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este thread es para informar, educar y discutir sobre este tema que tanto impacta a nuestro archipielago


Presupuesto 2011 - 2012

 

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http://www.elnuevodia.com/obamaanunciasupresupuesto-890962.html

Obama anuncia su presupuesto

Asciende a $3.73 trillones; espera refutación de los republicanos

Por STEVEN R. HURST / The Associated Press

WASHINGTON - El presidente Barack Obama dio a conocer ayer su programa de $3.73 trillones en partidas presupuestarias para el nuevo año fiscal, que con seguridad será refutado por los legisladores republicanos que lo consideran corto en reducciones de la deuda y largo en nuevos gastos.

En una escuela secundaria de Baltimore, en Maryland, el mandatario dijo que su propuesta presupuestaria le permitirá cumplir su promesa de reducir el déficit nacional en un 50% al finalizar su primer mandato, del que le quedan dos años.

Obama dijo que su plan de gastos federales para el año fiscal que comienza el primero de octubre reducirá esos gastos -en proporción al Producto Interno Bruto- a su menor nivel desde el gobierno de Dwight D. Eisenhower en la década de 1950.

La deuda total de Estados Unidos asciende ahora a $14.1 trillones.

El máximo dirigente republicano en cuestiones presupuestarias, el representante Paul Ryan, dijo que Obama no ha encarado el mayor problema que tiene hoy Estados Unidos, que es, dijo, la enormidad de su deuda.

Los detractores del presidente han puesto en tela de juicio los pronósticos de ingresos formulados por Obama, que dependen de medidas como la eliminación de centenares de miles de millones de dólares en exenciones fiscales de la industria del petróleo, pese a que esa idea fue torpedeada cuando los demócratas controlaban ambas cámaras del Congreso y tiene ahora incluso menores posibilidades de prosperar.

La Casa Blanca calcula que el déficit del presente año fiscal aumentará a $1.65 trillones -un récord-, en parte producto de la reducción impositiva acordada con los republicanos en diciembre.
 

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http://www.elnuevodia.com/obamaconfirmareduccionesenmedicare-891610.html
Obama confirma reducciones en Medicare
El Congreso aplicará también ajustes en el Seguro Social Servicios Combinados




"Habrá muchos altibajos los próximos meses mientras buscamos una solución", dijo hoy Barack Obama en conferencia de prensa. AP
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Washington - El presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, defendió hoy su plan de presupuesto diciendo que es una de las "decisiones difíciles" que debe tomar y advirtió que tanto demócratas como republicanos deberán actuar juntos para enfrentar decisiones más difíciles sobre más gastos de la nación como los principales programas sociales del país.

El mandatario dijo que esos programas —Medicare, Medicaid y el Seguro Social— deben ser reducidos por ambos partidos juntos, en lugar de que sean dictados por la Casa Blanca.

Obama defendió su decisión de no tocar esos programas en su presupuesto para 2012 que presentó la víspera e insistió que ambos partidos deben colaborar para llegar a un compromiso.

"Habrá muchos altibajos los próximos meses mientras buscamos una solución", dijo el mandatario en una conferencia de prensa. "Creo que podremos lograrlo".

El presidente dijo que su presupuesto de 3,73 billones contiene decisiones ingratas. Intenta reducir el déficit en 1,1 trillones a lo largo de 10 años mediante el aumento de los impuestos, congelación de gastos nacionales y suspensión de los aumentos salariales a los funcionarios federales.

Empero, la reducción de gastos de Obama es mucho más modesta que la exigida por su comisión fiscal, que propuso en diciembre acortar el cuádruple en el gasto federal de lo sugerido por el mandatario

Desoyendo a su propia comisión bipartidista, el presupuesto de Obama no hace cambio estructural alguno para reducir los gastos de la Seguridad Social o el seguro médico de los jubilados, llamado Medicare, las dos partidas más abultadas de lo que gasta el gobierno.

"Vean cómo fueron logrados históricamente esos acuerdos", dijo el martes Obama. "En general no es porque haya un plan Obama. Es porque demócratas y republicanos están decididos a encarar esto con seriedad".
El informe de la comisión bipartidista incluyó aumentar la edad de retiro en la Seguridad Social y reducir futuros aumentos y beneficios.

Y aunque Obama prometió reformar el sistema fiscal corporativo, no siguió las recomendaciones de la comisión que reducirían las cargas fiscales generando mayores ingresos para el fisco.

Obama pidió una revisión "neutra en ingresos" de ese sistema fiscal, lo que significa que ni costará dinero al erario ni aumentará sus ingresos.

