Link: Budget Perspectives
Ezra Klein expounds on the the theoretical “do-nothing” plan. I think the federal budget is sometimes framed, especially by partisans, in rather simplistic terms. Either this, or that. My way or your way. Paradise or apocalypse. This is done because it makes for easier talking points and more effective political messaging, but it’s also inherently “limited” in the perspective it provides. So when you present a picture that’s a bit more complete, it’s hard for people to reconcile simplistic talking points with that fact that if Congress does nothing…the budget shrinks drastically.