December 17, 2013
As Congress considers a budget deal that raises spending, it’s clear the federal government’s process for setting a budget is broken. Lawmakers routinely fail to pass budgets at all, and they often deliberately miss budget deadlines for political reasons.
Meanwhile, America is facing a looming debt crisis as spending on social programs continues to rise unchecked—and current budget rules offer little hope that the problem can be addressed.
In a timely report, Heritage Foundation visiting fellow Patrick Knudsen proposes a thorough overhaul of the budget process that would limit government, restore Congress’s constitutional role, restore the balance of powers, and start reining in runaway administrative agencies.
Be sure to read his full proposal, which includes an in-depth review of the problem and an explanation of the solution.
How do you think the budget process can be fixed? Tell us in the comments.