September 23, 2014

U.S. Budget Week: Coming Fiscal Talks to Focus On Sequester Fix

October 18, 2013
Market News International (MNI)

Excerpt

Bob Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition agrees . . . "It seems the most realistic scenario is for an agreement that makes adjustments to the sequester in 2014 and possibly 2015," he said.

"We need a broader agreement that deals with revenues and entitlements, of course. But given what we've been through and where the two parties are that does not seem likely. A narrow agreement can probably find some offsets to change the sequester with a blend of minor mandatory spending savings and user fees," Bixby said.