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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Michael D. Crapo
Two top Republicans on the president's high-profile deficit reduction commission said Thursday they will support the blueprint rolled out this week by the panel's co-chairmen — edging the plan closer to garnering the support it needs to be forwarded to Congress.
Six members of President Obama's deficit commission are expected to vote on Friday against its final report, meaning the panel will not be able to submit any recommendations to Congress for action.
Sen. Michael D. Crapo of Idaho might seem like an unlikely person to be pushing a bill to cut federal taxes on small beer breweries: As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he abstains from alcohol.
"The reforms presented in this package are some of the most dramatic and extensive reforms I have seen in my time," Mr. Crapo told reporters. "It will help us move to a more fair, less complex, less costly and more competitive tax code that will generate a stronger, more robust and dynamic economy."
Two top Republicans on the president's high-profile deficit reduction commission — Sens. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and Michael D. Crapo of Idaho — said Thursday they will support the blueprint rolled out this week by the panel's co-chairmen — edging the plan closer to garnering the support it needs to be forwarded to Congress.