by Max Brantley
Arkansans want us to work together to get things done and keep our economy growing. This budget agreement isn't perfect, but it's a positive step forward. It gives businesses the certainty they need to invest, expand, and create jobs while preventing the “my-way-or-the-highway” politics of an irresponsible few from shutting down our government and hurting our economy. This bipartisan, bicameral agreement also restores the resources we need to protect our national security interests without implementing tax hikes that would harm our economy. But even better, like Speaker Boehner says, it does all this while reducing our deficit.