"We have to justify our existence every day in the private sector — change to attitudes, trends. You have to adapt. Government doesn't adapt. Instead it just incrementally adds on," said Rep. Dennis A. Ross, who introduced last week — for the third time — his Zero Based Budget Act in the House of Representatives.
"When we do the budget process, we want to have some justification for every appropriation that is sought — a legal basis for it, an amount that is less than last year's and a summary to express the outcome of it," he said.