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In the Nation's Interest

Op-Ed: CED Fiscal Health Subcommittee Co-chairs Urge A Sustainable Economic Path

For the past decade, America’s finances have been handled not by “pay-as-you-go” but by “running up a tab.”

Our political leaders are signing “IOU’s” to finance our government and refuse to build in appropriate safeguards to preserve the taxpayers’ money. Down this road lies disaster.

As co-chairs of the Committee for Economic Development's (CED) Fiscal Health Subcommittee, our work with leaders in business and academia has made clear two things: first, Americans have little remaining tolerance for partisan politics, played at the expense of our collective prosperity; and two, we cannot afford another financial crisis like 2008.

Read the full op-ed here.