The Federal Budget: Politics, Policy and Process / Edition 1

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Overview

The federal budget impacts American policies both at home and abroad, and recent concern over the exploding budgetary deficit has experts calling our nation's policies "unsustainable" and "system-dooming." As the deficit continues to grow, will America be fully able to fund its priorities, such as an effective military and looking after its aging population?

In this third edition of his classic book The Federal Budget, Allen Schick examines how surpluses projected during the final years of the Clinton presidency turned into oversized deficits under George W. Bush. In his detailed analysis of the politics and practices surrounding the federal budget, Schick addresses issues such as the collapse of the congressional budgetary process and the threat posed by the termination of discretionary spending caps. This edition updates and expands his assessment of the long-term budgetary outlook, and it concludes with a look at how the nation's deficit will affect America now and in the future.

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Explains how budgeting works at each stage of executive and legislative action, and assesses the effects of the procedures on budget politics and policies. Analyzes the early years of Clinton's presidency, discusses budgetary actions affecting social issues, and covers revenue legislation, managing federal expenditures, and the appropriations process. Includes a glossary and numerous tables. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815777250
  • Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Lexile: 1360L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Allen Schick is a visiting fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and a professor of public policy at the University of Maryland.
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Table of Contents

1. Conflict and Resolution in Federal Budgeting
2. The Evolution of Federal Budgeting
3. The Budget's Shifting Boundaries
4. The Political Rules and Arithmetic of Budgeting
5. The President's Budget
6. The Congressional Budget Process
7. Revenue Legislation
8. Authorizing Legislation
9. The Appropriations Process
10. Managing Federal Expenditures
11. Budgeting for the Long Term
Federal Budget-Related Internet Sites
Glossary
Index
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