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May 8th, 2009
08:41 AM ET

So you wanna read the budget?!

Hopefully your computer doesn't crash – a "brief" overview (140 pages) can be downloaded here:

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  1. Ralph Baker

    Getting Reeducated to do a new profession is a nice idea, however, while you are going to school who pays for your home and other basic needs? I am 49 years old and was layed off after 21 years in the same place now I cant get hired anywhere that I can make enough to support my family. How about some helph for us?!?!?

    May 8, 2009 at 9:58 am |
  2. Rosemarie Manes


    I want to comment on the Crystal Pallin's story. I am unable to find the topic on your web site so I decided to put my comment on this e-mail address.

    I don't understand those who say Crystal Pallin is inappropriate to deliver a message of abstinence. I think she is most appropriate.

    I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who has worked with teenagers and I am also a grandmom. I am encouraging my grandchildren to listen to Crystal Pallin and her message of abstinence. Where woud 12 step programs and recovery be without those who are in recovery helping those who are attempting to recover from some type of addiction?

    It seems to me that common sense has gone out the window and instead of adults encouraging their young to be responsible, it is teenagers' raging hormones that is leading the parade.How dangerous is that?

    I believe some of our best lessons learned in life have to do with "going through the school of hard knocks." Crystal Pallin is a perfect person for this. She speaks to young people and I am certain they are hearing her most important message.

    In my work with teenagers I have found they are not equipped to deal with the intensity of their feelings with regard to being sexually active with common sense out the window. Because their bodies are equipped to have sex is not an indication that on an emotional, psychological level they can handle the consequences of this decision to be sexually active. Throw in a baby, an abortion, tossed aside for a new lover, etc. and boy, what a horrible mix for these teenagers.

    We need to remember teenagers are not young adults. They are teenagers. The human brain is not fully developed until age 25. This to me is another indication of how ill equipped teenagers are to deal with their raging hormones and teenage brains. Not only that, when are they to learn to say, "NO" to immediate gratification? Who is teaching our young people these most important lessons in life?

    I do believe a fully developed brain with self-controlled raging hormones is the only way to proceed. Anything less than that is playing with dynamite and the teenagers pay a very heavy price such as what Crystal Pallin is going through. I applaud and encourage her to continue on her journey of encouraging abstinence. Who better to teach it?

    May God Be With Us All,
    Rosemarie Manes, LMFT

    May 8, 2009 at 10:42 am |
  3. greg

    Why do we allow banks to sell off assets when they serve as collateral for the loans we the people loaned them as part of tarp? They certainally wouldn't let any of their accounts do the same so why should we let them?

    May 8, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  4. elevator

    It will be helpfull to me to understand power of skill....if somebody have written something of there own......please share with me.majnoon..........can you give some links for commercially availabel skill programs

    May 17, 2017 at 2:57 pm |

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