April 23, 2014

Frustrated GOP Freshmen Target Gimmicks That Make it Hard to Cut the Budget

February 7, 2012
The Washington Post

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“The harder the substantive choices, the more people start talking about process reform,” said Robert Bixby, executive director of the bipartisan Concord Coalition. “I think there’s a hope that if we streamline the process, toughen the process, it will help us make these hard choices. But it’s certainly not a cure for the deficit. And it’s not going to help us save a lot of money.”