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Accrual Budgeting: Experiences of Other Nations and Implications for the United States : Government Accountability Office , February , 2000

February 2000

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From the Executive Summary: “Budgeting is the process by which we as a nation resolve the large number of often conflicting objectives that citizens and their representatives seek to achieve through government action. In that sense, nothing could be more important than debates about the budget. It is in the context of the budget debate that decisions are made about • the federal government’s fiscal policy, i.e., the relationship between spending and revenues; • where the federal government will be involved and the allocation of resources across various program areas; and • the tools the government will use to carry out these policies”


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