Campaign To Fix The Debt Agrees That Changes To Entitlement Programs Are Central Part Of Deficit-Reduction Conversation
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt:
"The Campaign to Fix the Debt believes that any delay of the looming, nearly across-the-board 'sequestration' spending cuts should be fully paid for. It should also lay the groundwork for a comprehensive agreement to address our debt. We are encouraged by President Obama's statement that changes to entitlement programs are still a central part of this discussion.
"As the newly-released Congressional Budget Office numbers make clear, even if sequestration were to take effect, our national debt would still remain on an unsustainable trajectory, continuing to increase as a share of our economy. Any short-term fix will not be able to solve our long-term economic or fiscal problems."The Campaign to Fix the Debt remains committed to working with the Administration and with Members of Congress from both parties in their efforts to forge a comprehensive solution that will confront the true drivers of our debt." For more information on the Campaign to Fix the Debt, please visit www.fixthedebt.org
SOURCE Campaign to Fix the Debt
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