Erskine Bowles

John Nichols: 'Fix The Debt' Run By Billionaires Who Really Want Lower Taxes

From this Saturday's Up With Chris Hayes, panel member and Hayes' fellow contributor at The Nation brought up a topic at the end of the show that we unfortunately don't hear too often on MSNBC, which is the fact that the "Fix the Debt" campaign is not really interested in "fixing" anything. They're funded by a bunch of billionaires that are pushing for austerity measures and who are really just interested in lowering their taxes.

Simpson-Bowles 2.0 And The New 'Center'

The new Simpson-Bowles plan looks a lot like the old Simpson-Bowles plan, but more heavily tilted towards cuts and as Greg Sargent pointed out, represents a major shift to the right.

Trudy Lieberman: Is Obama Going To Cut Medicare? Probably

Imagine! When children have higher co-pays, they tend to not get adequate treatment for their asthma. Trudy Lieberman of the Columbia Journalism Review has been doing great work on untangling the intentions of the Very Serious People toward our

Ryan: Clinton Presidency Would Have 'Fixed Fiscal Mess By Now'

I assume Rep. Paul Ryan was talking about Bill Clinton during this interview on Meet the Press, and not endorsing Hillary for 2016, since Erskine Bowles was Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff, but this is pretty rich coming from someone who helped torpedo Simpson-Bowles.

John Boehner 'Sends In The Bowles' On Fiscal Stalemate

Erkine Bowles' name has entered the fiscal cliff-slope-curb debate again. Now his aura is being pushed as a GOP counter-plan to Obama's. When in doubt, send in the Bowles. Negotiations on a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff got a jump-start on