Who's Right On Dynamic Scoring? Ask Canada

Canada's assistant parliamentary budget officer says dynamic scoring isn't "an economics issue, it's a political issue."

They don't waste time on macroeconomic effects.

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Republicans and Democrats are once again locked in battle over whether the government should use a method known as dynamic scoring to calculate the budgetary effects of legislation. In an attempt to bridge the seemingly intractable philosophical divide, I figured the debate could use some help from a neutral arbiter. So I called Canada.

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