October 21, 2014

Wanted: Thick-Skinned Lawmakers

August 17, 2014
Salisbury Post (N.C.)

Excerpt

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx’s office brought in The Concord Coalition to facilitate a free workshop in which participants took their shots at reducing the federal deficit and fixing “mandatory” programs such as Medicare and Social Security. . . . 

The $17.7 trillion national debt keeps growing. The country can’t keep supporting that debt while also running yearly budget deficits. Social Security cannot sustain itself as it is currently set up. Medicare is an open-ended program for which limits have to be imposed.

We’re heading into another election where the stakes are high. You’ll hear candidates promise to make hard choices on spending and tackle huge reforms. They always do.