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Don't Rush A Bad Deal

Recorded on July 25, 2011

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.

Congress and the White House claim they want to get the deficit under control, but they have huge differences.

Some want to reduce government spending right now and put in place permanent limits . Others claim they're willing to cut, but not just yet, because they want to protect key programs in the meantime. And others want to close the gap by raising taxes, even though that kills jobs.

Yet the U.S. Senate hasn't even tried to pass a budget for more than two years. The President's budget was so outrageously high that nobody supported it. Washington wasted months without making a serious effort to solve things

The same politicians who created the crisis now claim there's no time left to do things right. Wrong. There is no excuse for politicians to rush through a bad budget deal.
America doesn't need deals; we need solutions.

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.