Watchdog group: spending debate is 'dysfunctional'
March 15th, 2011
08:12 AM ET
3 years ago

Watchdog group: spending debate is 'dysfunctional'

New York (CNNMoney) - The fiscal year is nearly half over, but lawmakers are still shooting spitballs across the aisle over a very small part of the budget instead of doing what they should have done six months ago - fund the government for the rest of the year.

The grudge match over what to cut is "dysfunctional," said Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, a deficit watchdog group. "[The 2011 fight] has become a major distraction. They have much more important things to do."

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Okey Moronu

    Finally an adult statement.

    March 15, 2011 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  2. Marry

    Where is the GOP/TP now? Anything productive? Any solutions? Of cause not! They are just japing stupid stuff while lying and criticizing a hard working President. Disgusting! But voters that do not take a second look and inform themselves before making their cross in the voting booth are very much at fault too!

    March 15, 2011 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  3. Darth Vadik, CA

    When you find me a non-dysfunctinal family in the Bible belt, I'll find you a non-dysfuntional politician...

    ...oh we're dysfunctional here in the Cali too, but being elitists we all have therapists and are at least working on our dysfunctions...

    March 15, 2011 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    Absolutely Congress is dyfunctional. Boehner is realizing first hand that he just isn't up to the task of leading his Party. I suspect all those HELL NO's he was so fond of spouting are finally catching up to him - from his own Party, no less.

    March 15, 2011 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  5. GI Joe

    When we have someone that doesn't even recognize the WORD compromise, it's bad. Our current weeper of the house is so danged weak that my timid hampster could do a better job. VOTE HIM OUT OHIO. WE DON'T WANT HIM.

    March 15, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |