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      Pelosi flips, backs Bowles-Simpson plan she had called ‘simply unacceptable’

      House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday threw her support behind the sweeping budget proposal crafted by President Obama's fiscal commission, a plan she once deemed "simply unacceptable." . . .

      Pressed if she would have supported Simpson-Bowles in its initial iteration, Pelosi said, "Yes, yes."

      Pelosi, however, hasn't always been enthusiastic about the fiscal commission's plan.

      When Bowles and Simpson unveiled a preliminary version of their proposal in November 2010, the California liberal panned the plan as benefiting the wealthy at the expense of seniors and the middle class.

      "This proposal is simply unacceptable," Pelosi said in a statement at the time.
      "Any final proposal from the commission should do what is right for our children and grandchildren’s economic security as well as for our nation’s fiscal security, and it must do what is right for our seniors, who are counting on the bedrock promises of Social Security and Medicare.”

      She suggested the commission's plan would undermine a middle class already "under siege for the last decade and unable to withstand further encroachment on their economic security.”


      "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


      by musiccitymollie on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 04:30:27 PM PDT

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