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Fiscal Commission co-chair Alan Simpson speaks to reporters after his meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington April 14, 2011.

“I always say to people, before you begin to drool at the mouth and go crazy and scratch our eyeballs out, read the damn report.”
— Former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) to his critics who ridiculed the 2010 deficit reduction plan he co-sponsored with Democrat Erskine Bowles, according to TPM. Bowles and Simpson unveiled a new plan today.
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