Guest View: Debt and deficit plans should be front and center

By Robert Bixby.

When the winner of the 2020 presidential election takes the Oath of Office on Jan. 20, 2021, he or she will assume responsibility for a government that carries about $24 trillion in debt and projected budget deficits exceeding $1 trillion every year for the foreseeable future.

Do presidential candidates, including the incumbent, think that’s a problem? And, if so, what do they plan to do about it?