Topic: Alan Simpson
The chairmen of Obama's debt commission had a receptive audience in the Senate Budget Committee, as fears of a US debt crisis have brought a new tone of urgency to Washington.
03/08/2011 08:01 pm
With the national debt at 90% of gross domestic product, the US could face a crisis if creditors raise interest rates, experts say.
03/08/2011 05:30 pm
A few Republicans and Democrats are turning away from their party's ideology. Can this lead to a bipartisan budget deal?
02/25/2011 11:05 am
Jacob Lew, director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), says Social Security 'is essentially a parallel issue.' But this doesn't mean policymakers shouldn't address its challenges.
02/17/2011 04:52 pm
Jacob Lew responded Thursday to a report that some senators are working on legislation that would trigger tax hikes and spending cuts if Congress fails to live within spending targets.
02/17/2011 03:41 pm
The coming debate over spending cuts has nothing to do with reviving the economy.
02/14/2011 03:09 pm
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the Concord Coalition's Bob Bixby comment on the impact of the Bowles-Simpson deficit reduction proposal.
12/06/2010 01:21 pm
Americans appear to back the intent of the bipartisan commission report – cutting the deficit – but it is less clear whether they approve of the panel's dramatic solutions.
12/04/2010 05:47 pm
A 60 percent majority on Obama's bipartisan deficit commission say they approved the co-chairs' recommendations, not enough to force a vote in Congress. Will their work have an impact?
12/03/2010 02:40 pm
Erskine Bowles is co-chairman of the presidential deficit commission, which votes Friday on US fiscal plan. As president of the University of North Carolina system, he's no stranger to budget-cutting. He's had to trim more than $550 million and 1,000 jobs.
12/03/2010 08:54 am