OMB POLICY STATEMENTS
OMB Says 20 Percent of Stimulus Programs Are "Ineffective"
Data from the White House's own budget office may cast doubt on the effectiveness of billions of dollars in spending that is part of the $789.5 billion compromise deal hailed by lawmakers. After analysis of both the House and Senate stimulus bills, prior to the conference compromise, the White House's Office of Management and Budget say 20% of programs are either ineffective or unable to demonstrate results. During the Bush years, the OMB began using the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART). It rated programs as "effective," "moderately effective," "adequate" or "ineffective." In cases without enough data, OMB give a "results not demonstrated" label.
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