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17 Mar 2010 21:51


Politics: Alan Simpson’s leading Obama on a trail to deficit-cutting

  • “Here guys, a balanced budget is this way.” They don’t make Republicans like Alan Simpson anymore. The former Senator isn’t anti-tax if it means cutting the deficit down. (Sample quote: “Go ahead, keep babbling into the vapors. I’m not out to raise taxes but, for God’s sake, if these dizzy guys can’t figure out that this country…”) And right now, he’s got a job as co-chairman of President Obama’s bipartisan federal debt commission. The guy behind him is Erskine B. Bowles. The guy behind Erskine is Obama. And behind him is Joe Biden. They’re about to do a cakewalk. It should be fun. source