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Crapo to back deficit reduction plan

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo and Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, released a joint statement today saying they'll support the recommendations of the President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, on which both serve, even while calling them "flawed and incomplete."  They said, "Everyone in America should be prepared to sacrifice, beginning with politicians in Washington. Everything has to be on the table."

The two said, "History has not been kind to great nations who borrowed and spent beyond their means. Doing nothing will, sooner rather than later, guarantee that this nation becomes a second-rate power with less opportunity and less freedom. ... The time for action is now. We can’t afford to wait until the next election to begin this process." You can read their full statement here.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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