Government Spending Photos on Townhall

  •  - A sign which reads "Kill Inflation not Savings" is left outside following a protest outside the Bank of England in the City of London

    A sign which reads "Kill Inflation not Savings" is left outside following a protest outside the Bank of England in the City of London

    Posted: 10/6/2011 8:48:11 AM EST
    A sign which reads "Kill Inflation not Savings" is left outside following a protest outside the Bank of England in the City of London October 6, 2011. The Bank of England will spend 75 billion pounds more of newly-created money to shield Britain's economy from the euro zone debt crisis and keep a faltering recovery going, opting for an early, dramatic move to maximise the impact. Thursday's decision by the BoE to expand its asset purchase programme to a total of 275 billion pounds highlights the precarious state of Britain's economy as global growth slows, government spending cuts and tax hikes bite, and consumers face high inflation and slow wage rises. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Director of Save Our Savings, Riddle smashes a paper mache pig during a protest outside the Bank of England in the City London

    Director of Save Our Savings, Riddle smashes a paper mache pig during a protest outside the Bank of England in the City London

    Posted: 10/6/2011 8:45:38 AM EST
    Director of Save Our Savings, Jason Riddle smashes a paper mache pig during a protest outside the Bank of England in the City London October 6, 2011. The Bank of England will spend 75 billion pounds more of newly-created money to shield Britain's economy from the euro zone debt crisis and keep a faltering recovery going, opting for an early, dramatic move to maximise the impact. Thursday's decision by the BoE to expand its asset purchase programme to a total of 275 billion pounds highlights the precarious state of Britain's economy as global growth slows, government spending cuts and tax hikes bite, and consumers face high inflation and slow wage rises. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Three men walk past the Bank of England in the City of London

    Three men walk past the Bank of England in the City of London

    Posted: 10/6/2011 8:26:16 AM EST
    Three men walk past the Bank of England in the City of London October 6, 2011. The Bank of England will spend 75 billion pounds more of newly-created money to shield Britain's economy from the euro zone debt crisis and keep a faltering recovery going, opting for an early, dramatic move to maximise the impact. Thursday's decision by the BoE to expand its asset purchase programme to a total of 275 billion pounds highlights the precarious state of Britain's economy as global growth slows, government spending cuts and tax hikes bite, and consumers face high inflation and slow wage rises. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Two men walk past the Bank of England in the City of London

    Two men walk past the Bank of England in the City of London

    Posted: 10/6/2011 8:25:11 AM EST
    Two men walk past the Bank of England in the City of London October 6, 2011. The Bank of England will spend 75 billion pounds more of newly-created money to shield Britain's economy from the euro zone debt crisis and keep a faltering recovery going, opting for an early, dramatic move to maximise the impact. Thursday's decision by the BoE to expand its asset purchase programme to a total of 275 billion pounds highlights the precarious state of Britain's economy as global growth slows, government spending cuts and tax hikes bite, and consumers face high inflation and slow wage rises. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - A bus passes the Bank of England in the City of London

    A bus passes the Bank of England in the City of London

    Posted: 10/6/2011 8:18:33 AM EST
    A bus passes the Bank of England in the City of London October 6, 2011. The Bank of England will spend 75 billion pounds more of newly-created money to shield Britain's economy from the euro zone debt crisis and keep a faltering recovery going, opting for an early, dramatic move to maximise the impact. Thursday's decision by the BoE to expand its asset purchase programme to a total of 275 billion pounds highlights the precarious state of Britain's economy as global growth slows, government spending cuts and tax hikes bite, and consumers face high inflation and slow wage rises. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Supporters of Amendment 29 throw flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

    Supporters of Amendment 29 throw flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

    Posted: 9/27/2011 1:56:05 PM EST
    Supporters of Amendment 29 throw flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia September 27, 2011. Health sector employees, trade unionists and parliamentarians in favour of the constitutional Amendment 29, which increases government spending on public healthcare via increased taxes in several activities, on Tuesday demonstrated in Brasilia to urge lawmakers to vote in favour of the bill, according to local media. The banner reads, "SPRING, 10% of revenue", referring to their protest movement "Spring of Health", requesting that 10 percent of the country's revenue to be used to fund healthcare. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - A supporter of Amendment 29 places flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

    A supporter of Amendment 29 places flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

    Posted: 9/27/2011 1:43:31 PM EST
    A supporter of Amendment 29 places flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia September 27, 2011. Health sector employees, trade unionists and parliamentarians in favour of the constitutional Amendment 29, which increases government spending on public healthcare via increased taxes in several activities, on Tuesday demonstrated in Brasilia to urge lawmakers to vote in favour of the bill, according to local media. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Supporters of Amendment 29 throw flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

    Supporters of Amendment 29 throw flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

    Posted: 9/27/2011 1:42:42 PM EST
    Supporters of Amendment 29 throw flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia September 27, 2011. Health sector employees, trade unionists and parliamentarians in favour of the constitutional Amendment 29, which increases government spending on public healthcare via increased taxes in several activities, on Tuesday demonstrated in Brasilia to urge lawmakers to vote in favour of the bill, according to local media. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Supporters of Amendment 29 gather outside the National Congress with flowers, in Brasilia

    Supporters of Amendment 29 gather outside the National Congress with flowers, in Brasilia

    Posted: 9/27/2011 1:42:09 PM EST
    Supporters of Amendment 29 gather outside the National Congress with flowers, in Brasilia September 27, 2011. Health sector employees, trade unionists and parliamentarians in favour of the constitutional Amendment 29, which increases government spending on public healthcare via increased taxes in several activities, on Tuesday demonstrated in Brasilia to urge lawmakers to vote in favour of the bill, according to local media. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Supporters of Amendment 29 place flowers in front of the National Congress in Brasilia

