Primer: The Constitution and Appropriations


We kick off a series on the U.S. Constitution by talking about the structure of Articles I-VI. 

This is a very basic review that reminds us of the intricate balance between state and federal responsibilities the framers envisioned. On Tuesday's episode, we'll be talking about tax reform, so we spend some time on a specific power granted to Congress -- the power of the purse. 

Recommended resources: 

Budget Basics from National Priorities

Congressional Research Service's Intro to Appropriations

Stan Colander in Forbes: The GOP Has Murdered the Federal Budget