Maya MacGuineas: Rescission Fight About Much More than a Few Billion Dollars

Jun 21, 2018 | Budget Process

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an opinion piece for The Hill, an excerpt of which is below.

President Trump vowed to never again sign a bill like the massive omnibus that was released at the last minute and set spending levels for a year that was already half over. 

There was good reason to dislike it — not only is procrastination a terrible way to govern, the bill also spent more money than either side even asked for, busting through budget caps and adding $320 billion to deficits. 

Bipartisan agreement came only when each side let the other go on a spending spree with the national credit card.

Read the entire article here.

"My Views" are works published by members of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, but they do not necessarily reflect the views of all members of the Committee.