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A New Era of Responsibility

One of our favorite rss feeds, docuticker, identifies an interesting gov doc in a recent update – Budget of the United States Government — Fiscal Year 2010: The Budget Documents, A New Era of Responsibility: Renewing America’s Promise (OMB).

A New Era of Responsibility “… [p]rovides a description of the Obama Administration’s fiscal policies and major budgetary initiatives. This document is an overview of the full Fiscal Year 2010 Budget expected to be released this spring.”

It is comprehensible in the way a well written commercial outline can distill an impenetrable appellate decision. In it, the President’s Message begins:

“Throughout America’s history, there have been some years that appeared to roll into the next without much notice or fanfare. Budgets are proposed that offer some new programs or eliminate an initiative, but by and large continuity reigns. Then there are the years that come along once in a generation, when we look at where the country has been and recognize that we need a break from a troubled past, that the problems we face demand that we begin charting a new path. This is one of those years…”

That’s clear. Think of it as lyric prologue to prose recovery (I’m an optimist) — The 2010 Budget joins its predecessors at GPO Access … (and, some day, FDSys as well).

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