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DLC | Press Release | November 10, 2010
DLC Chair Harold Ford, Jr. Statement on Bipartisan Fiscal Commission



Ed Gresser

WASHINGTON -- In response to reports that President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is on the verge of releasing a plan to reduce the federal deficit, DLC chair Harold Ford, Jr. released the following statement:

"American disgust with politics is driven by the fact that, unlike families who have to make tough choices about their own budgets, Washington seems unable to live within its means. The Fiscal Commission has forced Democrats and Republicans to sit down across a table and hash out their differences. In the near term, we need to embrace tax cuts that spur business investment, stimulate job creation, and lift wages for the middle class. But the Commission's recommendations -- cutting spending and reforming the tax code -- get to the meat of our long-term challenge: lowering our national debt. This is the dose of fiscal sanity we need."

For more information, or to speak with former Congressman Harold Ford, Jr., please contact Ed Gresser at egresser@dlc.org.

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