Debt commission co-chairmen Erskine Bowles (left) and former Sen. Alan K. Simpson speak to the media after a meeting of the panel on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Debt commission co-chairmen Erskine Bowles (left) and former Sen. Alan K. Simpson speak to the media after a meeting of the panel on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)