By David M. Walker – We can only hope the final presidential debate Monday provides less heat and more light than the previous two. Especially with regard to fiscal matters, the debates have so far not provided the substance and solutions that voters need and deserve to hear.
Neither candidate, for example, has defined a clear goal for their overall fiscal policy. What do they plan to do and when? Will they reduce the budget deficit by a stated percentage, or reduce debt as a percentage of the economy? If so, to what level and by what year? A clearly defined goal can provide a mandate for action.
- Key fiscal questions nominees must answer (blogs.reuters.com)
- Hours Ahead Of The Presidential Debate, Total US Debt Hits Record $16.19 Trillion (zerohedge.com)
- David Walker wants straight talk from Obama and Romney about the nation’s “financial sinkhole” (star-telegram.com)
- Five key issues omitted from first two debates (nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com)