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A Call to Action

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On Sunday, May 13, Fiscal Commission co-chair and former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles delivered a speech at American University's School of Public Affairs Commencement. In it, he called on the graduating class of 2012 to let their elected leaders know that the fiscal future of the United States needs to be addressed now. The message hit home for Ben Ritz, Chair of Fiscal Policy and Policy Caucus Director of AU's College Democrats. Ritz wrote a blog post called "Answering Erskine Bowles' Call to Action."

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget also put out a blog post on the commencement address, including a brief discussion of Ritz's follow-up blog post and additional links where concerned citizen's can get involved.



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"...force these politicians in both parties to deal with these problems and deal with them now"