CNN EXCLUSIVE: Don't give up on grand bargain on debt

In an exclusive op-ed today for CNN, CRFB president Maya MacGuineas urges lawmakers not to give up on trying to use the debt limit increase as an opportunity to reach a "grand bargain," arguing that a small deal simply won't be enough. She writes, "[t]his is not supposed to be who we are: a country fighting over whether to pay our bills, being scolded by rating agencies -- including in China -- and on track to leave a shredded economy to the next generation because we spent years on a spending spree without paying the bills."

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