Posts Tagged ‘Antideficiency Act’

  • Thomas Sargent and Cutting the deficit

    Federal Budget: Some Shutdown History

    Oct 2, 13 • 431 Views • Economic History, Financial Markets, Government, Health Care, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Regulation, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    “Those who disburse the money are like a saucy boy who knows his grandfather will gratify him, and overturns the sum allowed him at pleasure.” Rep. John Randolph of Virginia, 1806, referring to the executive branch (the saucy boy) and the

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    Part 1: The Basics of a Shutdown

    Feb 28, 11 • 194 Views • Economic Debates, Government, RegulationNo Comments

    Our story begins on October 1, 2010. With a fiscal year that starts on October 1 and ends on September 30, the first day in October is crucial. Because the President and the Congress had not yet agreed on the 2011 budget, in some way, they had to approve