We can now expect a major battle over spending in early 2013 as part of the debt ceiling, continuing resolution and/or sequester debates. In addition, achieving a meaningful fiscal grand bargain in 2013 will require more Presidential leadership, as well as an essential element that has been totally lacking so far: a serious citizen education and engagement effort. It will take pressure from "We the People" to get our elected officials to start acting in the interest of the country and the general public rather than their party and special interests. And our elected representatives should work like every other American and stay in session until a meaningful fiscal deal is reached -- one designed to address the huge structural deficits that threaten our collective future.Contact: Bill Beaman, 301-767-7807, firstname.lastname@example.org
David M. Walker: Fiscal Cliff Deal Fails To Address Greatest Deficit -- Political Leadership
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