This year the government is focused on slashing the debt by repealing health care and cutting spending. However, there is evidence that the new GOP plans may make the situation worse.
There’s a new sheriff in town — at least in the House — and things already feel different.
The focus is on cutting spending, repealing last year’s health care law and controlling the debt.
But it’s not at all clear that things are headed in a better direction from the budget’s perspective.
Even if the political promises don’t fizzle and the Senate follows along, implementing the new agenda might not help the nation’s fiscal situation. It could even hurt it.
Spending cuts: A good start
Government spending has grown from an historical average of 21% of GDP to 24% the past few years due to the recession. There is a very serious risk that these new spending levels will become the “new normal.”
Luckily Republicans have refocused the conversation to bringing spending back to pre-recession levels. With the recovery on track, the time has come for a massive spending… continue reading
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