Get Out of the Box: Support the Economy AND Reduce the Deficit!

Friday, September 02, 2011

Concord Coalition Policy Director Joshua Gordon and Chief Economist Diane Lim Rogers confront the perception that policymakers can only focus on the economy or deficit reduction, not both at the same time. In fact, the best plan would include support for the economy in the short term (even if that temporarily increased deficits) and major long-term reform of the tax code and entitlement programs to confront the nation's fiscal challenge.