WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 13: Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf waits for the beginning of a hearing before the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee, also known as the ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 13: Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf waits for the beginning of a hearing before the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee, also known as the supercommittee, September 13, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee heard from Elmendorf on "The History and Drivers of Our Nation's Debt and Its Threats." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) less 
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Tue, Sep 13, 2011 11:01 AM EDT