Commentary The Budget Process: A Maze Perverted by Trickery
Rudolph G. Penner
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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.
Research Areas Taxes and budgets
Tags Federal budget and economy
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center