September 23, 2014

Debt Agreement Seen as Good, Quick Fix, But Broader Budget Agreement Needed

Latest Development: Short-term fix to extend debt limit also calls for conference committee on budget. Next Step: Budget agreement is needed to avoid same brinkmanship in few months.
October 17, 2013
Bloomberg BNA

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Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, which focuses on fiscal policy, told Bloomberg BNA that the agreement was a good deal to avoid an immediate crisis, but only does what Congress is supposed to do -- fund the government and pay the bills. “It's kicking the can down the road, but it's better than kicking the bucket, and that's what I think would have happened to the economy had they gone over and not raised the debt limit,” he said.