2012 Budget Photos on Townhall

  •  -  Mark Rutte, PM of the Netherlands, arrives before the presentation of the Dutch 2012 Budget Memorandum and the opening of the Dutch Parliamentary Year in the Hague

    Mark Rutte, PM of the Netherlands, arrives before the presentation of the Dutch 2012 Budget Memorandum and the opening of the Dutch Parliamentary Year in the Hague

    Posted: 9/20/2011 12:50:11 PM EST
    Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands, arrives in the Hall of Knights before the presentation of the Dutch 2012 Budget Memorandum and the opening of the Dutch Parliamentary Year in the Hague September 20, 2011. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Geert Wilders, leader of Party for Freedom, smiles before the presentation of the Dutch 2012 Budget Memorandum and the opening of the Dutch Parliamentary Year in the Hague

    Geert Wilders, leader of Party for Freedom, smiles before the presentation of the Dutch 2012 Budget Memorandum and the opening of the Dutch Parliamentary Year in the Hague

    Posted: 9/20/2011 12:49:01 PM EST
    Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch political Party for Freedom, smiles before the presentation of the Dutch 2012 Budget Memorandum and the opening of the Dutch Parliamentary Year in the Hague September 20, 2011. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos (NETHERLANDS- Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands arrives at the Hall of Knights for the presentation of the Dutch 2012 Budget Memorandum in the Hague

    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands arrives at the Hall of Knights for the presentation of the Dutch 2012 Budget Memorandum in the Hague

    Posted: 9/20/2011 9:25:50 AM EST
    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands arrives at the Hall of Knights for the presentation of the Dutch 2012 Budget Memorandum and the opening of the Dutch Parliamentary Year in the Hague September 20, 2011. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS ROYALS)
  •  - Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands speaks during the presentation of the Dutch 2012 Budget Memorandum in the Hague

    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands speaks during the presentation of the Dutch 2012 Budget Memorandum in the Hague

    Posted: 9/20/2011 9:24:08 AM EST
    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands speaks during the presentation of the Dutch 2012 Budget Memorandum and the opening of the Dutch Parliamentary Year in the Hague September 20, 2011. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS ROYALS)
  •  - Marianne Thieme, leader of the Dutch political Party for the Animals,  shows her hat in the Hall of Knights  in the Hague

    Marianne Thieme, leader of the Dutch political Party for the Animals, shows her hat in the Hall of Knights in the Hague

    Posted: 9/20/2011 9:22:22 AM EST
    Marianne Thieme, leader of the Dutch political Party for the Animals shows her hat in the Hall of Knights, before the presentation of the Dutch 2012 Budget Memorandum and the opening of the Dutch Parliamentary Year in the Hague September 20, 2011. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands arrives at the Hall of Knights for the presentation of the Dutch 2012 Budget Memorandum in the Hague

    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands arrives at the Hall of Knights for the presentation of the Dutch 2012 Budget Memorandum in the Hague

    Posted: 9/20/2011 9:01:02 AM EST
    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands arrives at the Hall of Knights for the presentation of the Dutch 2012 Budget Memorandum and the opening of the Dutch Parliamentary Year in the Hague September 20, 2011. REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS)
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    Posted: 9/13/2011 6:25:46 PM EST
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, land German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble attend a general debate about her governments policy as part of the 2012 budget debate in Berlin, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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    Posted: 9/13/2011 6:25:45 PM EST
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble attend a general debate about her governments policy as part of the 2012 budget debate in Berlin, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
  •  - Nigeria's FM Okonjo-Iweala displays document during a news conference in the capital Abuja

    Nigeria's FM Okonjo-Iweala displays document during a news conference in the capital Abuja

    Posted: 9/12/2011 9:51:35 AM EST
    Nigeria's Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala displays a document showing funds allocation to three tiers of the government, during a news conference in the capital Abuja September 12, 2011. Nigeria's 2012 budget will be ready for lawmakers by November in an effort to secure swift approval of spending plans and avoiding the delays that happened this year, the country's finance minister said. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde(NIGERIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Nigeria's Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during a news conference in the capital Abuja

    Nigeria's Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during a news conference in the capital Abuja

    Posted: 9/12/2011 9:49:26 AM EST
    Nigeria's Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during a news conference in the capital Abuja September 12, 2011. Nigeria's 2012 budget will be ready for lawmakers by November in an effort to secure swift approval of spending plans and avoiding the delays that happened this year, the country's finance minister said. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 9/9/2011 5:20:46 PM EST
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, speaks to Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble during the budget debate in the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. Schaeuble presented Germany's 2012 budget to parliament that foresees lower borrowing. The draft budget, which was published and approved by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet in July, sees total spending at euro 306 billion (US$ 432 billion), compared with euro 305.8 billion this year. (AP Photo/dapd, Michael Gottschalk)
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    Posted: 7/6/2011 10:55:45 AM EST
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble arrives at a cabinet meeting in Berlin, Wednesday July 6, 2011. Germany's Cabinet has approved a 2012 budget plan that foresees spending remaining more or less flat and a significant decrease in new borrowing. The draft budget approved Wednesday calls for total spending of 306 billion euro (US $443 billion), compared with 305.8 billion euro this year. Net new borrowing is pegged at 27.2 billio euro. That compares with 48.4 billion euro this year and is below the 31.5 billion euro that the government projected for 2012 in March. Germany's strong economic growth has boosted tax revenues this year. The Cabinet also decided in principle Wednesday to cut taxes for low- and middle-income earners in 2013. (AP Photo/dapd/ Axel Schmidt)
  •  - U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates answers questions on the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2012 budget request in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates answers questions on the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2012 budget request in Washington

    Posted: 6/19/2011 12:08:48 PM EST
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates answers questions on the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2012 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young
  •  - U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates answers questions on the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2012 budget request in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates answers questions on the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2012 budget request in Washington

    Posted: 6/19/2011 9:13:48 AM EST
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates answers questions on the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2012 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young
  •  - U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates answers questions on the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2012 budget request in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates answers questions on the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2012 budget request in Washington

    Posted: 6/19/2011 9:09:18 AM EST
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates answers questions on the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2012 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young
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    Posted: 6/15/2011 1:50:49 PM EST
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen testifies regarding the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2012 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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    Posted: 6/15/2011 1:50:48 PM EST
    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, left, greets committee chair Sen. Dan Inouye, D-Hawaii, left, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is seen second right, before he testifies regarding the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2012 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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    Posted: 6/15/2011 1:50:48 PM EST
    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates testifies regarding the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2012 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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    Posted: 6/15/2011 1:50:48 PM EST
    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen testify regarding the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2012 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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    Posted: 6/15/2011 1:50:48 PM EST
    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen testify regarding the Department of Defense Fiscal Year 2012 budget request before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)