Title

"Public Engagement" piece by Dan Coyne, legislative director of the Maine Center

Authors

Dan Coyne

Source

Mainebiz

Date

6-13-2011

Pages

13

Abstract

"Public Engagement" piece by Dan Coyne, legislative director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy. He discusses the potential negative impact of demands made by those who favor drastic cutbacks in federal programs in order to gain support for an increase in the debt ceiling. For example, Senator Bob Corker's proposal to cap total federal spending would necessitate severe cuts to programs such as Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare. Coyne advocates a balanced deficit-reduction plan that impacts all aspects of the budget, including revenues.

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