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  • Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles on Debt and Deficit Reduction
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    Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles on Debt and Deficit Reduction

    Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles talked about the “fiscal cliff” at the Christian Science Monitor breakfast for reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. They co-chaired the…

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  • Fiscal Cliff Simpson and Bowles
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    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,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget…

    240 views
  • US Debt and National Security Defense Department Perspective
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    U.S. Debt and National Security, Defense Department Perspective

    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen and other former national security officials talked about the impact of U.S. debt on national security. Among the topics they…

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  • Alan Simpson on US Fiscal Outlook
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    Alan Simpson on U.S. Fiscal Outlook

    Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY), who co-chaired President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, talked about the fiscal year 2013 budget proposal, and Congress…

    798 views
  • Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Hearing
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    Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Hearing

    Former officials tasked with finding a solution to the nation’s debt and deficit problems testified about their previous attempts to offer solutions and the work of the Joint Select Committee on…

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  • Budget Deficit
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    Budget Deficit

    Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles talked about the work on the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Both urged the committee to “go big and bold” in a recommended…

    895 views
  • US Economy and Federal Deficit
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    U.S. Economy and Federal Deficit

    Lawrence Summers and Robert Gibbs debated Karl Rove and Alan Simpson on ways to solve U.S. economic issues. The debate included opening remarks, roundtable discussion, and responses to questions submitted by members of the…

    759 views
  • US Economy and Federal Debt
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    U.S. Economy and Federal Debt

    Ben Bernanke made the keynote address at a conference on the U.S. economy and the federal debt ceiling. In his remarks he said that “failing to raise the debt ceiling in a timely way would be…

    829 views
  • LongTerm US Economic Outlook
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    Long-Term U.S. Economic Outlook

    Former National Debt Commission Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson talked about some of the commission’s recommendations to balance the federal budget and improve the long-term U.S.…

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  • Federal Spending and National Debt
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    Federal Spending and National Debt

    Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, former co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, spoke to reporters following a White House meeting about President Obama’s…

    156 views
  • National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility Report
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    National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility Report

    The co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, testified on the commission’s final report. The commission was a bipartisan…

    823 views
  • US Federal Debt
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    U.S. Federal Debt

    Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles spoke about the work of the president’s debt commission, its final recommendations, and congressional reaction to the report. They also talked about the affect of health…

    1,247 views
  • Federal Debt Commission Recommendations Vote
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    Federal Debt Commission Recommendations Vote

    The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform met for a vote on its commission report recommendations. In order for the commission to submit its report to Congress, 14 of the…

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  • Federal Budget Reform and National Debt
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    Federal Budget Reform and National Debt

    The co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform spoke to reporters and answered questions following the final meeting on the commission’s proposal.

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  • Federal Budget Reform and National Debt
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    Federal Budget Reform and National Debt

    The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform held a public meeting to discuss the final commission proposal. A vote on the proposal was scheduled for later in the week and…

    493 views
  • Federal Budget Reform Proposals
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    Federal Budget Reform Proposals

    Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, co-chairs of the national commission studying solutions for the national debt, held a news conference on the state of their negotiations surrounding their…

    198 views
  • Federal Budget Reform Proposals
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    Federal Budget Reform Proposals

    The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform held a meeting as part of its series of public meetings onpossible changes to the federal budget process. Witnesses included two…

    432 views
  • Fiscal Responsibility Commission Inaugural Meeting
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    Fiscal Responsibility Commission Inaugural Meeting

    The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform held its inaugural meeting in the White House Conference Center. The commissioners discussed the nation’s long-term fiscal…

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  • US and Global Economic Outlook
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    U.S. and Global Economic Outlook

    Maya MacGuineas and Barry Anderson testified about the economic outlook and fiscal policy in the U.S. and abroad. In their remarks they recommended that the government consider capping…

    307 views
  • Federal Deficit Reduction
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    Federal Deficit Reduction

    The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform held a meeting to discuss potential ways to reduce the federal deficit. The bi-partisan commission was charged with identifying…

    375 views
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