With just over a week before the December 13 deadline to report a deal, negotiators reportedly are closing in a budget agreement.
Americans are becoming increasingly frustrated with the inability of Washington to get anything done. Perhaps policymakers will become inspired as they watch the big games this week.
As policymakers negotiate over the nation’s finances, a new poll shows that Americans see the federal budget situation impacting them personally. Voters also have little faith that a budget deal will be reached.
The budget conference committee is talking short-term while at least one senator is thinking medium. These are positive developments, but we need to be looking at the long-term.
There’s been lots of talk about health care as of late. But there needs to be a discussion beyond websites and who gets to keep their insurance. Reducing the growth of health care costs will be critical to fixing the debt.
- Movement Towards a Budget Deal 12/05/2013
- Stop Punting 11/26/2013
- Americans See Link Between Federal Budget and Personal Finances 11/25/2013
- Looking Long-Term 11/22/2013
- Caring About Health Care 11/20/2013