Two-year budgeting: The time has come

Friday, February 22, 2008

We hear a lot this year from the American people that they would like to change the way we do business in Washington, D.C. That means that Congress should focus on big issues, come up with good principled ideas, and debate those principles in a bipartisan setting.

I heard Minister Rick Warren speak the other day. He said he wasn't so interested in interfaith dialogue; he was interested in good works. I think that's what the people want to see from us. My suggestion for good works and results is that we adopt a two-year budget and appropriations process.

This is not simply a Republican idea, or a Democrat idea. This is a good idea.

A two-year budget process would force Congress to spend more time fixing or repealing broken programs and less time spending taxpayer dollars. Biennial budgeting is a good first step toward fixing our broken budgeting process and eliminating ...for more of this story pick up a copy of the Marshall County Tribune.