The California Institute prepares a quick analysis of the President’s budget request on the day it is released. In nearly 3,000 pages, the budget documents outline the Administration’s recommendations for discretionary and mandatory spending, as well as its revenue proposals. Developing a reliable analysis of any budget is difficult. The FY 2009 Budget was released the morning of February 4, 2008. The following are links to brief descriptions of our findings regarding the programs. [Last updated 02/05/2008 06:15 AM ]
On February 4, 2008, President George W. Bush released the Administration’s Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2009, which begins October 1, 2008. The Budget proposes to spend $3.1 trillion, a 0.3 percent increase in non-defense discretionary spending, a growth rate that is less than the rate of inflation for domestic programs. The Administration also projects the deficit will increase to $410 billion. A portion of the deficit increase is attributable to an economic stimulus package that Congress is expected to approve.
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