Republican deficit hawks come off endangered species list

Published Jul 31, 2020. By W. James Antle III.


“Doing anything about the deficit and debt is always a heavy lift, and it gets even heavier when it is perceived as a partisan agenda,” said Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, an advocacy group that supports budgetary discipline. “That could be where we're heading. I expect that Republicans will increasingly balk at the rising bill for COVID-19 relief and that they will become even more dug in if they lose the Senate.”