A nice thought, but the real world is more challenging

The Mueller report has been submitted, but many related issues remain in play. Also, a host of other problems are pending, none with easy and/or agreeable solutions. Read More...

Whither BP-2020

The House and Senate Budget Committees reviewed the president's budget proposal from every angle. Republicans seem worried about budget deficits; Democrats are more concerned about spending cuts. Read More...

JSC proposals for budget system reform

Bipartisan reform of the "broken" congressional budget system sounded like a nice idea, but the JSC proposals wouldn't deliver any real benefits. Better to leave things as they are. Read More...

Midterm issues: deficits and debt (E-43)

What to hope for this fall: acknowledgement that the fiscal problem is serious and advocacy of credible solutions versus the usual finger pointing. Read More...

Tweaking the budget process won't accomplish much

Re the JSC’s review of the budget process, no one has zeroed in on the primary problem: The Senate filibuster rule is being used to slow down the process for partisan advantage. Read More...

Don't overthink the fiscal problem, it's not that complicated

The fiscal problem needs to be attacked more aggressively than it has been in recent years. and we agree with Milton Friedman that there is no chance of success without doing a much better job of controlling government spending. Read More...

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...

Trump won, get over it

This country faces a host of problems, and both sides need to stay focused on finding solutions. Read More...
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