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Didn't see a diary up on this. The dynamic duo Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles are back with a new and improved plan to make most of the country more miserable than they are now. They're making the rounds of the NBC cable stations MSNBC and CNBC.  

http://www.cnbc.com/...

Simpson, Bowles Propose $2.4 Trillion Deficit Cut Plan

Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson proposed a new tax plan in hopes of finding a middle ground between Democrats and Republicans on deficit reduction. If accepted, would implement deep spending cuts and reduce the federal budget by $2.4 trillion over a 10 year period.

Bowles and Simpson, co-chairs of the President's deficit reduction commission, spoke with CNBC's 'Squawk on the Street' on Tuesday. With automatic spending cuts of roughly $85 billion set to take effect on March 1 if no deal is made, but many believe that despite increasing pressure to make a compromise, lawmakers are less likely to do so as the deadline gets closer.

Contentious budget issues have paralyzed the Capitol, and raised the possibility that deep spending cuts and steep tax hikes may take effect within weeks.

As is their habit CNBC have their celebrity financial "legends" on as a guest host.  
Ken Langone co-founder of Home Depot singing the praises of Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson.

http://video.cnbc.com/...

Note please the well how should I put it uh LIE. The Comedy team of S&B are getting paid to sell their miracle cure through theFIX the Debt campaign

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

    by JML9999 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 07:46:05 AM PST

  •  Oh God, not again (2+ / 0-)
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    JML9999, maryabein

    Why can't they learn that nobody wants them, and they need to STFU?

  •  They're back! (2+ / 0-)
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    JML9999, maryabein

    Could be just a coincidence that I saw Poltergeist movie
    on one of the cable channels last night. Then again, these two certainly remind me of the undead.

    If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. - President John F. Kennedy

    by laurel g 15942 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 08:56:00 AM PST

  •  Are you kidding me? (3+ / 0-)
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    JML9999, maryabein, laurel g 15942

    These two opportunists just couldn't wait, could they?

    They need to STFU and go away. They already make a comfortable retirement.

    They should aspire to have THEIR retirement for all Americans, not keep trying to screw the rest of us out of our EARNED pittance.

    "The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." -- Mark Twain

    by Brooke In Seattle on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 09:01:31 AM PST

  •  They were such idiots on MSNBC this morning (2+ / 0-)
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    JML9999, laurel g 15942

    and Chuck Todd utterly failed (as expected) to correct them on their idiocies.  The hoary old 'people are living longer' was pulled out, without noting that the only people living longer are the rich, so the solution to that (and much more) is simply to remove the cap on SS contributions, and to consider all income for SS taxation, so as to capture money from all of the dodges the wealthy use to avoid paying regular taxes on what they get in compensation.

  •  Don't forget Ed Rendell (1+ / 0-)
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    JML9999

    who is a prominent talking head for the Fix the Debt people.

    And he used to be a Democratic governor.  That is, he used to be a governor, and he used to be a Democrat.  Don't know what we should call his kind now.

    And he still shows up on MSNBC occasionally, where he encounters polite questioning that allows him to push his talking points.

    And no one seems to make the connection to his Fix the Debt agenda.  

    Oh, so glad Kossacks know better!

    Catfood, here we come!

    (-7.62,-7.33) Carbon footprint 12.6 metric tons. l'Enfer, c'est les autres.

    by argomd on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 11:12:24 AM PST

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