April 23, 2014

Needed: Courage, Cooperation and Public Support

  • The national debt has grown significantly in recent years due to rising annual deficits. A deficit occurs in any year the government spends more...

Projected federal deficits are so large that Congress should look far beyond the non-defense spending on which it has heavily focused in recent weeks.

In a guest commentary on ABC.com, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby notes that bipartisan groups have recommended a much broader approach that would include military spending cuts, more effective curbs on health care costs, entitlement reform and the closing of tax loopholes.

“Fortunately, there are many possible solutions to the enormous fiscal and economic challenges facing the country,” Bixby said. “But they will require political courage, bipartisan cooperation and the active support of voters around the country.”