The press and the public have largely accepted the need to do something about the nation’s growing debt, and that’s very encouraging. But there isn’t much time; we don’t have to actually balance the budget in the next two years, but it’s essential that we prove to the world (the Chinese, Japanese, and European investors who are supporting our borrowing habits) that we are on a new path. And the record of the last decade argues strongly that we won’t be able to stay on that new path without permanent changes in the way our government works. In matters of the budget it’s always the self-serving congressmen who prevail over those who are truly trying to serve the national interest.
Please read this blog. And then help us find candidates—Democrats, Republicans, and Independents—who will pledge to fight for a credible plan of action.