Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson released a statement on the President's FY2014 budget
“No plan is perfect, including ours, but it can serve as the starting point for the discussion necessary to produce an agreement that is equally bold and comprehensive and that can get the broad bipartisan support needed to ensure enactment.”
We've done all the easy stuff. All of the hard decisions lay ahead of us.
There's no sense betting the country when we can reach a reasonable compromise
This younger generation has to be engaged and be part of the solution.
Erskine Bowles offers a response to Speaker Boehner's letter to the President and renews his call for a plan that finds middle ground.
Indeed, there is a growing bipartisan consensus for an approach that broadens the base, lowers rates and raises revenue as part of a comprehensive fiscal plan.
"These deficits are like a cancer. Over time, they will destroy the country from within"
“The budget resolution put forward by Chairman Conrad is based on several key principles that must be part of any responsible fiscal plan... We hope that Chairman Conrad’s colleagues in the Senate follow his leadership in pushing for a bold plan to bring our debt under control and put our fiscal house in order.”