Hiram College professor Jason Johnson was interviewed on the WCPN program The Sound of Ideas about President Obama’s budget speech, the debate over the debate ceiling, and the political fight over federal spending.
President Obama is now calling for a balanced approach to reducing the nation’s massive debt. But Republicans, like U.S. Representative Paul Ryan, say we need much more drastic measures, including privatizing Medicare and handing Medicaid over to the states. How important is it that we get the debt under control? And are cuts the only way to get there? What about higher taxes? The politics and economics of the national debt, Thursday at 9 on 90.3.
Click here to listen to “Politics and the National Debt.”