David Wessel, Brookings Institution and Glenn Hutchins, Silver Lake Partners co-founder, shares their thoughts on why Congress needs to fix the long-term deficit problem and redesign government benefit problems.
A Flying Burrito Brother: During recessions, for example, federal government spending can help drive the economy even if it means spending at a deficit. You mean like the wonderful 1.8% GDP from 2009-2016 that The Obozo's government spending has driven? Thanks, but I'll take a balanced budget and keep the gvoernemnt from raising taxes like the end of the Earth -- like it's done with Obozocare -- and screwing half the public blue. .