Go Big


The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget -- along with many other lawmakers, business leaders, former government officials, and organizations -- is calling on leaders in Washington to enact a comprehensive deficit-reduction plan of at least $4 trillion to put the U.S. back on a sustainable fiscal path. In order to stabilize and reduce debt as a share of the economy, lawmakers will have be bold and "go big."

On this page, CRFB will centralize all of the research, letters, op-eds, statements, and other resources making the case for Congress and the White House to Go Big on debt reduction. 

On February 2, 2012 at a House Budget Committee hearing on the economic outlook, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke voiced his support for a comprehensive deficit reduction plan, responding to a question from Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) and saying:

The $4 to $6 trillion, Congressman, was a number talked about for the next decade, and the idea was that achieving that would stabilize the debt-to-GDP ratio--maybe get some progress there--and I was supportive of going big, so to speak, when we--we, the country--were discussing those issues last summer. So, yes, I think a very substantial attack on the deficit is needed.

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