Bowles, Simpson Warning: Deficit Committee Must Cut More Than $1.2 Trillion
The two co-chairmen of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform warned lawmakers on Tuesday that any deal to reduce the federal budget deficit by no more than $1.2 trillion would “merely delay” the nation’s fiscal problems.
Former Bush Economist Floats Retirement Reform Plan
An economist to former President George H.W. Bush unveiled a proposal to reform the retirement savings system by replacing the deduction for contributions to retirement savings accounts with a flat-rate refundable credit deposited directly into a saver’s account.