pay a salary : operating budget
build a bridge : capital budget
pay the CIA’s electric bill : operating budget
pay for an “armed conflict” : capital budget
It seems reasonable enough to me. A full audit of the Federal government would be so much more meaningful and clear to the people who earn the money and pay the taxes to run our government. Hey, it is our money. We have the Constitutional right to know where every dime goes; remember the phrase, “ No taxation without representation”? I think we all need to put a lot more muscle behind our Constitution and demand that it be follow more closely than in the past 60 years.