Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, No Labels Co-Founders John Avlon, Robert S. Kaplan and Lisa Borders along with President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Maya MacGuineas participate in a conversation with America.
America's political history is littered with the remains of movements trying to change the nature of the country's two-party, winner-take-all system. Some of the most recent and most well-known challengers of the status quo were probably the Libertarian Party, the Green Party and the Reform Party...
“The congressional budget process is broken.” It’s a lament heard from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in recent years, as the House and Senate have been increasingly unable to agree on an annual spending blueprint amid partisan bickering.
The non-profit group, No Labels, agrees with Schultz's wish that Congressional negotiations get under way immediately. The group's co-founder, Dave Walker, notes that it took the Bowles-Simpson Commission more than 200 days to release its recommendations and says super-committee members must return to Washington immediately if they are serious about deciding the mandated trillion-dollar reforms by its fall deadline.
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