Lawmakers need to stop seeking an easy way out of the transportation spending shortfall.
Ryan Alexander is president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan federal budget watchdog. www.taxpayer.net
Why do we have two military budgets?
Well, you get what you don't pay for.
The $1.1 trillion spending bill for the 2014 fiscal year moved through Congress in a flash.
Diffusing the threat of an immediate default and reopening the government gave Congress another chance to do not what's easy, but what's right.
We wouldn't be at this point if Congress had done its job over the last several months.