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How Transparent Is the U.S. Budget?
By Jody W. Lipford
This article appeared in the Spring 2001 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

How easily can the public interpret federal tax and spending figures? Even at a time of budget surpluses, the U.S. budget is too arcane to invite close public scrutiny and genuine political accountability.



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Volume 5 Number 4
Spring 2001

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