The Budget Process: A Maze Perverted by Trickery

Commentary

The Budget Process: A Maze Perverted by Trickery

January 21, 2011

Abstract

The congressional budget process has been so perverted that it no longer imposes much discipline on fiscal decisionmaking, comments Rudolph Penner, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office. Penner explains how the situation arose and what to do about it.

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