Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Maya MacGuineas: Will the Federal Government's Nonstop Spending Binge Continue?

Dec 17, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

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.

Later this week we will reach the expiration date on the current short-term continuing resolution that is funding the federal government and preventing a shutdown.  

This is no way to run a government. That the largest economic entity in the world is running without an actual budget in place should be shocking; that it has become routine is downright depressing. Yet we have entered a new fiscal year without a budget in 12 of the last 20 years. In a company, leadership would promptly be fired for such fiduciary malfeasance.

But the story is on the verge of getting even worse.

Read the entire piece here.

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