Comments on process
Comments on budget process developments and skills, and how they affect budgeting and its associated work.
We can - with some confidence - foresee how the rest of 2000 will play out, the paramount consideration being the Presidential election. Congress has rejected making changes in the budget process, throwing out the new and deciding to stick with the tried and true. This affects FY 2000 budget execution, FY 2001 budget decisions, including potential vetoes, and its execution (which is set to start before the election), and FY 2002 budget formulation.