Let's turn away from the cliff
"Simply unacceptable" said current House Speaker Pelosi to the plan presented by President Obama's Deficit Reduction Commission. The plan, presented by commission co-chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, calls for tough choices like major cuts in government spending, gas tax increases, and other politically unpopular measures. Republicans offered to consider the proposals, but overall there was little Congressional enthusiasm for the severe action needed to deal with our huge deficits.
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