Are Estimates for Years to Come Merely Science Fiction?

Research Report

Are Estimates for Years to Come Merely Science Fiction?

October 25, 1999

Abstract

In this essay by Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle, he argues that with more discretionary policy, long-term estimates would be less necessary and less influential on the policy process. He concludes that the current entitlement government dodges periodic review of programs, bypasses the appropriations process, and attempts to deny to current voters and their representatives the power to spend the taxes they pay in the way they best see fit.

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