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excessing

excessing  n.— «At the end of the school year, a committee led by one of Warley’s alleged protégés met to discuss moving some of its employees to other schools—a process called “excessing’ —because J.O. Wilson was over its budget...

county store

county store  n.— «Whelan said the county appropriated but never spent $30,000 from its 2009 budget for setting up a “county store,” a term for a multipurpose government office in a public place like a mall.» —“Plan would...

Robin Hood budget

Robin Hood budget  n.— «Now the government is talking about raising taxes for some to help pay for pension increases, but at this point at least they’re only talking about slugging higher income earners. (They’re dubbing it a “Robin...

Grand Bargain

Grand Bargain  n.— «The harder part will be trying to follow that up by creating what is coming to be known in Obama circles as a Grand Bargain: getting everyone to agree to clean up the nation’s budget mess in a really big way, one that...

financial incest

financial incest  n.—Gloss: Telling one’s children about family financial affairs in such a way or to such a degree that they learn too much and become overly concerned. «While experts say the current financial crisis is a good way...

foot bullet

foot bullet  n.— «A friend of mine was handed an assignment that I often refer to as a “foot bullet.”  It’s the kind of thing that no one pays any attention to until they go to review the budget versus spend for the quarter and find...