In the Huffington Post on Sunday, Robert Kuttner parrots critics of long-term deficit reduction in arguing that efforts to deal comprehensively with the long-term national debt are overshadowing and imperiling efforts to support the short term economic recovery. He writes, “Nearly everyone, right, center and left, is arguing about the economic recovery in terms of what the debt-to-GDP ratio should be in 2023.” Actually, as our partner the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) pointed out, the goal is less about hitting a specific numerical target and more about ensuring that the debt is on a clear downward path over the long term.
- A Budget Deal Is Reached, Time for Action 12/11/2013
- 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