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Simpson, Bowles offer bare truth about the €fiscal cliff' - Gillette News Record: Opinion

Simpson, Bowles offer bare truth about the €fiscal cliff'

Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 2:20 pm, Tue Nov 5, 2013.

WASHINGTON - Debt fighters Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, dining with reporters Wednesday morning, discussed a White House official's admission that the nation's fiscal problems won't be solved by a "naked" tax increase alone, without spending cuts.

"I asked, 'Is that the same thing as nekkid?'" recounted Bowles, a North Carolinian who was Bill Clinton's chief of staff.

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