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  •  Simpson-Bowles (CFC) exemplifies your thesis (2+ / 0-)
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    Both of the last 2 Dem presidents specifically cited the CFC in their DNC speeches.  The president specifically cited the CFC in his Des Moines Register interview:

    So when you combine the Bush tax cuts expiring, the sequester in place, the commitment of both myself and my opponent -- at least Governor Romney claims that he wants to reduce the deficit -- but we’re going to be in a position where I believe in the first six months we are going to solve that big piece of business.

    It will probably be messy. It won’t be pleasant. But I am absolutely confident that we can get what is the equivalent of the grand bargain that essentially I’ve been offering to the Republicans for a very long time, which is $2.50 worth of cuts for every dollar in spending, and work to reduce the costs of our health care programs.

    And we can easily meet -- “easily” is the wrong word -- we can credibly meet the target that the Bowles-Simpson Commission established of $4 trillion in deficit reduction, and even more in the out-years, and we can stabilize our deficit-to-GDP ratio in a way that is really going to be a good foundation for long-term growth. Now, once we get that done, that takes a huge piece of business off the table.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 07:53:21 AM PST

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    •  Agreed S/B is a republican answer to the problem (1+ / 0-)
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      But many democrats are now using it as their starting point in the negotiations while the GOP has moved their position farther to the right. To me that clearly shows how the democratic party has accepted Reaganomics as their governing philosophy.

      America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

      by cacamp on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 09:10:26 AM PST

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