In recent news, a bipartisan group of US Senators, often referred to as the “Gang of Six” is now ready to unveil their proposal to reduce America’s debt problem. No one is holding his breath, as this will be the fourth major deficit reduction plan that has been proposed by senior government officials in the last six months alone.
The Gang of Six
The Gang of Six, which includes Senator Tom Coburn and Senator Kent Conrad, is hoping to attract 60 votes in the Senate. This would make its chance of passing in the House much higher and would help to pressure Obama to sign it.
Senator Coburn is hoping for support, and explained his position Sunday on the NBC News program, “Meet the Press.” He said:”Which pledge is most important… the pledge to uphold your oath to the Constitution of the United States or a pledge from a special interest group who claims to speak for all American conservatives when, in fact, they really don’t? The fact is we have enormous urgent problems in front of us that have to be addressed and have to be addressed in a way that will get 60 votes in the Senate… and something that the president will sign.””Where’s the compromise that will save our country? This isn’t about politics that is normal.”Time will tell whether this newest proposal will pass or whether it will end up on the cutting room floor as the others have as of late.