On Monday, December 3rd, 2012, former Republican Senator from Wyoming Alan Simpson, co-chairman of the Simpson-Bowles plan and a key figure in the budget reform debate, spoke to members of The Common Good.
The plain spoken former senator provided an intimate briefing on the impending “fiscal cliff” and prospects for a bipartisan solution to these problems.prospects for a bipartisan solution to these problems. With debate on the impending “fiscal cliff” dominating Washington and the national news-cycle, it was a great opportunity to hear the ultimate insider’s view on how or whether our political parties find common ground before the US goes over the “fiscal cliff” at the end of this year.
ALAN SIMPSON EVENT COMMENTS
Some of his most trenchant comments can be seen on our Twitter channel here: http://twitter.com/thecommongood
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ALAN SIMPSON EVENT PHOTOS
ALAN SIMPSON EVENT VIDEO
“Inside the Capitol, there’s an increasing recognition that any major deficit deal will at least need the imprimatur of Simpson and Bowles in order to win over votes from both sides of the aisle.”
ABOUT ALAN SIMPSON
Alan Kooi Simpson (born September 2, 1931) is an American politician who served from 1979 to 1997 as a United States Senator from Wyoming as a member of the Republican Party. His father, Milward L. Simpson, was also a member of the U.S. Senate from Wyoming (1962–1967) and a former Wyoming governor (1955–1959) as well. Simpson was appointed in 2010 to co-chair President Barack H. Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform with Democratic co-chair Erskine Bowles of North Carolina. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_K._Simpson http://www.fiscalcommission.gov/