From Politics in Question:

In this week’s episode of Politics In Question, Jonathan Bydlak joins James to talk about the federal budget. Bydlak is director of the Governance Program at the R Street Institute, where he also oversees the Fiscal and Budget Policy project and the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group.

Why does the federal government budget like it doesn’t care about the future? How will events like the war in Ukraine, the pandemic, and inflation impact the United States’ fiscal health. And what will it take to change the federal government’s fiscal trajectory? These are some of the questions Jonathan and James ask in this week’s episode.