Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Maya MacGuineas: After the pandemic recovery, we must tackle the national debt

Dec 2, 2020

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an opinion piece for CNN, an excerpt of which is below. 

Few of our political leaders are eager to deal with the national debt. It's an issue that entails very challenging policy solutions, and thus tends to be used more as a cudgel to stop expensive policies from moving forward, than as an issue in its own right. Even for those who do worry about the debt, when it comes to priorities they really care about, such as tax cuts or additional infrastructure spending, fiscal responsibility tends to take a back seat.

Read the entire piece here.

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