Morning Edition 3/30: Committee for Economic Development

The leadership of both  houses of the United States Congress have said that discussion of and action on the U.S. budget this year 'seems unlikely'. Considering the state of the United States economy and a budget deficit so high it seems inconceivable,
The Committee for Economic Development suggests - strongly - that such a decision not to make a decision about something so vital, would be a huge mistake. Joe Minarik, Sr. Vice President and Chief Economist for the CED, as well as Chief Economist of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, talks about what we can do to get our federal government to do the job it was elected to do. Find out more at