Dear Winning Candidates: Welcome Back to a Daunting Deficit

Published Nov 14, 2018. By the Editorial Board.

It didn’t take long for reality to sour the victory celebrations of Wisconsin’s winning congressional candidates.

The very morning after last week’s elections, the Congressional Budget Office issued a sobering report on the federal budget. It’s a critical issue that didn’t get enough attention during the fall campaigns. . . . 

Part of the problem stems from the Republican Party’s generous tax cuts that aren’t paying for themselves, the Concord Coalition noted this week. The coalition is a budget watchdog group led by elder statesmen from both political parties.