"No sugiero que no tengamos que hacer más", dijo el mandatario.

Obama admitió que los programas sociales y el aumento fiscal son necesarios y agregó que demócratas y republicanos establecieron un modelo de cooperación durante la legislatura de diciembre, cuando negociaron un plan para reducir los impuestos.

El lunes, luego que Obama presentó su proyecto, los legisladores republicanos comenzaron a mofarse del monto colosal que pide Obama para pagar los gastos federales de 2012 y que cuenta con un gigantesco déficit.

La bancada republicana presentará una alternativa que incluye notables reducciones del gasto nacional.

Los republicanos son partidarios de reducir 61.000 millones de dólares en el actual año fiscal que concluye el 30 de septiembre conforme a un proyecto de ley que es intensamente debatido.
 

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Si no lo hacen quiebra Estados Unidos, es increible ver como han llevado el déficit a estos niveles alarmantes. Muy bien podría pasar en los Estados Unidos el caso de Grecia, con causas catastroficas no solo en Estados Unidos sino en aquellas economías ligadas a USA.
Las guerras de Irak, Afghanistan, el Rescate Financiero, la exportación de toda la maquinaria manufactuera de USA a China, los déficit de los estados, los gastos superfluos del gobierno etc han causado dicho déficit.
 

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y los tax cuts...por que lo que han hecho es pedir prestado para financiar el boquete que dejan
 

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/14/obama-budget-taxes_n_823054.html

Federal Budget Proposal Reflects Record-Low Tax Revenue


As President Barack Obama unveils his plan for the coming year's federal budget, he confronts a revenue stream that is the weakest its been in decades.

With the recession’s legacy dragging down payrolls and with a federal deficit ballooning, the Obama administration is trying to accomplish two difficult tasks: jump-starting economic growth while simultaneously cutting spending.

Federal tax revenue, measured as a percentage of economic output, is the lowest it has been since the mid-1970s, according to a new report from Credit Suisse. That figure, 15.1 percent, is slightly recovered from what it was during the recession, but it’s still more than two percentage points below the 50-year average of 17.5 percent. In mid-2009, when the economy had been shrinking, tax revenue was the lowest it had been in at least half a century.

“There were very severe job losses and income losses associated with the recession,” said Neal Soss, chief economist at Credit Suisse and an author of the report. “If you don’t have income, then you don’t have tax revenues.”

Obama’s proposed budget, which outlines cuts to programs that help the working poor and the middle class, reflects a move to trim the federal deficit, which has reached a record high. Currently, federal expenditures outpace revenue by more than $1.3 trillion. The White House expects that figure to increase beyond $1.5 trillion in the coming year.

The nation cannot simply grow its way out of debt, Atlanta Fed president Dennis Lockhart said last week, according to Reuters. As the government continues to borrow money to pay for its obligations, lawmakers and economists worry that accumulating too much debt could harm the economy.

“What I am concerned about is the structural imbalance between taxes and spending, which means the U.S. government is out there borrowing hundreds of billions of dollars every year,” said Gus Faucher, an economist at Moody’s Analytics. If interest rates rise, he added, “it’s going to make the government’s problem even worse.”

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Much of the tax drought stems directly from the recession. On the state and local level, the real estate slump has strained government budgets, as property tax collection in some cases has fallen. In cities across the nation, governments have had to slash spending to compensate.

But on the federal level, it’s the jobs crisis that has taken a devastating toll on revenue. As nine percent of the workforce is unemployed, and as millions more workers have given up looking for jobs, fewer employees are paying personal income taxes. Since the December 2007 peak in revenue, this taxpayer base has dropped by about 7 million workers, the Credit Suisse report notes.

Moreover, a drop in personal tax revenue accounts for about two-thirds of the total decline in tax revenue since the recent peak.

“The economy is a lot smaller than it ought to be, given the capacity to produce,” said Gary Burtless, a former Labor Department economist and a current fellow at the Brookings Institution, in Washington. “There’s an automatic decline in the revenues going to the federal government.”

Even as some sectors of the economy show signs of recovery, U.S. companies have demonstrated continued reluctance to hire workers. Apparently padding their defenses against future losses, corporations are hoarding cash to a historic degree. In the third quarter of last year, corporations increased their cash holdings 7.3 percent, setting a new record with $1.9 trillion in liquid assets, according to Federal Reserve data.

