BC finance minister seeks input on budget cuts

Speaking at a Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon Tuesday, Falcon revealed plans for a new online budget simulator to allow people to see the effects of service cuts and tax increases to the economy.

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Economic Stimulus Act of 2014

National Review editorialized that the Economic Stimulus Act of 2013 will reverse the welfare-to-work provisions that Bill Clinton signed in the 1990s, and will again base federal grants to states on the number of people signed up for welfare rather than at a flat rate.One of the experts who worked on the 1996 bill said that the provisions would lead to the largest one-year increase in welfare spending in American history.The House bill provides $4 billion to pay 80% of states’ welfare caseloads.