False Positive

Scheiber, Noam
March 2001
New Republic;03/19/2001, Vol. 224 Issue 12, p16
Examines why U.S. government's budget forecasting is not as accurate in 2001 as it once was. Problems with forecasts from the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); Comments from Senator Byron Dorgan of the Senate Appropriations Committee; Report that OMB and CBO are both forecasting a $5.6 trillion surplus, politicians and journalists are more likely to view that number as fact rather than guess-work.


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