Republicans Can’t Slay the Debt Dragon without Democrats

Posted on AllSides November 24th, 2023
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Why a bipartisan fiscal commission makes sense.

It won’t surprise conservatives to learn that Biden’s spending and inflation pushed the federal budget deficit to a massive $1.7 trillion last fiscal year. But this isn’t a case of plus ça change — the more things change, the more they stay the same. The federal debt as a share of the economy is now so large, and the outlook for future budget deficits is so bleak, that conservatives need to seriously consider backing the creation of a bipartisan fiscal commission — even if that means...

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