CNN Money Exclusive: Deficit Pessimist Sees Hope for a Deal

In her latest commentary for CNN Money, CRFB president Maya MacGuineas expresses increasing - but still cautious - optimism about the possibility of a comprehensive bipartisan fiscal reform package in Washington. She talks about some of the difficult reforms that will have to be made - including to entitlement programs, the tax code, and defense spending - and says that while it certainly won't be easy, "the country cares about these problems and policymakers are taking them seriously".

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