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PAYGO Begone

A budget rule that encourages dishonesty.

Jun 16, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 38 • By IKE BRANNON
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This fake constraint is worse than useless. It allows Congress to pretend it’s being miserly with the budget when its members know perfectly well it’s a sham. It’s time the rest of us realize that as well.

Ike Brannon, a senior fellow at the Bush Institute, is president of Capital Policy Analytics, a consulting firm in Washington.

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