Friday, February 05, 2010

The All-Powerful President

"Although departments and agencies are supposed to adhere to the president's priorities, they do so only half heartedly."  Quoted in a discussion at OMBWatch of the relative non-importance of the president's budget. Although CJennings quibbles with the description, I think it's fair.  Certainly with DOD there's a long history of gamesmanship between the DOD and the committees on the Hill that hardly qualifies as even quarter-hearted, much less half.

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