Former Sen. Alan Simpson: Republicans Have Let “Pettiness Overcome Patriotism”
Former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson says Americans “are disgusted at both parties.”
He also expressed misgivings about his perception that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., undermined Speaker John Boehner’s ability to compromise with Democrats, saying, “The stuff that’s going on in my party, where the -– pettiness overcomes the patriotism -– it’s just disgusting to me.”
…He reiterated what the Deficit Commission plan spelled out: that the only way to arrive at a serious attempt at deficit reform is with a combination of cuts to entitlement programs and new taxes.
“Reagan raised taxes,” Simpson said. “We’ve never had less revenue to run this country since the Korean war.”Click here for reuse options!
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