Against BB-10

by Reihan Salam

James Pethokoukis makes the case against balancing the federal budget in ten years:

The BB-10 effort also distracts from the more important goal of constructing a broad portfolio of ideas — taxes, immigration, public investment, consumer-driven health care — that would increase economic growth, broadly raise incomes, and help solve real-world problems in the lives of average Americans. Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s recent speech at AEI was a good start. Expanding up it would be both smart politics and policy.

He’s right.

The Agenda

NRO’s domestic-policy blog, by Reihan Salam.