Budget Cuts Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 5/7/2012 6:15:46 PM EST
    FILE -- In a Dec. 7, 2011 file photo House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., second from right, accompanied by fellow committee members, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington . From left are, Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., Ryan, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. The Republicans who control the House are using cuts to food aid, health care and social services like Meals on Wheels to protect the Pentagon from a wave of budget cuts come January. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)
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    To match Analysis CANADA-STATISTICS/

    Posted: 5/2/2012 9:51:47 PM EST
    Demonstrators march past Parliament Hill during a protest against federal austerity measures in Ottawa in this May 1, 2012 file photo. Experts fear one of the largest government budget cuts in recent memory will affect the quantity and quality of Statistics Canada's data, hurting Statscan's global reputation and compromising data that shapes government financial and social policy, as well as business investment. To match Analysis CANADA-STATISTICS/ REUTERS/Chris Wattie/Files (CANADA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
  •  - Hannelore Kraf, the SDP rival to Angela Merkel

    Hannelore Kraf, the SDP rival to Angela Merkel

    Posted: 5/2/2012 1:36:38 PM EST
    Hannelore Kraft, Social Democratic party (SPD) federal state premier of North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW) holds a bunch of roses as she campaigns in the western German city of Guetersloh April 19, 2012, for the upcoming May 13, 2012, state elections in Germany's most populous federal state NRW. Under Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany has forced high-debt countries like Greece, Ireland and Portugal to accept painful austerity as a condition for financial aid. Spain and Italy are also making unprecedented budget cuts in a desperate bid to avoid bailouts. But in NRW, a rust-belt state whose debt has swelled to a record 180 billion euros ($237.74 billion), the electorate is rejecting Merkel's message of fiscal responsibility and embracing the SPD's go-slowly approach, which promises investments in children, education and NRW's ailing cities. Picture taken April 19. TO GO WITH STORY GERMANY-ELECTION/DEBT REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS BUSINESS)
  •  - Netherlands' PM Rutte and Minister of Economic Affairs Verhagen attend a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Netherlands' PM Rutte and Minister of Economic Affairs Verhagen attend a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Posted: 4/26/2012 9:06:03 AM EST
    Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte (R) and Minister of Economic Affairs Maxime Verhagen attend a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos
  •  - A general view shows the House of Parliament, where a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts is taking place, in The Hague

    A general view shows the House of Parliament, where a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts is taking place, in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 1:35:01 PM EST
    A general view shows the House of Parliament, where a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts is taking place, in The Hague April 24, 2012. The biggest Dutch opposition parties said on Tuesday they would not back the prime minister's budget cuts, deepening a political crisis after the government lost the support of its main ally and collapsed. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS TRAVEL)
  •  - A seagull is pictured on a stone bench in front of the House of Parliament, where a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts is taking place, in The Hague

