July 31, 2014

With Pension Vote, Congress Proves Durability of Mandatory Spending

February 19, 2014
Congressional Quarterly

Excerpt

Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, said the military COLA repeal is “not a great confidence builder in entitlement reform.” He added, “this was the one hard choice that was made in the budget deal and it did signal that military pay and retirements had to be one of the things that were considered. And then they fall all over themselves to reverse it. I don’t know how they’re going to do any major entitlement reform if they can’t stomach something like this.”