3 deficit-reduction ideas that Democrats might be able to support

Published January 30, 2023

The Washington Post

House Republicans are right to want to use the looming debt ceiling increase to fight for deficit reduction. But they must realize that Democrats control most of the power in Washington and that a narrow House majority cannot push its will on the Senate and the White House.

They need an endgame that will make significant reductions in future deficits that Democrats would be able to agree to. Here are three ideas that might work.

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Henry Olsen, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, studies and provides commentary on American politics. His work focuses on how America’s political order is being upended by populist challenges, from the left and the right. He also studies populism’s impact in other democracies in the developed world.

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