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Simpson-bowles

Dems, GOP should split the difference on tax reform

The proposition that entitlement curbs are the key to maintaining national solvency is widely accepted, though not by many congressional Democrats. President Obama, however, has endorsed it on various occasions. And he could make it happen.

March 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Pundits who say debt's no problem have it all wrong

The following editorial appeared Sunday in The Washington Post:

January 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Dana Milbank: The bare truth about the 'fiscal cliff'

Dana Milbank: The bare truth about the 'fiscal cliff'

Debt fighters Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, dining with reporters Wednesday morning, discussed a White House official’s admission that the nation’s fiscal problems won’t be solved by a “naked” tax increase alone, without spending cuts.

November 29, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…

Editorial: Skip the cliffhanger, go straight to Simpson-Bowles

Would it really be so much to ask that President Barack Obama and congressional leaders drop the “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” act? Couldn’t they just forget the posturing and get to work on a deficit reduction package that includes fixes to everything else looming at the edge of the “fiscal cliff”?

November 17, 2012 5:00 amLoading…

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