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Mar 28, 2012

"The Cooper-LaTourette amendment is based on several key principles that must be part of any responsible fiscal plan... Unlike the sequester and other changes set to occur at the end of the year, these reforms would be phased in gradually to avoid harming our fragile economic recovery."

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Mar 27, 2012

"We are very encouraged to see members of both parties actually working together to put forward a budget based on the recommendations of the Fiscal Commission bipartisan plan to put our nation on a solid path towards fiscal responsibility and reform. We are most certainly on an unsustainable path, and this bipartisan plan makes some sensible choices to achieve long-term fiscal stability."

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Feb 13, 2012

Our leaders in Washington must work together to reach a bipartisan agreement on our long-term budgets now, not after the election. We remain hopeful that this leadership could soon come from the growing number of members of Congress from both parties who are expressing support for a truly serious deficit reduction plan. Our nation's leaders desperately need to put politics aside, pull together, not pull apart, and make the difficult choices needed to bring these destructive deficits under control.

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Dec 1, 2011

A year ago today, the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Fiscal Commission) released The Moment of Truth report on how to address our debt crisis. In the report, we concluded that “The problem is real. The solution will be painful. There is no easy way out. Everything must be on the table. And Washington must lead.” We made it clear to leaders in Washington that we cannot afford to delay action on stabilizing the debt and reducing our annual deficits any longer.

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Nov 22, 2011

We are deeply disappointed that the Congressional Select Committee could not get a simple majority to vote for long term fiscal responsibility and reform that would put our Nation's fiscal house in order. Not to have a plan to solve our long term fiscal problem is wholly irresponsible.

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Nov 8, 2011

We applaud the Mayor's forward thinking remarks that ask everyone to look for budget cuts and revenues to bring about a bold plan that will get this country out of the recession and back on the path to prosperity. We hope that the Members of the Select Committee and leaders in Congress listen to his advice.

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Nov 2, 2011

In an era of high political tension, the letter made public by one hundred members of the House is a courageous display of bipartisanship that represents, we hope, a turning point in the debate over how best to deal with the nation's fiscal challenges. For too long, budget issues have divided the parties, not unified them. This letter shows there is a strong bipartisan core of rank-and-file members in the House ready to deal robustly with our budget problems, and deal with them now.

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Sep 12, 2011

Today, more than 60 business leaders, economists, and former government officials from across the political spectrum have joined with us in signing onto a letter urging the Select Committee to "Go Big" and exceed its mandate in order to truly address our nation's fiscal challenges.Big problems demand big solutions. And if ever there were a big problem it would be our pending fiscal crisis. The Select Committee is tasked with finding at least $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction - and the focus must be on "at least," given the deep hole we are currently in.

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Sep 9, 2011

As the Super-Committee begins its work, we wish to extend our sincere best wishes to the members. From our experience as co-chairmen of the Fiscal Commission, we indeed know the magnitude of the problem and the serious challenges the Super Committee will face in coming to a solution. However, we also know that a bipartisan agreement that truly and honestly tackles our debt problem is possible as long as all sides are willing to put all their sacred cows in the corral, check party politics at the door, think outside the box, and think more about America.

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Aug 1, 2011

Bowles and Simpson react to the deal Congressional leaders have struck to increase the debt limit and enact deficit reduction.