GAO: Increasing amount of spending on autopilot

In news that will come as no surprise to budget observers, the Government Accountability Office has released a report showing that this type of unreviewed spending has increased a shocking 88% since 1994.

Of course, with most of the budget now on autopilot, there is even less of an opportunity to review major spending and make reforms to massive programs. Budget process reform has not made progress in a generation, but reports like these should remind everyone of just how important it is.

Read the full report here.