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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of underfund.


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  • He added that the president's request "grossly underfunds vital security priorities like maritime and border security."

    Airline-Passenger Fees to Be Aimed at Debt Eric Morath 2012

  • And yes the word ‘heroism’ is being cheapened and misused, but not by the military not by the public, not by the families, or the bereaved, but by a lesser man, a grey cowardly man who stands up in our parliament and spouts his false words of sorrow and regret, whilst at the same time, he deliberately underfunds our armed forces.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister? 2010

  • Washington, DC -- This afternoon, Rep. Wasserman Schultz announced that she was voting against the bill that severely underfunds high-priority education, health care, and job training programs that are crucial to constituents in her district - including education programs,...

    Education Archives | Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz | Representing the 20th District of Florida 2010

  • Mr. Ayau argues that when individual rights always trump interests the culture that underfunds and politicizes the courts will begin to change.

    Finally, a Real Revolution 2009

  • A 1988 congressional mandate requires local schools to pay for schooling and related services for disabled children, but because Congress underfunds its mandates, the states pay the rest through Medicaid.

    'Public Option': Son of Medicaid 2009

  • The federal government mandates and then underfunds.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast PM: May 31, 2006 2006

  • For example, there is fairly uniform agreement that California's now $10 billion-per-year prison system holds too many people, provides horrendous health and mental health care, underfunds and cuts programming and services, and consistently fails to deliver on its promise of public safety.

    Organizing to Abolish the Prison-Industrial Complex 2008

  • Wal-Mart underfunds its health care plan and cuts corners whenever possible, forcing many of its employees to postpone care, thus decreasing their productivity and increasing the eventual cost of their treatment.

    David Nassar: Why Wal-Mart Does Not Strengthen Our Economy 2008

  • If climate change is an urgent threat, and the private sector underfunds climate-related research and development, government funding of prizes along the Virgin Earth model could yield substantial returns.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Energy Prizes Instead of Subsidies: 2007

  • And what political party consistently underfunds education?

    Think Progress » Hurricane Rita 2005


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