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We need a responsible leader in Congress

Is Congressman Rob Wittman a responsible leader for us?

In a recent analysis, the Office of Management and Budget in its Mid-Season Review of the federal budget estimates the deficit will surpass $1 trillion in 2019. That’s a year earlier than expected.

Robert Samuelson of the Washington Post writes, “No one knows the consequences of these unprecedented peacetime deficits, but the CBO has listed some possibilities:

  • They may further raise interest rates, which would increase deficits, squeeze other federal programs and crowd out borrowing by businesses for factories, machinery, computers and buildings. This last effect could imperil living standards…
  • We could...
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