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Author: Amy Belasco
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: operation, maintenance, spending, trends, upkeep, military, readiness, paying
Number of Pages: 97
Published: 1997-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788173812
ISBN-13: 9780788173813

Examines how spending on military operation & maintenance grew in the 1980s & fell in the 1990s. The study highlights changes that could be made to achieve lower levels of spending by 2002. Topics addressed include: the need to reduce operation & maintenance spending levels in the future, why defensewide spending on operation & maintenance has grown, readiness & operation & maintenance spending by the services, & strategies for reducing spending. Charts & tables.

Author: Dan L. Crippen
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: children, elderly, spending, federal
Number of Pages: 10
Published: 2008-06
ISBN-10: 1437901344
ISBN-13: 9781437901344

In 2000 an analysis of fed. spending on people over age 64 and under 18 concluded: In FY2000, the fed. govżt. will spend over 1/3 of its budget -- $615 billion -- on transfer payments and services for people age 65 or older. Fed. spending on children in 2000 will total $148 billion. In 10 years, spending on the elderly and children combined will account for more than half of total govżt. spending, with the elderlyżs share making up roughly 4/5 of that amount. Entitlement programs account for the overwhelming share of spending on the elderly but a much smaller portion of spending on children

Author: Aaron B. Wildavsky
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: spending, decrease, growth, taxes, lessen, inflation, economic, public, government, constitutional, amendment, tying, limit
Number of Pages: 210
Published: 1980
ISBN-10: 0520042271
ISBN-13: 9780520042278

Criticizes government spending policy, budgeting methods, and expenditures, calling for a constitutional amendment to curb inflation and limit federal spending

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: mandatory, spending, capping, issues, policy, budget
Number of Pages: 108
Published: 1995-04-01
ISBN-10: 0788116878
ISBN-13: 9780788116872

Identifies the accounts & activities that currently comprise mandatory spending & reviews their recent growth. Examines recent cap proposals to understand the issues that would be faced by implementing a spending cap on mandatory spending programs. Identifies differences in ways that mandatory programs are designed & financed. Analyzes how these differences affect prospects for achieving budgetary savings from implementing a spending cap similar to those that recently have been proposed. Twenty charts & tables

Author: Kwai-Cheung Chan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: impede, thorough, assessments, limitations, information, spending, employment, defense
Number of Pages: 68
Published: 1998-06
ISBN-10: 078817343X
ISBN-13: 9780788173431

Examines defense & other federal spending in the state of New Mexico. Specifically, examines (1) characteristics of New Mexico's economy & changes in it; (2) the amount of direct defense-related & nondefense-related federal spending in the state & the direct federal employment associated with both, over time; & (3) the extent to which available government data can provide reliable information on defense spending & employment. The last issue became a major component of the study, since quality of data directly affects what can be concluded about defense spending & employment. Charts & tables.

Author: David D. Bellis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: uses, tanf, block, grant, states, trends, reform, information, needed, understand, welfare
Number of Pages: 80
Published: 2006-09-01
ISBN-10: 1422307239
ISBN-13: 9781422307236

Under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grants, states have the authority to make decisions about how to allocate fed. & state funds to assist low-income families. States' increased flexibility under TANF as well as the budgetary stresses they experienced after a recession draw attention to the fiscal partnership between the fed. gov't. & states. This report examines: changes in the overall level of welfare-related spending; changes in spending priorities for welfare-related non-health services; & the contribution of TANF funds to states' spending for welfare-related ser

Author: James C. Cosgrove
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: payments, home, health, improper, address, improvements, needed, medicare
Number of Pages: 53
Published: 2009-09
ISBN-10: 1437916139
ISBN-13: 9781437916133

Medicare spending on home health totaled $12.9 billion in 2006, up 44% from 2002. Concerns have been raised that improper payments from practices indicating fraud and abuse may have contributed to Medicare home health spending and utilization. This report examines the growth in Medicare home health spending and utilization and the benefit's vulnerability to improper payments. The report focused on states with the highest growth in Medicare home health spending or utilization; fraudulent and abusive practices contributing to recent spending and utilization; and administrative issues that make i
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