Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

MY VIEW: Maya MacGuineas

Apr 11, 2011

In her latest commentary for CNN Money, CRFB President Maya MacGuineas discusses her experience at a budget forum in Colorado this weekend and says that unlike many Washington politicians, voters are ready for real fiscal reform.

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Ms. MacGuineas also wrote a Washington Post op-ed this weekend focused on the need for a "Goldilocks budget" that's just right -- not President Obama's proposal ("too tepid") or Chairman Ryan's ("too lopsided"). She also tell us not to lose hope, saying:

As contentious as the political environment seems today, remember that the last government shutdown was followed by an eventual budget deal between President Bill Clinton and the GOP. If we replace denial with reality and posturing with cooperation, we might just pull it off again.

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