November 22, 2014

'Budget Hawks' Say Public’s Willing to Balance the Budget, Politicians Need to Lead

September 19, 2012
Radio Iowa

Excerpt

Concord Coalition executive director Robert Bixby has been on the road for the past 20 years, talking about the country’s finances.

“They’re going to have to deal with this simple because if they don’t, there’ll be a crisis,” Bixby says. “…If congress just simply kicks the can down the road again with no framework in place, no nothing in place, I think there’ll be a very, very negative market reaction.” . . . .

“The public is willing,” Bixby says. “What is difficult to get through is the political chaff, the political fire that tends to polarize rather than bring people to consensus.”