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.