Slush Fund Could be 2nd Largest Agency in House Budget Resolution | Taxpayers for Common Sense
Under the President’s original budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, if the Overseas Contingency Operations Fund was a separate federal agency, it would be the fifth largest in the discretionary budget. That’s an “off budget” slush fund on top of the massive request in Pentagon “base” funding.
Under the two potential tiers laid out by the House Budget Committee in the draft Budget Resolution released March 17th, OCO would be either the second or third largest federal agency in the discretionary budget.
Enough is enough. Fiscal conservatives must not support this off budget slush fund. It is increasingly being used to end run the budget caps set by the Budget Control Act and directly adding to the federal budget deficit.
Slush Fund Could be 2nd Largest Agency in House Budget Resolution | Taxpayers for Common Sense.