Reuters: "Washington becomes the biggest risk to the U.S. economy"

A Reuters article asserts that economists and business executives now view the US government as the biggest risk to the US economy. I'd say this understanding is about a hundred years too late, considering what the year 1913 brought us, but better late than never.


Emmett Harris's picture

While it's good to hear they recognize the US government creates uncertainty that harms the economy, the news isn't all positive.   One economist seems to lament that construction firms have "seen federal work plummet over the last several years" and the tone of the article implies that many economists and business leaders would like to see the government running smoothly ... a scary thought.