Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||Dennis S. Ippolito.|
|LC Classifications||HJ2052 .I76|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 217 p. :|
|Number of Pages||217|
|ISBN 10||0716702983, 0716702975|
|LC Control Number||78005102|
Winner of the Harold D. Lasswell Award from the American Political Science Association. A Choice Outstanding Academic Book for "The ideology of a balanced federal budget has maintained a remarkable hold over American politics. No generation has been free from pitched battles over national by: Book Description This comprehensive book describes and analyzes the substance and politics of public budgeting at the national, state, and local levels of government. In doing so, it takes a comparative approach, illustrating the distinctiveness of budgeting at each level, as well as highlighting the features common to all three. As big as the budget is, there is never enough money to satisfy all demands. As the budget has grown and become more prominent in U.S. political and economic life, the scope for conflict has expanded. In some years the budget is the centerpiece of the president's agenda as well as the vehicle for enacting much of Congress's legislative output. Every budget is a compilation of numbers on the revenues, financial resources, obligations, outlays, borrowing, and deficit or surplus of the government. The federal budget has millions of these numbers, computed and reported on the basis of .
In budgetary politics, the true bottom line is a political judgment about political issues and outcomes. Making complex topics accessible and relevant, this book lays out the purposes and processes of budgeting in a democracy and identifies up . The Politics of Public Budgets. 3. Making Budgetary Choices. All budgeting, whether public or private, individual or organizational, involves. choices between possible expenditures. Since no one has unlimited resources, people budget all the time. A child makes a budget (a plan for spending, balanc-. Fourth, the budgetary process is the focal point of budget politics. Branches of governments contend for the control of the budgetary power to influence the process for desired results and political gains. The fifth view of the politics of budgeting is policymaking. The budget deficit reached % GDP in in the depths of the recession, before steadily recovering to % GDP by , below the historical average (–) of % GDP. The national debt increased from $ trillion in September to $ trillion in September
"Budgets are the ‘scorecards’ of the political process, and the budget game has become more important over the nearly 25 years since the first edition of this landmark book. This new edition of Budgetary Politics in American Governments is a home run, written in a way that will keep first-time scorekeepers interested and on top of their : Taylor & Francis. Budget Politics By Dr. Thomas Sowell. But, in the real world, the same general pattern can be seen in local, state and national government responses to budget cuts. Budgetary Politics in American Governments, unlike most public budgeting texts, takes a comparative approach to the subject of public budgeting, examining budgetary politics at the federal, state, and local government levels. Students are introduced to the budgetary decision making process, taxation, spending, budget execution and financial management as well as the budget . A Reading Guide for Those in Despair About American Politics Nearly three dozen book recommendations to help make sense of the state of U.S. democracy, from academics, comedians, activists, and.