The root of the VA’s problem is that it was designed for a world that has long since disappeared.
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 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.
Paul Ryan’s budget promises Americans a “Path to Prosperity.” But, contributor Linda Bilmes – who calls the plan deliberately hazy, flawed and awful – begs to differ.