What a difficult undertaking is the rehabilitation of the Civil Service while the liberal cries aloud in his newspapers that the salaries of clerks are a standing theft, calls the items of the budget a cluster of leeches, and every year demands why the nation should be saddled with a thousand millions of taxes.
It is difficult to recount in detail, chapter by chapter, a plan which embraced the whole budget and continued down through the minutest details of administration in order to keep the whole synthetical; but perhaps a slight sketch of the principal reforms will suffice for those who understand such matters, as well as for those who are wholly ignorant of the administrative system.
Taking the sum of twelve thousand francs a year for each official as an average, he estimated seven millions as the cost of the whole body of such officials, which actually stood at twenty in the budget.
In fact the budget is not a strong-box to hold what is put into it, but a watering-pot; the more it takes in and the more it pours out the better for the prosperity of the country.
Rabourdin had long studied the budget under its double-aspect of ways and means and of expenditure.
Wilson was more brilliant than ever, with her budgets
of fresh news and old scandal, strung together with trivial questions and remarks, and oft-repeated observations, uttered apparently for the sole purpose of denying a moment's rest to her inexhaustible organs of speech.
The absolute balance of Give and Take, the doctrine that every thing has its price,--and if that price is not paid, not that thing but something else is obtained, and that it is impossible to get any thing without its price,--is not less sublime in the columns of a leger than in the budgets
of states, in the laws of light and darkness, in all the action and reaction of nature.
In other words, budget
policy should strive to limit potential disruptions by making the on-budget
surplus economically inconsequential when the debt is effectively paid off.
anticipated expenditures) and anticipated revenue for two or more consecutive budget
The company's budget
is no longer an exercise in tealeaf reading.
The book examines the various components that help create a complete budget
and discusses the reasons for budgeting, namely increasing shareholder value.
In February, the Office of Management and Budget
projected a fiscal year 1997 budget
deficit of $126 billion.