Payne maintained that it was being in Congress, which entails listening almost constantly to lobbyists' arguments for more government spending, that persuaded congressmen to spend
, not a calculated attempt to buy off votes.
This shadow spend
has run up to 50 percent of SG & A categorized expenses in some cases.
After mid-March, Dole was legally unable to spend
much for months.
Republican presidents, on the other hand, are able to get many of their fellow Republicans in Congress to support them, not only because of party loyalty, bar also because the Democrats always make sure that the Republican president's spendthrift proposals appear "conservative" compared to what they would like to spend
True, there are also some Japanese who do spend
heavily on lifestyle.
The President's promise to simultaneously keep to the schedule of last year's ballooning tax cuts, spend
billions more on countering terrorism and return to a balanced budget by the end of his first term can only be accomplished by reducing discretionary spending.
If we gave up our expensive cars or large houses, for example, we wouldn't have to work as hard and would have more time to spend
with our families.
The accounting department can spend
less time on bank reconciliations and transaction processing.
This line of research is important, as students' efforts to manage their homework and their attitudes toward homework may be influenced by the amount of time they spend
on doing homework, as high school students usually have been left out of public discussions of homework (Loveless, 2003).
Discretionary spending includes most defense spending and nonentitlement social programs; it's what the president and Congress decide to spend
each year through appropriations bills.