Relative to their short-term liabilities, U.S. corporations haven’t been sitting on this much cash since 1956. In a speech this month before the Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s most powerful business lobby, president Obama urged the business world to use that money to increase payrolls, encouraging businesses to “get in the game.”

Coupled with a lackluster employment situation, the recent series of tax cuts has further eroded revenue. After two pieces of tax cut legislation were passed during George W. Bush’s first term as president, Americans received a tax rebate in 2008. Under president Obama, most Americans saw their taxes shrink in 2009, and again in 2010. In less than a decade, a budget surplus turned into a trillion-dollar deficit.

These tax cuts inflicted a revenue drop that was “above and beyond those tax reductions that would have occurred just because the economy shrank,” Burtless said.

With the economy in the grips of recession, dwindling corporate revenues also affected federal tax income. Wounded bottom lines translated into depreciated taxes, contributing about 28 percent of the drop in tax revenue, the Credit Suisse report notes.

As the economy recovers, these sources of revenue will likely improve. But a robust economy on its own might not be enough to resolve the deficit.

“The long-term budget problems require massive spending cuts. There’s no other way around them,” Glen Hubbard, dean of Columbia University Business School, said. “You couldn’t raise taxes enough to cover that, without completely killing the economy.”

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im sorry my friends in the US pero tendran que pagar mas taxes por menos servicios.
 

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No tienes que ir tan lejos...mira el caso de Argentina

Si no lo hacen quiebra Estados Unidos, es increible ver como han llevado el déficit a estos niveles alarmantes. Muy bien podría pasar en los Estados Unidos el caso de Grecia, con causas catastroficas no solo en Estados Unidos sino en aquellas economías ligadas a USA.
Las guerras de Irak, Afghanistan, el Rescate Financiero, la exportación de toda la maquinaria manufactuera de USA a China, los déficit de los estados, los gastos superfluos del gobierno etc han causado dicho déficit.













Por esto es que nunca seré conservador...esto lo provoco el conservadurismo a lo USA y están así mismo ahora en USA. Soy liberal y no quiero ver esto ocurrir en mi país si no le dan un reversa ahora estamos perdidos ya con el daño de hoy no las veremos negras.. imagínate si no lo paramos.
 

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White House, Dems Tell GOP Not To Play Politics With Debt Ceiling



WASHINGTON -- The White House and Congressional Democrats are urging House Republicans to support a "clean" bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling rather than using the legislative vehicle to tackle policy.

On Monday, fresh off the budget fight, Press Secretary Jay Carney offered the first preview of the White House's position on the preeminent issue facing government in the months ahead.

"We cannot play chicken with the economy in this way. It's just too darn risky. It's not appropriate," Carney said during a Monday briefing.

Carney's remarks and posturing was echoed by Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), who is circulating a letter to Congressional Democrats asking them to oppose GOP efforts to use the debt ceiling vote for policy gains.

"There's a growing awareness that we can't mess with the debt limit," Welch told HuffPost. "If we try to leverage politics out of the debt limit, we're putting a gun to the head of the very fragile economy."

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said the government will reach its congressionally authorized debt limit by May 16 in a letter sent to Congress last week. The government would have until early July before the country would default on its loans, Geithner said.

To avert a default and raise the debt ceiling, there will likely be a showdown between House Republicans, Senate Democrats and the White House similar to the fight over funding the government, which was resolved on Friday with Democrats agreeing to swallow $38 billion in cuts.

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Congress controls the government's purse-strings, and must authorize the amount of debt the Treasury Department can take on. Congress raised the debt ceiling seven times under President George W. Bush, but the matter has become contentious in recent months as federal budget issues have dominated Capitol Hill. The amount of government debt will continue to increase even if federal spending is radically reduced, as Treasury bonds that have already been issued accrue interest. If Congress does not raise the debt ceiling as that interest accumulates, the government will be forced to default on its debt, which would almost certainly spark global economic unrest.

Although most Republicans acknowledge the debt ceiling does need to be raised, House Republican leaders said on Sunday they hope to address other issues, such as spending caps or changes to entitlement programs, with the pending legislation.

"There comes at times leverage moments, a time when the president will capitulate to what the American people want right now," Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said on "Fox News Sunday." "They don't want to raise taxes, they don't want borrowing to continue out of control."

Speaker John Boehner made a similar statement in an interview on Fox News later in the day.

"We're just not going to do the typical Washington thing, roll over, increase the debt limit without addressing the underlying problem," he said.

If the House GOP successfully adds policy changes to the debt ceiling bill, they could find support in the Senate, where Republicans have similar plans to leverage the debt limit to achieve other goals.

