Politico Playbook Breakfast with Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson

Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson talked about the national debt and… read more

Former National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson talked about the national debt and budget deficit reduction. The co-founders of Campaign to Fix the Debt discussed their budget proposals and called the upcoming sequestration “stupid” and criticized both sides for failing to reach an agreement. They were interviewed by Mike Allen at his Politico Playbook Breakfast, held at the Newseum. 

The beginning of the program was disrupted by protestors.

“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 19, 2013
Last Aired:
Feb 24, 2013

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