    Supporters of Amendment 29 place flowers in front of the National Congress in Brasilia

    Posted: 9/27/2011 1:40:34 PM EST
    Supporters of Amendment 29 place flowers in front of the National Congress in Brasilia September 27, 2011. Health sector employees, trade unionists and parliamentarians in favour of the constitutional Amendment 29, which increases government spending on public healthcare via increased taxes in several activities, on Tuesday demonstrated in Brasilia to urge lawmakers to vote in favour of the bill, according to local media. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Supporters of Amendment 29 throw flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

    Supporters of Amendment 29 throw flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

    Posted: 9/27/2011 1:37:56 PM EST
    Supporters of Amendment 29 throw flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia September 27, 2011. Health sector employees, trade unionists and parliamentarians in favour of the constitutional Amendment 29, which increases government spending on public healthcare via increased taxes in several activities, on Tuesday demonstrated in Brasilia to urge lawmakers to vote in favour of the bill, according to local media. The banner reads, "SPRING, 10% of revenue", referring to their protest movement "Spring of Health", requesting that 10 percent of the country's revenue to be used to fund healthcare. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Supporters of Amendment 29 throw flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

    Supporters of Amendment 29 throw flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

    Posted: 9/27/2011 1:33:57 PM EST
    Supporters of Amendment 29 throw flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia September 27, 2011. Health sector employees, trade unionists and parliamentarians in favour of the constitutional Amendment 29, which increases government spending on public healthcare via increased taxes in several activities, on Tuesday demonstrated in Brasilia to urge lawmakers to vote in favour of the bill, according to local media. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Supporters of Amendment 29 throw flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

    Supporters of Amendment 29 throw flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

    Posted: 9/27/2011 1:33:33 PM EST
    Supporters of Amendment 29 throw flowers in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia September 27, 2011. Health sector employees, trade unionists and parliamentarians in favour of the constitutional Amendment 29, which increases government spending on public healthcare via increased taxes in several activities, on Tuesday demonstrated in Brasilia to urge lawmakers to vote in favour of the bill, according to local media. The banner reads in full, "EC (constitutional amendment) 29". REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - A demonstrator holds a flare in front of  Milan's Stock Exchange Palace

    A demonstrator holds a flare in front of Milan's Stock Exchange Palace

    Posted: 9/6/2011 8:59:18 AM EST
    A demonstrator holds a flare in front of Milan's Stock Exchange Palace September 6, 2011. Italian workers striking against government spending cuts on Tuesday warned protests may escalate in coming months when austerity measures bite. REUTERS/Paolo Bona (ITALY - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
  •  - A demonstrator protests in Rome

    A demonstrator protests in Rome

    Posted: 9/6/2011 8:57:46 AM EST
    A demonstrator protests in Rome, September 6, 2011. Italian workers striking against government spending cuts on Tuesday warned protests may escalate in coming months when austerity measures bite. REUTERS/Remo Casilli (ITALY - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
  •  - Two demonstrators walk past a banner during a demonstration in Rome

    Two demonstrators walk past a banner during a demonstration in Rome

    Posted: 9/6/2011 8:53:22 AM EST
    Two demonstrators walk past a banner during a demonstration in Rome, September 6, 2011. Italian workers striking against government spending cuts on Tuesday warned protests may escalate in coming months when austerity measures bite. The banner reads " Don't touch the right". REUTERS/Remo Casilli (ITALY - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
  •  - A demonstrator waves a flag in front of the Colosseum during a demonstration in Rome

    A demonstrator waves a flag in front of the Colosseum during a demonstration in Rome

    Posted: 9/6/2011 8:50:54 AM EST
    A demonstrator waves a flag in front of the Colosseum during a demonstration in Rome, September 6, 2011. Italian workers striking against government spending cuts on Tuesday warned protests may escalate in coming months when austerity measures bite. REUTERS/Remo Casilli (ITALY - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
  •  - Demonstrators hold a banner during a demonstration downtown in Milan

    Demonstrators hold a banner during a demonstration downtown in Milan

    Posted: 9/6/2011 8:48:16 AM EST
    Demonstrators hold a banner during a demonstration downtown in Milan, September 6, 2011. Italian workers striking against government spending cuts on Tuesday warned protests may escalate in coming months when austerity measures bite. The banner reads " They want us slave.....". REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (ITALY - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - A demonstrator looks at a screen in front of  Milan's Stock Exchange Palace during a demonstration in Milan

    A demonstrator looks at a screen in front of Milan's Stock Exchange Palace during a demonstration in Milan

    Posted: 9/6/2011 8:35:44 AM EST
    A demonstrator looks at a screen in front of Milan's Stock Exchange Palace during a demonstration in Milan, September 6, 2011. Italian workers striking against government spending cuts on Tuesday warned protests may escalate in coming months when austerity measures bite. REUTERS/Paolo Bona (ITALY - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Demonstrators stand outside Milan's Stock Exchange Palace during a demonstration in Milan

    Demonstrators stand outside Milan's Stock Exchange Palace during a demonstration in Milan

    Posted: 9/6/2011 8:34:10 AM EST
    Demonstrators stand outside Milan's Stock Exchange Palace during a demonstration in Milan, September 6, 2011. Italian workers striking against government spending cuts on Tuesday warned protests may escalate in coming months when austerity measures bite. REUTERS/Paolo Bona (ITALY - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)