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'Gang of Six' may solve U.S. debt mess

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posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 06:51 PM

The heroes of this story are the so-called Gang of Six. The group is led by Democrat Mark Warner and Republican Saxby Chambliss, who are joined in meetings by Senate veterans of the president's deficit reduction panel -- Republicans Tom Coburn and Mike Crapo and Democrats Kent Conrad and Dick Durbin. The group's off-site negotiations have attracted more than 30 of their Senate colleagues.

This was a very interesting and hopeful bit of news.

The Chambliss-Warner partnership follows in the model of Simpson-Bowles. We've even seen this kind of pragmatic but principled partnership achieve successful breakthroughs on social issues like same-sex marriage, where former Bush v. Gore opponents Ted Olson and David Boies worked together to overturn Proposition 8 in California. It all follows a consistent centrist formula -- define the common ground that exists on a given issue and then build on it. That's how we move our nation not left or right, but forward. But these efforts need your support. People who have the courage to reach across the political aisle spend much of their time taking buckshot from both sides. The activist base of their own party too often condemns any compromise while the establishment from the other party sees a once and future opponent and declines their support.

But if you're part of the 93% of Americans who say they want to see less partisan fighting in Washington, it's time to stand up and support efforts like the Gang of Six. Send the message that you want to see more senators have the courage to join in the cross-aisle talks.

I think it is important to support bi-partisan efforts and so share this story written by John Avlon of CNN

posted on Mar, 14 2011 @ 07:01 PM
reply to post by rusethorcain

I don't support bi-partisan anything when it comes to the U.S. debt. They are BOTH criminally responsible.

China isn't going to bail us out anymore, as they know that the debt they already own is never going to be collected. So who are we going to turn to then?

Greek/France style austerity measures are coming next, as well they should be.

It's unfortunate for those the cuts will affect, but I guess America should have been paying more attention to what their government was spending and less on #ucking Glee and American idol.

Sheep led to the slaughter...

posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 01:36 PM
Gang of Six, eh? Offsite negotiations, eh? Sounds like some really trustworthy people!
edit on 15-3-2011 by SmedleyBurlap because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 07:31 PM
reply to post by SmedleyBurlap

May I ask... would you ever trust anyone?

If not, would you rather nothing ever be done?

posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 07:39 PM
reply to post by rusethorcain


Why do you people keep falling for their games?

Don't you understand that the US is run by a bunch of psychopaths?

This isn't going to get better.

No one is going to fix this.

The Congress isn't magically going to cease spending and printing money.

It is GAME OVER for the Federal Reserve Note, and with it, our criminal federal government.

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