Reviewing the government's budget process

The Joint Select Committee on Budge and Appropriations Process Reform is a representative sample of participants in the congressional budget process; expect some fine-tuning of the current rules but no more. Read More...

DC braces for another legislative deadline

The use of “must-pass” bills to sneak through somewhat controversial legislation is perverting the congressional legislative process; it doesn’t have to be that way. Read More...

Don't count on finessing fiscal problem

The GOP tax cut may have been a reasonable bet, but trillion-dollar deficits are sure to backfire. Read More...

Let's make the budget process work

In the wake of the budget deal and subsequent delivery of a "dead on arrival" budget, prospects for solving the fiscal problem seem remote - but SAFE isn't about to give up. Read More...

More shutdown drama, mediocre results

The more one examines last week's bipartisan, bicameral budget deal, which raised government spending levels across the board, the uglier it looks. Read More...

Campaign issues: Social Security

Social Security burden keeps growing, and most of the presidential candidates are pretending not to notice.
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The president's budget proposal looks familiar

If the government keeps trying to do everything, it may wind up accomplishing nothing. Read More...

Power of the purse, use it or lose it

Republican vows to reboot the congressional budget process have been put on hold until 2017. Read More...
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