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GOP moves to bring a bogus New Math to the federal budget
GOP moves to bring a bogus New Math to the federal budget

Doug Elmendorf has been viewed as a marked man in Washington ever since the last election, when Republicans won a majority in both houses of Congress for 2015. Now confirmation comes via Bloomberg that he won't be reappointed to his job as director of the Congressional Budget Office in January. The GOP's goal is to bring in someone more amenable to employing "dynamic scoring" in the CBO's analysis of tax and budget proposals. Elmendorf stands in the way of wide-scale manipulation in congressional budget analysis, and that won't do. "Dynamic scoring," Washington's phrase of the moment, is a method that aims to incorporate the broad economic...

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