Smooth Talker GOP Sen. Alan Simpson Says Republican Refusal To Raise Revenue through Taxes ‘Absolute Bullshit’
― by David Weigel on slate.com; ∙ Which takes us back to Simpson. The Aspen consensus is that bipartisan fiscal reform needs to happen—it must be willed into existence, and a critical mass of smart people could help. After Isaacson departs, Simpson is buttonholed by someone else, someone who wants to bring him and Erskine Bowles together to speak at the Council of Foreign Relations. Sooner or later, the Washington consensus will be replaced by the Aspen consensus. If Washington is going to [...].