Reducing the Deficit

AGENDA: Deficit Commission

America now owes over $14 trillion to our creditors. This is simply unsustainable.


Last year I served on President Obama’s Fiscal Commission, which was charged with creating a long term plan to reduce our debt. When the final recommendations were put to a vote, I voted Yes.


It was not an easy decision, and I knew then that my vote will be widely criticized by some, but I believed then that it was the right thing to do. I still do.

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