THE PAST THREE months have seen a flurry of controversies over how government officials have used, misused, or abused their prerogatives in the release of public funds.
In particular, attention has been drawn to how legislators and even the Chief Executive have exercised the power of the purse for their political or financial gain. In some cases, the President has been accused of abusing discretionary powers to spend public funds.
For today’s Data a Day:
Which (former) legislator had sought to limit the power of the President in impounding or refusing the release of funds appropriated by Congress?
A quick clue: That legislator now has the same powers that he once wanted to limit.