Apparently, money grows on trees in Washington

Published Aug 4, 2019. By Michael Gors.

Who are today's champions of fiscal conservatism?

We believe every time candidates for president or Congress or decisionmakers in Washington propose or agree to a new plan for spending or an increase in spending for something, they should be required - by law, by sense of responsibility, by moral conscience - to provide specific payment details.

"Putting the budget on a sustainable path will require more than quick-fix solutions such as cutting 'waste, fraud and abuse' or 'taxing the rich.' It will require attention to broader systemic issues ... The debt is a problem. It is not going away on its own. Policymakers and the public should face up to this responsibility," Bixby said in a statement following Senate passage of the budget agreement last week.