Simpson-Bowles

Harold Ford: Grand Bargain 'Best Thing That Could Happen' Now
Paul Ryan and Patty Murray may have reached a compromise on a short term budget deal, but don't think for one minute that it's going to keep our media Villagers from continuing to push for a "grand bargain." Read more...
Who would have thought a study that wasn't peer reviewed could have caused so much misery for so many? Stephen Colbert did a great job of taking down the deficit hawks who relied on the flawed Reinhart-Rogoff study, as only he can on his show this Tuesday evening. Read more...
I guess PBS decided that "Fix the Debt" campaign's Steve Rattner wasn't getting quite enough air time with his near daily appearances on MSNBC's Morning Joe. Read more...
The new Simpson-Bowles plan looks a lot like the old Simpson-Bowles plan, but more heavily tilted towards cuts and as Greg Sargent pointed out, represents a major shift to the right. Read more...
I assume Rep. Paul Ryan was talking about Bill Clinton during this interview on Meet the Press, and not endorsing Hillary for 2016, since Erskine Bowles was Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff, but this is pretty rich coming from someone who helped torpedo Simpson-Bowles. Read more...

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Surprise, surprise. It's all sour grapes over at Fox now that it seems Republicans are finally going to allow a clean vote on this so-called “fiscal cliff” bill that passed in the Senate. Leave it to their resident curmudgeon Charles Krauthammer Read more...
For anyone that missed it, former Sen. Alan Simpson, one of the co-chairs of the President's now defunct deficit commission, appeared on The Daily Show earlier this month and as Sam Seder rightfully pointed out in the clip above, the interview Read more...
In what might well become a model for popular resistance to the 1%'s "Fiscal Cliff" austerity negotiations happening now in Washington D.C., activists in Chicago are planning a shantytown encampment of Federal Plaza -- a tangible portent of Read more...
It seems this ongoing feud between former Sen. Alan Simpson and anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist isn't going to end any time soon. Simpson went after Norquist again on Hardball this Tuesday while doing his usual fearmongering over the "fiscal Read more...
(Chuck Todd: Republicans will give Democrats all the revenue they want, if they just agree to raise the retirement age. Trust them.) I don't know about anyone else, but as someone who has actually worked at one of those jobs where you take a Read more...