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As you travel from Wall Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, economic rationality stops and political rationality takes over just as you hit the Beltway. This site is your ticket across that gap, analyzing what makes political sense, what makes economic sense, and rarely what just makes sense.
Posted by Stan Collender

Here's my latest "Fiscal Fitness" column from  Roll Call.


President Bush’s Budget Legacy
Already Set in Stone
Roll Call
January 22, 2008

Although it certainly wasn’t meant to be funny, I couldn’t help but laugh when I read the Jan. 14 Roll Call story “Bush May Target Earmarks.”

Posted by Stan Collender

I took the red eye back to DC from California Thursday night/Friday morning and went directly top a three-hour meeting in an hermetically sealed room.

Posted by Stan Collender

It looks like House Banking Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) and House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller (D-CA) are going to be the designated leaders for a stimulus bill in the House.  Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) may play the same role in the Senate.

Note who has not been designated: House Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt (D-SC) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND).

Fiscal Fitness

15 Jan 2008
Posted by Stan Collender

In case you missed the announcement, I'm no longer writing a column for Starting today, I'm writing a new column for Roll Call, called "Fiscal Fitness" every Tuesday.

Here's the first one.

Posted by Stan Collender
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