Here’s something I can’t quite figure out:
In all the back-and-forth over the debt ceiling increase, it’s become de rigueur to demand program cuts and budget tightening now rather than in the ‘out-years’ because the cuts will never materialize. Inasmuch, we’re often told: “You can’t bind a future Congress”.
If that’s the case, then why is there such a thing as “mandatory spending”?
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HQ)