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Budget Reforms that Deserve Attention

John Thune has ideas.

12:00 AM, Aug 12, 2010 • By GARY ANDRES
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Sounds like history is repeating itself.  Spending and debt are out of control, and Congress lacks the tools and discipline to address the problem. Political scientists have long argued procedure shapes policy. This new set of utensils could help lawmakers attack the long-term budget issue.

Senator Thune is throwing his colleagues some procedural lifelines. Lawmakers better not wait for an invite from Barbara Walters or Whoopi Goldberg before they agree to take hold. 

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