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Orszag Vs. CBO: The Battle Over The Budget Gets Personal

First Posted: 08/27/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:45 PM ET



"Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag accused Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf of 'overstepping' in a Web post Saturday, escalating the battle between the Obama administration and Republicans over the White House's conduct toward the CBO. The charge was leveled after Elmendorf posted a blog entry Saturday that suggested a new Obama proposal to create an independent board to reduce Medicare payments would save $2 billion over 10 years, a small sum compared to the overall cost overruns of the program."

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Filed by Susan Crile  |