Does Congress Have Enough Political Will To Reduce The Debt?
by: Ailsa Chang, NPR, February 11, 2014 9:02:00 am
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When the bipartisan budget deal was announced in December, supporters heralded cuts that would balance spending increases — among them, a slight reduction to the pensions of working-age military retirees. But a bipartisan consensus emerged to undo it — calling into the question whether Congress has the political will necessary to make any cuts that reduce the long-term debt.