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Crapo, Supercommittee: Go Big

Go big. That's the message from a bipartisan group of 34 senators, including Idaho Republican Mike Crapo. The senators are urging a House-Senate "supercommittee" to go beyond its assignment to find $1.5 trillion in deficit reductions. Instead, say the senators, the supercommittee should seek a bipartisan agreement to cut at least $4 trillion over a decade. It's no surprise to see Crapo on the list (although his colleague, Idaho Republican Jim Risch was not a co-signer). Crapo was a member of President Barack Obama's deficit task force, which last year identified a $4 trillion plan. Crapo also was a member of the Gang of Six, a bipartisan group of senators that proposed $3.7 trillion to $4.7 trillion in cuts/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Do you agree with U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo that Congress needs to "go big" with deficit reduction of at least $4 trillion over the next decade?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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