David Webb Show

Veronique de Rugy, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University & a nationally syndicated columnist

Episode Summary

Veronique de Rugy joins the show to discuss the extraordinary measures that began to avoid defaulting on the federal debt. “The bottom line is that the federal budget is a horrible mess, and Congress is to blame for it. Congress has behaved irresponsibly for years, but the only “irresponsibility” that reporters and commentators raise their voices (and keyboards) against are attempts to hold Congress to the debt-ceiling limit. These people are upset about the symptom of the disease, not the disease itself.” Congress should use this time to implement meaningful fiscal restraint and reign in spending, raising the debt ceiling is only a band-aid solution.