August 23, 2014

Sequester Frustration

February 25, 2013
Congressional Quarterly (Subscription Required)

Excerpt

Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, said the plan might clear the wayfor further negotiations. “Members of Congress are afraid to go forward. Maybe giving them a framework would give them a place to go,” Bixby said.

But Bixby said he doubts the two parties can reach a long-term debt agreement. “The odds aren’t with them,” he said. “Congress doesn’t know how to do it. Democrats aren’t anxious to tackle entitlements. Republicans don’t want to use any revenue.”