Simpson-Bowles is Whatever You Want it to Be
Posted at 12:45 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2012
Alex Pareene looks at the ways that lawmakers and pundits from all ends of the political spectrum have rallied around the Simpson-Bowles debt reduction plan.
“It will fix the deficit and grow the economy and it does it without raising taxes on anyone, unless you want to raise taxes on some people, and then it does that. It cuts all government spending but in a way that doesn’t hurt Medicare or The Troops.”
“No one actually knows or cares what’s in the actual Simpson-Bowles plan, but at this point it doesn’t actually matter… After two years of bizarrely timed deficit hysteria dominating cable news nearly every day, Americans as a whole are horribly ill-informed on all matters relating to the national debt and the competing proposals to lessen it.”