Maya MacGuineas and Mike Murphy: Disastrous Record Deficits Threaten US Future

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Mike Murphy is director of the Committee's new initiative, FixUS. They recently wrote an opinion piece for USA Today, an excerpt of which is below: 

In many ways our budget deficits and ever-rising debt are a symptom and symbol of the deterioration of our politics, with debt service payments soon to be a greater share of the federal budget than programs that support children. As a nation, we have become incapable of making tough choices or achieving bipartisan compromise. We are focused on the short term at the expense of the long term. And we reward hyper-partisanship over making progress on behalf of the American people.

Read the entire piece here.

"My Views" are works published by members or staff of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, but they do not necessarily reflect the views of all members or staff of the Committee.