May 25, 2017

GOP Turns the Tables on a Long-Term Budget Deal

June 21, 2013
The Fiscal Times


“I think it’s a very good idea to be looking at 30-year budgets,” said Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, an anti-deficit group. “Obviously, we all understand that they are uncertain, and the further out you go the more uncertain. But really you know the main budget problem has always been our long term structural deficit, which is caused by basically demographics and health care costs – some of those long term things.”

“So the more emphasis that’s put on the structural deficit and less on the short term cyclical deficit, which is getting better, so much the better,” Bixby told The Fiscal Times.