    A seagull is pictured on a stone bench in front of the House of Parliament, where a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts is taking place, in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 1:33:43 PM EST
    A seagull is pictured on a stone bench in front of the House of Parliament, where a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts is taking place, in The Hague April 24, 2012. The biggest Dutch opposition parties said on Tuesday they would not back the prime minister's budget cuts, deepening a political crisis after the government lost the support of its main ally and collapsed. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS ANIMALS SOCIETY)
  •  - Netherlands' PM Rutte and Minister of Economic Affairs Verhagen attend a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Netherlands' PM Rutte and Minister of Economic Affairs Verhagen attend a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 1:30:51 PM EST
    Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte (R) and Minister of Economic Affairs Maxime Verhagen attend a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. The biggest Dutch opposition parties said on Tuesday they would not back the prime minister's budget cuts, deepening a political crisis after the government lost the support of its main ally and collapsed. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Netherland's Prime Minister Mark Rutte speaks to the media after a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Netherland's Prime Minister Mark Rutte speaks to the media after a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 1:27:56 PM EST
    Netherland's Prime Minister Mark Rutte speaks to the media after a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. The biggest Dutch opposition parties said on Tuesday they would not back the prime minister's budget cuts, deepening a political crisis after the government lost the support of its main ally and collapsed. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)
  •  - Anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders speaks during a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders speaks during a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 1:07:24 PM EST
    Anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders speaks during a debate in the Dutch parliament about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. The biggest Dutch opposition parties said on Tuesday they would not back Prime Minister Mark Rutte's budget cuts, deepening a political crisis after the government lost the support of its main ally and collapsed. REUTERS/Robin van Lonkhuijsen/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION BUSINESS)
  •  - Wilders of the Freedom Party attends a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Wilders of the Freedom Party attends a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 1:02:21 PM EST
    Geert Wilders (L) of the Freedom Party attends a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. Wilders, who heads the eurosceptic Freedom Party, on Tuesday told parliament the Dutch elections, which could take place in September, would be a referendum about Europe and Dutch sovereignty. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Wilders of the Freedom Party walks away after a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Wilders of the Freedom Party walks away after a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 1:00:45 PM EST
    Geert Wilders of the Freedom Party walks away after a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. Wilders, who heads the eurosceptic Freedom Party, on Tuesday told parliament the Dutch elections, which could take place in September, would be a referendum about Europe and Dutch sovereignty. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Dutch Prime minister Mark Rutte talks to the media after a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Dutch Prime minister Mark Rutte talks to the media after a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 12:39:42 PM EST
    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte talks to the media after a debate in the Dutch parliament about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. The biggest Dutch opposition parties said on Tuesday they would not back the prime minister's budget cuts, deepening a political crisis after the government lost the support of its main ally and collapsed. REUTERS/Robin van Lonkhuijsen/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Economic Affairs Maxime Verhagen arrive at the debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Economic Affairs Maxime Verhagen arrive at the debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 11:49:43 AM EST
    Prime Minister Mark Rutte (R) and Minister of Economic Affairs Maxime Verhagen arrive at the debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. Rutte on Tuesday said parliament must agree on a date for new elections following the budget crisis, and urged it to agree to proposed budget cuts. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives at the debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives at the debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 11:46:48 AM EST
    Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives at the debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. Rutte said his country faced a crisis and asked parliament to push through budget cuts after his government lost the support of its main political ally and tendered its resignation. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Dutch PM Rutte and Minister of Economic Affairs Verhagen arrive at a debate in The Hague

    Dutch PM Rutte and Minister of Economic Affairs Verhagen arrive at a debate in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 10:50:43 AM EST
    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (R) and Minister of Economic Affairs Maxime Verhagen arrive at a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. Rutte said his country faced a crisis and asked parliament to push through budget cuts after his government lost the support of its main political ally and tendered its resignation. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Brinkman, a dissident member of the Freedom Party, arrives at a debate in The Hague

    Brinkman, a dissident member of the Freedom Party, arrives at a debate in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 10:47:46 AM EST
    Hero Brinkman, a dissident member of the Freedom Party, arrives at a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his country faced a crisis and asked parliament to push through budget cuts after his government lost the support of its main political ally and tendered its resignation. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Wilders of the Freedom Party attends a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Wilders of the Freedom Party attends a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 10:18:28 AM EST
    Geert Wilders of the Freedom Party speaks during a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his country faced a crisis and asked parliament to push through budget cuts after his government lost the support of its main political ally and tendered its resignation. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Wilders of the Freedom Party attends a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Wilders of the Freedom Party attends a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 10:17:13 AM EST
    Geert Wilders of the Freedom Party speaks during a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his country faced a crisis and asked parliament to push through budget cuts after his government lost the support of its main political ally and tendered its resignation. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Wilders of the Freedom Party attends a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Wilders of the Freedom Party attends a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 10:16:35 AM EST
    Geert Wilders of the Freedom Party walks to his desk during a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his country faced a crisis and asked parliament to push through budget cuts after his government lost the support of its main political ally and tendered its resignation. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Wilders of the Freedom Party attends a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Wilders of the Freedom Party attends a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague

    Posted: 4/24/2012 10:15:51 AM EST
    Geert Wilders of the Freedom Party speaks during a debate about the government's resignation caused by a crisis over budget cuts in The Hague April 24, 2012. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his country faced a crisis and asked parliament to push through budget cuts after his government lost the support of its main political ally and tendered its resignation. REUTERS/Paul Vreeker/United Photos (NETHERLANDS - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)