Carney did not say whether the president would veto a bill that raised the debt ceiling if it included other measures.

Welch said he hopes the president will keep other issues out of the debate, arguing they can be addressed during debate over the 2012 budget.

"I'd caution him against linking things directly to the debt limit," he said. "The debt ceiling is in a category of its own. It is not at all about incurring new obligations."

Welch's letter was also originally signed by Reps. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Rush Holt (D-N.J.) and David Price (D-N.C.). About 20 other Democrats had signed on by mid-morning. Welch said he hopes to create a strong stance within the Democratic caucus against the Republican effort to add other issues to the debt limit vote.

"They're calling this a leverage moment; in fact it's an adult moment, to use Boehner's terms," he said. "Even creating the significant possibility that we'll default on our loans could be disastrous."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/11/peter-welch-accuses-gop-o_n_847509.html
 

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Budget Deal Passes House, Senate

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed a bill on Thursday to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year, putting an end to months of uncertainty over 2011 government funding.

The upper chamber approved the bill 81 to 19. It passed through the House of Representatives a few hours earlier by a vote of 260 to 167.

Neither Democrats nor Republicans expressed full approval of the budget deal, which was hammered out last week in closed-door meetings between the White House and leaders among the House GOP and Senate Democrats. A broad-strokes agreement was announced on Friday evening, barely averting a government shutdown, and both chambers voted to extend government funding by a week while they put together a final bill.

This week, though, the already-tepid support for the deal faded further as details emerged. The final bill was posted late on Monday evening, giving members of Congress only three days to read through the fine print of the $38 billion in funding cuts.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) bashed the deal earlier this week when he found it eliminated funds for a $50,000 port study in his home state -- even though it was removed as an attempt to block “earmarked” funds from the bill.

In the Senate, the bill drew strong opposition from Republicans, including conservatives Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah).

Several members of the Senate Democratic caucus also voted against the bill, including Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
 

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/17/tim-geithner-debt-ceiling-catastrophic_n_850173.html

Tim Geithner Confident Congress Will Raise Debt Ceiling: Not Doing So Would Be 'Catastrophic'



WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Sunday he's certain congressional lawmakers will come together to raise the nation's debt limit and warned of dire consequences if they don't.

"I want to make it perfectly clear that Congress will raise the debt ceiling," Geithner told ABC News "This Week" anchor Christiane Amanpour.

According to Geithner, members of Congress conveyed this view to President Obama on Wednesday at the White House.

"I sat there with them, and they said, we recognize we have to do this. And we're not going to play around with it," Geithner said. "We know that the risk would be catastrophic. It's not something you can take too close to the edge."

This sentiment differs significantly from what some lawmakers say publicly. "I will oppose any attempt to vote to raise the limit on our $14 trillion debt until Congress passes the balanced-budget amendment," declared Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.). Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has made similar statements.

On NBC's "Meet the Press," Geithner said lawmakers who play politics with the debt ceiling will have to own the consequences.

"I've spent a lot of time with Republicans and Democrats on this -- I saw with the Senate Finance Committee last week -- and they absolutely understand the stakes in this, and the leadership understand that you can't play around with this," he said. "You can't take it too long. And those people up there who are telling people that you can take this to the brink because it gives them some leverage, they're going to own the responsibility for the risk that creates for the American economy."

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On CNN's "State of the Union," Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) seemed willing to explore attaching provisions to a debt ceiling hike. When asked by host Candy Crowley whether he would consider some spending cuts, he replied, "Of course. I think that we need to have conversations about how we reduce spending. We also need to have a conversation about how we get some equality into our tax code again."

Federal law currently caps the federal debt at $14.3 trillion. But sometime in the next month, the United States will inevitably surpass that amount. Congress consistently votes to raise the nation's debt ceiling, a decision it face again in the coming weeks.

Geithner outlined myriad consequences should Congress decide, for some reason, not to raise the debt ceiling by June.

"What will happen is that we'd have to stop making payments to our seniors -- Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security. We'd have to stop paying veterans' benefits," he told Amanpour. "We'd have to stop paying all the other payments on all the other things the government does. And then we would risk default on our debt -- and if we did that, we'd tip the U.S. economy and the world economy back into recession -- depression."

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una mini encuentas quien esta de acuerdo con que eliminen los tax cuts de Bush para lidear con el deficit de EEUU??
 

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^Eso, y cortar todos los programas carisimos que Bush implemento, mayoria militares. Que de hecho, fueron financiados con prestamos pues correr deficits ni importaba (Segun Dick Cheney).
 
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