Fiscal Cliff, Simpson and Bowles

Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erksine Bowles talked about the “fiscal cliff,”… read more

Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erksine Bowles talked about the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. Mr. Simpson and Mr. Bowles were the co-chairs of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to advize on reducing the budget deficit and national debt. They were highly critical of Congress for not adopting their recommendations. 

The panel “Frameworks for Fiscal Sustainability: How to Build a Grand Bargain” was part of the Peterson Foundation forum titled “Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond,” held in the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum. close

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 16, 2012
Last Aired:
Nov 20, 2012

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