In a couple words: “not good.” A Marketplace radio interview of me aired on Wednesday morning, whittled down from close to a half hour recording of my conversation with Steve Chiotakis. As a result, I probably sound like a simple naysayer–complaining about how politicians are loathe to talk in any detailed way about how they’d reduce the deficit, but not offering up any specific ideas myself. I notice I get that complaint a lot in the comments people leave, so over the next several months I’m going to make a conscious effort to feature more specific ideas for deficit reduction–whether my own (which I really have discussed before) or those of other experts. My sharing some of these specific policy ideas here will be a good companion to the Concord Coalition’s Fiscal Solutions Tour (which on Thursday is in New Hampshire). So stay tuned for ideas on how to not just raise taxes, by the way.
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