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Bowles and Simpson Weigh In – Leaders Need “Courage”

Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson weigh in on the deal with their just released statement.  The upshot? Leaders need to show more courage to tackle tax reform and entitlements. For Immediate Release Date: January 1,2013 Contact: Jon Romano (romano@fixthedebt.org), 617-435-6613 … Continue reading

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Cliff Diving – Day 4

Stocks continued their slow sell-off today.  The S&P500 did, however,  hold the key level of 1346.1,  the .618 Fibbonaci retracement level of the June 4 to Sept 14 rally.  The index closed 5 points off the 1348.05 low at 1353.33.   … Continue reading

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Congrats, Mr. President. Let’s Get to Work!

Congratulations to the President on his reelection.  Time to move on and get to work. First up is a short-term strategy to avoid the fiscal cliff. Next is appointing a new Secretary of Treasury to replace Tim Geithner.   Short list … Continue reading

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Charlie Rose: Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson

Excellent discussion on the U.S. fiscal crisis with Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson.  They were co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, commissioned by President Obama in 2010 to identify “…policies to improve the fiscal situation in the … Continue reading

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