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In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Managing Editor of Budget & Tax News Jesse Hathaway speaks with Veronique De Rugy. De Rugy is a Senior Fellow at the Mercatus Center. De Rugy is on the podcast to explain how Congress is attempting to increase spending and bypass sequestration spending caps in the coming 2016 budget.
De Rugy says Congress is using “gimmicks” to avoid counting defense spending as part of the budget, and is now loading discretionary spending hikes into “buckets” intended to enable emergency spending during the early phases of wars.