WASHINGTON (AP) — The co-chairman of President Obama’s deficit commission is assailing the politics of political brinksmanship surrounding the “fiscal cliff,” saying Congress “put the chain on their own ankle.”
Former Sen. Alan K. Simpson, Wyoming Republican, says that “you have to have a blend” of revenue increases and spending cuts to achieve a deal to avoid the cliff.
“That’s like betting your country. There’s stupidity in that. This is big-time stuff,” he said.
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