Congress’ budget dysfunction is more than 4 decades in the making

By Linda J. Bilmes, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Public Finance, Harvard University. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite In an eleventh-hour twist, Sen. Rand Paul protested the costs of Congress’ latest budget deal and briefly shut down the federal government. Then, in…

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