WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 12: Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) (L) and former White House Chief of Staff under the Clinton Administration Erskine Bowles (R), both co-chairs of the National Commission... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 12: Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) (L) and former White House Chief of Staff under the Clinton Administration Erskine Bowles (R), both co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, speak to the media during a news conference at the National Press Club September 12, 2011 in Washington, DC. Simpson and Bowles call on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the Super Committee, to"go big and develop a large-scale debt reduction package sufficient to stabilize the debt as a share of the economy" as the committee work to reach a deficit reduction agreement. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) less 
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