Budget and economic news roundup
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Here’s a roundup of this morning’s must-read budget and economic stories:
US News and World Report says the long-time conservative goal of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution is seeing a strong resurrection in Congress and even gaining support from a few Democrats.
The New York Times says the end of earmarks means the end of projects for local governments and non-profits across the country. But according to The Hill, lawmakers will find ways around the ban for military spending.
In an op-ed in The Financial Times, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) argues the failure of the stimulus package further discredits the Keynesian doctrine of spending your way to prosperity. Issa wants to ensure government does not make the same mistake again.
Politico decodes Obama’s address to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. While the president tried to better the Administration’s relationship with the business community, according to The Wall Street Journal, bipartisan support for a tax overhaul is disappearing.