Researcher and Writer in Washington, DC

Congress Should Pass the President’s ‘Kill List’



President Barack Obama’s penultimate budget will be delivered to Congress Monday. Per the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, the president’s budget will enumerate recommended spending levels for nearly every federal program, project and activity.

If past is prologue, the budget’s many thick volumes will land with a thud.
The Republican-controlled Congress is all but certain to treat Obama’s fiscal 2016 budget as dead on arrival. This nose-thumbing has been the tradition in Congress for years, regardless of party.

To say the nation’s budget process is not working is a gross understatement. It is a wreck…(Read more at

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