James L. Payne

James L. Payne has taught political science at Yale, Wesleyan, Johns Hopkins, and Texas A&M University. He is the author of The Culture of Spending: Why Congress Spends beyond Out Means (ICS Press 1991 and Budgeting in Neverland: Irrational Policymaking in the U.S. Congress (Cato Institute).

Want to Control Spending?


In his State of the Union Address earlier this year, President Bush joined budget reformers in urging the adoption of the line-item veto as a way of limiting the inexorable growth of federal spending. Anyone familiar with the history of budget reform knows this well-intentioned effort is doomed to failure. If Congress is serious about […]

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