Simpson-Bowles http://www.kunc.org en Bowles, Simpson Release New Plan That Cuts Deficit By $2.4 Trillion http://www.kunc.org/post/bowles-simpson-release-new-plan-cuts-deficit-24-trillion Just as Congress faces <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/19/172393985/obama-pushes-congress-to-avoid-automatic-cuts-gop-says-its-not-the-problem">another self-imposed fiscal deadline</a>, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, the Democrat and Republican who were charged by the president in 2010 to present a fiscal reform plan, <a href="http://www.momentoftruthproject.org/publications/bipartisan-path-forward-securing-americas-future">presented a second solution today</a> that seeks to cut the deficit by $2.4 trillion in the next ten years.<p>The first Bowles-Simpson commission pla Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:02:00 +0000 40402 at http://www.kunc.org Bowles, Simpson Release New Plan That Cuts Deficit By $2.4 Trillion Alan Simpson Goes 'Gangnam Style' http://www.kunc.org/post/alan-simpson-goes-gangnam-style <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjLuj0EhsQg</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 13:25:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 37311 at http://www.kunc.org Alan Simpson Goes 'Gangnam Style' Obama And Lawmakers' Confidence About Avoiding Cliff Isn't Universal http://www.kunc.org/post/obama-and-lawmakers-confidence-about-avoiding-cliff-isnt-universal As President Obama and congressional leaders started negotiations Friday to find a way to avoid the nation's going over the fiscal cliff, it was fairly plain that even some of those who are wisest in the ways of Washington couldn't agree on whether policymakers would actually be able to prevent the federal government from becoming a cliff diver.<p>That confusion over what might happen come the end of the year was readily apparent during a lengthy series of panel discussions held at the Newseum in Washington and hosted by the <a href="http://www.pgpf.org/">Peter G. Sat, 17 Nov 2012 10:28:00 +0000 Frank James 36593 at http://www.kunc.org Obama And Lawmakers' Confidence About Avoiding Cliff Isn't Universal As Fiscal Cliff Nears, Simpson-Bowles Re-Emerges http://www.kunc.org/post/fiscal-cliff-nears-simpson-bowles-reemerges Transcript <p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. Simpson, Bowles - the names flew by eight times, without explanation, during Wednesday's presidential debate. Google reported that Simpson-Bowles was among the most searched-for terms online that night. The reference was to Republican elder statesman Alan Simpson and his Democratic counterpart, Erskine Bowles. The two headed a 2010 commission on the national debt.<p>The commission's proposals never went to Congress for a vote. Sun, 07 Oct 2012 11:55:00 +0000 34745 at http://www.kunc.org