Congress Must Come to Terms With Fiscal Challenges

Published Nov 7, 2018.

Seacoastonline.com published a recent blog post by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby about the need for the winners in this year's congressional elections to address the nation's fiscal challenges. An excerpt:

Clearly much needs to be done. The election winners should put a high priority on reducing projected deficits, ensuring the tax system provides sufficient revenue to support such reductions, repairing the entitlement programs, and pursuing sound policies to promote long-term economic growth.   

It’s a tall order. The longer Washington procrastinates on such sweeping reforms, however, the greater the risks for our country, and the more difficult the solutions will become.

That’s particularly true now, when the economy is strong. We should not let this opportunity to prepare a better future for the country go to waste.