John P. Avlon
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America is facing trillion dollar deficits and unprecedented national debt. The Tea Party movement has channeled populist anger at out-of-control Washington spending and generational theft.
Now a bipartisan deficit reduction panel has begun to propose solutions to these urgent problems - but official Washington's response seems to be a collective roll of the eyes. Talk about a profile in cynicism.
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