The budget process is 100 years old today and its age is showing

Doug Criscitello, Steve Redburn, Roy Meyers  |  June 10, 2021

By Doug Criscitello, Steve Redburn and Roy Meyers, includes “The problem? Intense partisan competition among policymakers creates a constant temptation to use the budget process to score symbolic points rather than to confront the difficult budgetary tradeoffs that grow increasingly problematic with every passing year. … Clearly, the U.S. budget process is not working as intended, given late budgets, a rapidly growing national debt, and an American public that is understandably mystified about the topic.”

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