The Gridlock on Capitol Hill Is About to Get Worse

Published Jan 7, 2019.

A recent blog post by Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, was reprinted by DL-Online. An excerpt: 

So for all those who will be tempted to breathe a sigh of relief when the Mexican border wall fight is resolved, think again. Our fiscal problems run far deeper, and one thing is certain: Mexico is not going to pay for the debts we are racking up any more than it is going to pay for the wall.

It's time to get serious about the real fiscal crisis. The president and Congress need to resolve the current standoff quickly, move on to a longer-term deal on spending caps and address the structural gap between mandatory spending and revenues. Anything less will just be passing the buck ... again.