PBS NewsHour

To Fix Budget Deficit Congress 'Punts' or Jumps 'Off Cliff'

Clip: 08/22/2012 | 8m 29s

Should Congress fail to pass a balanced budget by the end of 2012, America could face serious repercussions. Judy Woodruff talks to the Congressional Budget Office's former director Alice Rivlin and Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget's Maya MacGuineas about why budget reform talks need to shift to policy, not politics.

Aired: 08/22/12

Rating: NR

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