Rather than simply hoping things work out and then throwing money at problems after they surface, we need to think through in detail how to support all of America’s veterans.
Linda J. Bilmes
A leading expert on budgeting and public finance, Linda J. Bilmes is the Daniel Patrick Moynihan senior lecturer in public policy at Harvard University. She served as assistant secretary of commerce during the Clinton administration.
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The root of the VA’s problem is that it was designed for a world that has long since disappeared.
The American public is fed up with this endless melodrama.
In the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration deliberately refused to consider the potential expense. Let’s not make the same mistake with Syria.
Thatcher was “leaning in” long before Sheryl Sandberg coined the phrase.
The breakdown in American budget discipline is unacceptable. We need a better process to help us make smart choices about allocating and spending taxpayer dollars.