Should agencies be self-funded?

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March 11, 2013
by Ryan Young  
Posted in Commentary

"The point is self-funding is an interesting proposal -- closer to the 'user pays' principle than the current annual appropriations model. But ultimately, it is still a bad idea. The biggest reason is that it violates the separation of powers. If an agency is doing a poor job pursuing its mission, it needs to be held accountable; there is a reason Congress holds the power of the purse." (03/11/13)  

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