The Congressional Budget Office released a statement this month highlighting the need for broad fiscal reforms. Debate by both of the presidential candidates as well as others running for federal offices has not focused on the real budget issues facing the country. Rather, it has centered on cuts in domestic and defense appropriations even though these programs are not the source of future budgetary pressures, according to the CBO. As the report made clear, the real pressure on the federal budget will be coming from entitlement programs over the next 25 years.
I am asking that The Star repeat the role it has played so effectively in the past and ask each of the Hoosier candidates running for federal office to give the voters a clear and concise answer to each of the following questions posed by the Concord Coalition: