Commentary: Pandemic relief will drive up the deficit. That’s a good thing

Portland Press Herald

Federal officials must do everything in their power to meet this historic moment. While some may bristle at the thought of doing or spending too much, the greater risk is in doing too little. Deficit spending is one of the most powerful tools at their disposal to protect Americans and hasten the economic recovery. Congress can and should provide states, communities and families with the resources they need to weather the public health crisis and rebuild our economy.

Click here to read the full op-ed by MECEP board members Barbara Burt and Marcus Hutchins, published May 16, 2020, in the Portland Press Herald.