Do We Need Transparency at the CBO

from the Washington Examiner:

Mick Mulvaney isn’t pleased with the power wielded by his competitor, the Congressional Budget Office. You can chalk that up in┬ápart to a natural rivalry between the CBO and Mulvaney’s Office of Management and Budget, which is an arm of the White House. Mulvaney also highlights some reasons everyone concerned with good policy should want reform at CBO.

“At some point, you’ve got to ask yourself, has the day of the CBO come and gone?” Mulvaney told the Washington Examiner‘s writers and editors in a recent meeting at the White House complex. Mulvaney specifically tore into a CBO staffer who helped give the Republican healthcare bill a bad score. read more