Accounting Better for the Federal Budget

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Accounting Better for the Federal Budget

The Government We Deserve
March 4, 2008

Almost nothing better reflects our federal government priorities than the budget. The arcane rules governing how budget numbers are presented, however, totally obscure what's really happening. Turning out even more lights, every modern president and Congress play an accounting game that makes it seem like they aren't accountable for how spending changes over time.

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