Budget Policy Talk in the Dark
3 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2011
President Barack Obama says he wants an "adult conversation" about the budget. He also wrote that the "administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government." This commitment was in his first official action as president: a memorandum on "transparency and open government."
Yet the White House's Office of Management and Budget is keeping secret the detailed and long-term budget projections and parameters that it uses to forecast the deficit in future years, unlike the previous administration - which divulged this information yearly.
Keywords: Obama, Office of Management and Budget, budget, deficit
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