of good, anyone who visits the “city of destiny ” knows, that this campus is terribly important to a local economy that has not develope[...]

August 5th, 2015 - 2:07 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

SOUTH CAROLINA: What matters in South Carolina

The Auto Lobbyist:  from the Chronicle of Higher Education “If you can learn how to make love in the backseat of a Volkswagen, you can learn to read and write in a barn,” Patrick E. Watson, a longtime lobbyist for South Carolina car dealers, secured a big tax break for his clients. Deal[...]

May 18th, 2015 - 10:31 pm § in Misc.

So ,, If a University President is worth $1 million, and the Football Coach is worth $2 million, how much is a University’s fund manager worth?

HMC Executives Saw Compensation Increase from 2012 to 2013 By MARIEL A. KLEIN 4 days ago Since-promoted Harvard Management Company president and CEO Stephen Blyth received $11.5 million in compensation in 2013, about double his compensation of $5.3 million in 2012.[...]

May 15th, 2015 - 5:24 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW


The UW AAUP (below) is advocating  “a Fully-Funded, Democratically Run UW.”  This seems to me to be a very poorly thought out idea.  Here is my alternative. Of  course most liberals believe that our state should fully support the costs fo all higher education. Of course we. as a com[...]

April 11th, 2015 - 1:35 am § in America

Radical Republicans

Hal Rogers, the Republican chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, represents Owsley county and got 84 percent of its vote. His 5th congressional district in southeast Kentucky has the largest proportion of food stamp recipients among any held by a Republican, the data shows. Kentucky’s Ow[...]

March 6th, 2015 - 11:57 pm § in America

The News Tribune on Creating a Cougar School of Medicine

The media war over where to spend state dollars on medical education continues in the pages of Tacoma’s News Tribune. Mikal Thomsen, a WSU graduate, writing at the explicit request of WSU, talks about his surviving a stroke and goes on to make the absurd claim that he might not have survived [...]