Topic: Alan Simpson
Many new Republicans were elected on a platform of shrinking the federal government. The first big test of their sincerity it coming, with a vote on whether to let the US borrow more money to increase the national debt. Deficit commission co-chair Alan Simpson says he 'can't wait.'
11/19/2010 01:44 pm
Bowles and Simpson want to raise taxes across the board while lowering rates. How? Ending deductions and credits.
11/16/2010 05:07 pm
Should Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson have more directly tackled health care or the possibility that growth may address debt more effectively than frugality?
11/12/2010 12:05 pm
Retirement age would rise to 69 by 2075 as one of the reforms proposed in a draft plan from President Obama's deficit commission.
11/12/2010 08:10 am
The chairmen of Obama's debt commission have outlined a plan designed to show that progress is possible in reducing the national debt – if Americans agree to make tough compromises.
11/11/2010 03:28 pm
Democrat Erskine Bowles, chief of staff to President Clinton, and Republican Alan Simpson, former senator, have crafted a deficit reduction and tax code reform plan that spreads the spending cuts across the government with innovative ideas for increasing revenues.
11/11/2010 01:24 pm
Under the proposal, Medicare spending, Social Security, the Pentagon's budget, and earmarks would be curtailed in a plan that cuts $3 in spending for every $1 in tax increases.
11/11/2010 11:27 am
The secret to cutting rates and increasing revenues? President Reagan knew it, as do President Obama's fiscal commission co-chairs, Democrat Erskine Bowles and Republican Alan Simpson.
11/11/2010 11:05 am
Social Security is a touchy subject. Alan Simpson, co-chair of Obama's deficit commission, has a colorful mouth and lots of things to say about Social Security. Put the two together and 'poof!' another political brush fire for Obama.
08/25/2010 08:55 pm
Social Security turned 75 on Saturday. But with fiscal problems looming, are its future birthdays numbered?
08/14/2010 10:51 pm