@ Brookings Podcast: The Federal Budget Deficit and Financial Security

March 12, 2010

Alice Rivlin, the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office and a Brookings senior fellow, says the soaring federal debt and deficits have put our financial security and the country’s future in peril. In this week’s @Brookings podcast, Rivlin says the public must demand that lawmakers take two unpopular steps: cut spending and raise revenue.