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By bhallowell on September 5th, 2008
With the discussion primarily focused on both the Democratic and the Republican national conventions, the blogosphere has been quite distracted. With that said, we were still able to dig up some interesting discussion about issues related the federal budget:
To begin this week's BlogWatch, the Economist Mom blog covers the current absence of candidate discussion surrounding the federal budget in the current political conversation. On the EM blog, Stan Collender's most recent "Fiscal Fitness" piece is highlighted and paraphrased, as he explores the reasons why the federal budget isn't on the candidates' radar:
A few weeks back, the director of the Congressional Budget Office posed a very interesting blog entry on America's Social Security debacle. We missed it in our last BlogWatch, but it's surely worth noting here. According to the entry, a recent study conducted by the CBO substantiated some scary projections:
And over at the Mises Economic Blog, talk is centered upon the fiscal weight of the American vice-presidency, as the entry takes on the position and explores its worth. Interestingly, the cost associated with the position comes into play:
In other budgetary news, OMBWatch blogged about a Sunlight Foundation piece by executive director Ellen Miller. As per OMBWatch's budget blog, Miller penned a piece about the legacy of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 -- a bill that requires that all federal spending be logged and searchable online. According to Miller, the bill has also affected policy at the state level:
That's all for today's BlogWatch. Check back next week for more updated news and information about America's fiscal challenges.
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»A new report finds the main problem in getting the public to deal with our fiscal problems isn't opposition to tax increases or spending cuts -- it's their lack of trust in the government to spend their money wisely.