Congress Doesn’t Care About The Increasing National Debt Because Voters Aren’t Focused On It, Economists Say
Congress cares more about addressing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic than focusing on the national debt because voters aren’t as concerned about the debt, economists told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
The economic contraction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected economic production and people in “epic proportions,” is the right time for the government to borrow money, Stony Brook University Research Associate and Economist Marina Azzimonti told the DCNF. However, Congress should begin discussions around balancing the budget in the interest of sustainability, Heritage Foundation Senior Policy Analyst Adam Michel told the DCNF.
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