Tough Budget Process Changes Needed in the Stimulus Bill
There is a growing concern that in addition to short-term policies, the stimulus bill will make new permanent commitments that worsen the already huge long-term fiscal problems facing America. President-Elect Obama has raised the need to reform the budget process to prevent this from happening. Congress should address this need by including serious budget process changes as part of the stimulus bill and in the federal budget, to protect future generations.
Vice President, Domestic and Economic Policy Studies
The Heritage Foundation
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Progressive Policy Institute