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Erskine Bowles

Erskine Boyce Bowles (/ˈɜrskən ˈboʊlz/; born August 8, 1945) is an American businessman and political figure from North Carolina. He served from 2005 ... More »Erskine Boyce Bowles (/ˈɜrskən ˈboʊlz/; born August 8, 1945) is an American businessman and political figure from North Carolina. He served from 2005 to 2010 as the President of the University of North Carolina system. In 1997–98 he served as White House Chief of Staff and he also ran unsuccessfully for a North Carolina United States Senate seat in 2002 and 2004. Bowles is best known for his appointment in 2010 as the Democratic co-chair of President Barack Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform with Alan K. Simpson. Bowles was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina and is the son of Jessamine Woodward Boyce Bowles and the late Hargrove "Skipper" Bowles, Jr., a Democratic politician who once ran for Governor of North Carolina, in 1972, but lost. Siblings include Hargrove Bowles III, Mary Holland Bowles Blanton and the late Martha Thomas Bowles. Bowles graduated from Virginia Episcopal School before attending college. Bowles attended the University of... [ Wikipedia ]

New Bowles-Simpson deficit plan would cut $2.4 trillion

By Jeanne Sahadi @CNNMoney February 19, 2013: 7:19 AM ET Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson chaired President Obama's fiscal commission in 2010. Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson proposed a new framework Tuesday to cut the country's debt by $2.4 trillion over the next decade. ...

Wall Street's Elite, Including Ina Drew, Honors JPMorgan's Former Leader

“The reason I didn’t is because I had Erskine Bowles.” ...

The road to fiscal cliff paved with good intentions

That spring, former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming and Erskine Bowles, a former Democratic White House chief of staff, led a bipartisan cadre of congressional lawmakers and business leaders through months of marathon sessions. The members analyzed tax and entitlement ...

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Why Won't Americans Listen to Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles?

Why Won't Americans Listen to Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles? By Joshua Green on February 28, 2013 (enter up to 5 email addresses, separated by commas) One chilly afternoon last December, former Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson slipped out of a car and into the studio on New York’s West ...

Bowles sees "progress" on "fiscal cliff"

" Despite the logjam and lack of progress between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner about how to avert end of the year spending cuts and tax hikes that could throw the economy back into recession, former President Clinton chief of staff Erskine Bowles said he is "more ...

Obama Seeks Sequester Scare

Bipartisan budget mavens Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson have put on offer today an updated version of their debt reduction plan. It’s a broad-spectrum fiscal reform that includes cuts, taxes and changes to entitlement programs. This is the kind of plan that moderates have been begging ...

Budget watchdogs extend campaign, say recent fiscal deal doesn't cut it

FILE: April 14, 2011: Fiscal commission co-chairs Alan Simpson, left, and Erskine Bowles speak to reporters in Washington.Reuters Budget watchdogs are warning that the hard-fought, highly touted fiscal deal doesn’t cut it – literally. Sure, President Obama signed a last-minute deal ...

Bowles to Congress: Act like 'grown ups'

Erskine Bowles says averting the fiscal cliff was a step in the right direction but a missed opportunity for more substantial change. Wells Fargo Chief Economist John Silvia expects U.S. growth to slow in 2013, as increased payroll taxes cut into consumer spending. Five market heavy ...

Alan Simpson paints dire market outlook The Term Sheet: Fortune's deals blog Term Sheet

" Both Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the Democrat from the Clinton administration who co-chaired the commission that put out a 64-page plan for reform entitled "The Moment of Truth," have been under non-stop attack since their report was released two years ago. Simpson says Bowles ...

Dean Baker: Deficits are Bad and the Sun Goes Around the Earth

If any prominent economists reversed their support for austerity, they did so quietly, but the best comment came from Erskine Bowles, the co-chair of President Obama's deficit commission: In other words, Bowles told the public to ignore the state of economic research; we can all ...

Days Before Sequester, Bowles and Simpson Offer A Second Plan For Fiscal Sustainability

Back in 2010, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson co-chaired the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, which was formed by President Obama in the hopes of achieving long-term fiscal sustainability. In December of that year, the Commission – informally referred to as ...

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Simpson, Bowles propose $2.4 trillion U.S. deficit reduction

The proposal came from Erskine Bowles, a Democrat who served as President Bill Clinton's chief of staff, and former Republican senator Alan Simpson, the co-chairmen of a former fiscal commission that President Barack Obama launched during his first term. It adds to the Washington debate ...

Erskine Bowles: U. S. Debt Threatens Education and Innovation Leadership

Erskine Bowles is known as a business and public policy leader. He is perhaps best known currently for his leading role as an advocate – along with partner Alan Simpson – for responsible debt and deficit reduction. Bowles also served five years as President of the University of ...

Bipartisan commission proposes $2.4 trillion deficit reduction

Erskine Bowles (L) and Alan Simpson (R), co-chairmen of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, take their seats to testify before the U.S. Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 1, 2011. WASHINGTON | Tue ...

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Obama heads to Michigan auto plant pressing case on fiscal cliff

"I'm a little more encouraged than I would have been if you had asked me about it a week ago," Erskine Bowles, co-chairman of the so-called Bowles-Simpson deficit reduction commission, said on CBS' Face the Nation Sunday. "You know, we were going through the Kabuki theater, you know, one ...

Officials Foresee Progress on Fiscal Talks

“I’m an optimist,” he said on the CBS program “Face the Nation.” “I think they’ll do something, but if they do small ball, that won’t work: The markets aren’t going to listen to that.” His partner in the plan, Erskine Bowles, who was White House chief of staff under President Bill ...

State governors to meet with Obama, Boehner on fiscal cliff

It's "just a Kabuki theater you go through" so far, Erskine Bowles said in an interview Monday evening on PBS' "Newshour. " Bowles was co-chair with former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson of a deficit reduction commission widely praised for its recommendations two years ago but never ...

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Republicans make budget counter-offer

The Republican plan is modelled around a proposal made by Erskine Bowles, a former White House chief of staff under Bill Clinton, who attempted in vain to spur a special committee of lawmakers into a fiscal compromise in November 2011. But Mr Bowles disavowed it on Monday ...

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White House spurns Republican offer on 'fiscal cliff' negotiations

They said the proposal was modeled after suggestions that Erskine Bowles, former White House chief of staff in the Clinton administration and co-chairman of President Obama ’s debt commission, made to a congressional committee a year earlier. But Bowles released his own statement ...

Bowles Sees 'Seeds Of Hope' In Obama Budget : NPR

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Deficit hawk Erskine Bowles, who chaired President Barack Obama's deficit commission three years ago, said Monday that Obama's recent budget plan offers the "seeds of hope" for a Washington budget deal. Bowles said Obama's budget is a "substantial step ...

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