August 2, 2011 2:06PM

On Debt Ceiling, Congress Kicks the Can

This week’s bipartisan deal to raise the debt limit will do little in the way of actual spending cuts, it defers all the tough decisions on spending and debt to a “SuperCongress” committee and the deal will do little to protect the United States credit rating. Cato’s Dan Mitchell, Jagadeesh Gokhale and Chris Edwards comment on the debt deal.