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Apr 13, 2011

"We are encouraged that the President has embraced a balanced, comprehensive approach to deficit reduction similar to that outlined in the Fiscal Commission report."

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Apr 5, 2011

"The budget released this morning by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is a serious, honest, straightforward approach to addressing our nation's enormous fiscal challenges."

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Mar 30, 2011

Moment of Truth co-chairs Erskine Bowles and Sen. Alan Simpson offer their support for the principles for deficit reduction released today by the Blue Dog Coalition.

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Mar 18, 2011

Moment of Truth co-chairs Erskine Bowles and Sen. Alan Simpson offer their reactions to the letter sent to President Obama today signed by 64 Senators and organized by Senators Bennet and Johanns.

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Mar 8, 2011

Fiscal Commission co-chairs Erskine Bowles and Sen. Alan Simpson kick off the Moment of Truth project - an effort to promote bipartisan action on the debt and deficits.

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Mar 8, 2011

As Co-Chairmen of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, we spent most of 2010 studying the cold, hard facts concerning our nation’s fiscal situation. Every member of our Commission came to the same unavoidable conclusions: The fiscal problems our nation faces are real. The solutions will be painful. There is no easy way out. Everything must be on the table. And Washington must lead.

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Feb 20, 2011

In the days since President Obama's budget was released, the general perception has been that the president rejected the recommendations of his fiscal commission, which we co-chaired, and that the opportunity for serious action on the deficit has been lost. To be sure, the president's budget doesn't go nearly far enough in addressing the nation's fiscal challenges. In fact, it goes nowhere close. But we see the cup as half-full - and think there is the real possibility that a bipartisan deficit reduction plan can make it to the president's desk by year's end.

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Feb 17, 2011

When the president appointed us to serve as co-chairmen of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, our goal was to put forward an honest plan that would start an adult conversation in Washington. We were encouraged that the president’s budget incorporated several of the specific proposals in our report and expressed the president’s interest in continuing the debate we began on tax reform and Social Security reform, while beginning a process that puts our nation back on sound financial footing. Now it is incumbent upon him and leaders in Congress to provide the leadership necessary to create an environment in which a serious discussion can occur.

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