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… The Budget Process was Designed by [#loonies]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,September 18th,2016

.. Watergate – era Democrats , back in 1974 ..

.. before that , the budget year [and the process] was much different . The budget did not always end up in balance . It did , however get finished well ahead of time . The level of brawling back then was a good bit less , as well …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. the Democrats ended up getting enormous power in 1973 and 1974 . As a result , they were able to effectively ” change ” Washington . How ? By the budget process . The Budget Contrl Act of 1974 was rammed through over President Nixon ‘ s veto , thus setting us on our current fiscally insane course ..

.. so ? ..

.. it enables ” baseline ” budgeting . With normal budgeting , you have to justify things every year , from a Zero baseline . Their idea of ” baseline ” budgeting separated mandatory spending from ” optional ” [or , current] spending . It also set ‘ optional ” spending on a an annual increase , no matter what …

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