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Topic - Thomas J. Donahue
America's suddenly booming domestic energy scene could provide critical aid in bailing out the nation's fiscal woes, the chief of the nation's top business lobby said Thursday
"I'm telling you that if budget negotiators have to rely on just two buckets — spending and taxes — to control the huge deficits we're facing, they can't get there," he said in a speech to board members. "We need that third bucket — and we've got it in energy."
He said that tapping into America's domestic energy opportunities could make negotiations easier because there would be more money to work with.