Budget Process and Rules

Selective Triggering

We think triggers can be helpful in budgeting, by providing a back-up plan for when estimates prove wrong or conditions change, and by helping...

Trigger Happy

REVISED: Today, CRFB issued a press release commenting on the President's statement last night on developing a trigger to ensure that any health care...

Another $95 Billion of Budgeting Through Footnotes

Last week, we wrote about $85 billion worth of stimulus tax cuts which the Obama administration assumed as permanant in their baseline so that they...

Budgeting through Footnotes

 This morning, Lori Montgomery of the Washington Post reported on the decision of the Obama administration to incorporate $85 billion in tax...

Constructing a "Current Policy" Baseline

Today, US Budget Watch released The Cost of “Current Policy”. In this analysis, we show that, while deeply troublesome, CBO’s $7.1...
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The Statutory Pay-as-You-Go Act of 2009

July 24 - This week the House passed statutory PAYGO legislation requiring spending and tax cuts to be offset in a deficit-neutral fashion. While...
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House Passes Statutory PAYGO

Today, the House of Representatives passed statutory pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) legislation, which would require that all new mandatory spending and tax...

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