Business: Budget Bashing at the OMB

Buget Bashing at the OMB

The cuts are more in butter than in guns

No one ever said that cutting the budget would be easy, but for one top staffer at the Office of Management and Budget it has become a real nightmare. When W. Bowman Cutter, the aptly named Associate Director of OMB, drifts off to sleep these nights, his dreams run regularly to visions of hands that keep grabbing at him from all directions. The symbolism is plain: the hands belong to various interest groups that are desperately appealing to...

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