The Federal Budget's Long Emergency

de Rugy, Veronique
November 2006
Business Journal (Central New York);11/24/2006, Vol. 20 Issue 47, p25
The author reflects on the use of emergency spending as a tool to evade annual budget limits and increase spending across the board in the U.S. She mentions that emergency spending bills were given special exemptions from rules aimed at restraining spending by the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990. She also comments that many wasteful non-emergency spending items in the emergency bills signed by President George W. Bush usually go through at the expense of taxpayers.


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