November 28, 2014

Budget Office Asks for Deep Cuts in 2013 Requests

August 18, 2011
Congressional Quarterly

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The White House may be asking agencies to develop worst-case scenarios that would not necessarily be put into effect, said Joshua B. Gordon, policy director at the Concord Coalition, a budget watchdog group. And OMB may be hoping to identify deep cuts that, although painful, might be manageable.

“The negative from the agencies’ point of view is that you are sort of showing your cards,” Gordon said, noting that OMB might choose to put some of the more harsh proposals in place.