Pat Kenny: Budget debate crucial

January 23, 2013 

Budget debate crucial

The Jan. 16 lead editorial “The party of no” correctly states, “There needs to be a debate about taxes and spending, and there will be. It happens every year when Congress debates the budget.”

Unfortunately, there have been no recent congressional budget debates, at least not in the Senate, as that house has not bothered to establish a budget for the last three years. As long as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid continues to see no need for a budget, there is scant chance of a debate on taxes and spending; we’ll continue to go from crisis to crisis with no resolution to our fiscal problems. We need that debate.

Pat Kenny

Emerald Isle

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