Trump's Mathematical Error in the 2017-18 Budget: Budget Office Perspectives

6 Pages Posted: 25 May 2017 Last revised: 28 May 2017

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Usman W. Chohan

UNSW Business School; Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI); Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS)

Date Written: May 23, 2017

Abstract

The proposed 2017 Trump Administration Budget is premised on a rudimentary error of an arithmetic nature. This discussion paper ties the double-counting error in the Trump budget with the perspectives of budget institutions: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO); and identifies the pressing necessity of impartial analytical rigour in an environment of budget partisanship that invites fiscal sleights-of-hand.

Keywords: Donald Trump; Budgeting; Fiscal Oversight; Congressional Budget Office; Alternative Facts; 2017 Budget

Suggested Citation

Chohan, Usman W., Trump's Mathematical Error in the 2017-18 Budget: Budget Office Perspectives (May 23, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2972699 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2972699

Usman W. Chohan (Contact Author)

UNSW Business School ( email )

UNSW Business School
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Critical Blockchain Research Initiative (CBRI) ( email )

Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) ( email )

Rawalpindi
Pakistan

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