Pressure builds for debt reduction
February 1st, 2011
06:44 PM ET
12 years ago

Pressure builds for debt reduction

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The push to come up with a plan to reduce national debt got a bipartisan bear hug in the Senate on Tuesday.

Three lawmakers who sat on President Obama's bipartisan debt commission - Sens. Kent Conrad, Tom Coburn and Mike Crapo - convened a meeting of more than 30 senators from both parties "to make sure everyone comes to consensus on how big the problem is and how real it is," Coburn told CNN.


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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    So far, the GOPblers have only added to the national debt with the Bush unfunded tax cuts for the wealthy and the repeal of health reform. It will be interesting to see if they come up with a proposal that will save more than $50 or a 100 bucks, without stealing the $2.3 trillion surplus in social security.

    February 1, 2011 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |