Highlights from media appearances, interviews, and speeches from Erskine and Al.
We've done all the easy stuff. All of the hard decisions lay ahead of us.
Fixing our debt will require politically difficult choices, and it’s critical that all of us let our representatives know they will have our support if they put national interests ahead of special interests to reach an agreement.
“Addressing our fiscal challenges will require many tough choices and policy changes – but switching to the chained CPI represents neither.”
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.
In order to locate resources for needed investments in the context of deficit reduction, the federal government should create a bipartisan “Cut-to-Invest Commission” (CIC) to identify $200 billion over 10 years in budget savings.
Instead of using this moment as leverage to score political points, our elected leaders should seize the opportunity to finally address the long-term imbalance between government spending and revenue, and to prevent a future debt-induced economic crisis.
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.