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Shouldn’t we have something like this?

Posted by Jason O on Feb 17, 2010 in Irish Politics, US Politics |

President Obama explains the Pay As You Go law, which forces congressmen and senators to allocate actual funds from old spending/new taxes to new spending, here. Shouldn’t all proposed bills going through the Oireachtas have this attached, that is, they have to explain how they will be paid for?

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Fergus O'Rourke
Feb 20, 2010 at 9:38 am

It’s not obvious to me that we need this all that much, but it could only improve things, I imagine.

Perhaps its biggest benefit, however, might be to force the commentariat to confront the issues in question.


 

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