Chart Of The Day

Nov 21 2011 @ 1:57pm

Supercommittee_0

Philip Klein wonders if it's actually possible for Congress to cut spending:

The problem Congress always runs to is that immediate spending cuts are seen as too disruptive, so even when members propose to reduce spending, they typically push for phasing in any cuts over time. Yet by doing that, they’re putting the actual task of implementing cuts in the hands of future Congresses. And history has shown that such cuts are often undone when it comes time to make them.