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Feds who send arms against ranch families betray American values
Topic - Alice Rivlin
The co-chairmen of two past deficit reduction panels warned the congressional supercommittee on Tuesday that the nation could face economic turmoil unless it went "big" and more than tripled its minimum goal of finding $1.2 trillion in government savings.
A bipartisan task force on Wednesday called for Congress and President Obama to enact a Social Security payroll tax holiday and a "debt-reduction sales tax" as part of a sweeping plan aimed at getting the government's financial house in order.
Throughout the recession, one major city stood out as an oasis for jobs and growth: Washington, D.C.
She added, "The Carter analogy doesn't work.
"I don't buy the 'too much on the plate' argument," said Alice Rivlin who was Mr. Clinton's budget director. "I think the Obama team is right to move ahead on health care and the environmental issues, even as they work to get the economy back on track. I would like to see them tackle Social Security and tax reform, too."