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Alan Simpson: If Anybody ‘Rich’ Doesn’t Think Their Taxes Will Go Up, ‘The Drinks Are On Me’

On Sunday’s Face The Nation, former Senator Alan Simpson told host Bob Schieffer that he’ll cover happy hour for wealthy Americans who don’t believe their taxes will increase:”If anybody out there who is quote ‘rich’ doesn’t think taxes’ll go up, the drinks are on me.”

Simpson criticized both parties for playing a political game with the fiscal negotiations, saying “there’s something terribly bizarre and juvenile” about allowing the nation to go over the cliff. Having responsible Democrats, responsible Republicans and even the presidential administration believe it would help each of their sides to go off the cliff, according to Simpson, is bad for the American people. He said he and Erskine Bowles agree “that’s like betting your country.”

Schieffer pressed him, asking if he thought Democrats would have to agree to some entitlement reforms, as well. Simpson answered affirmatively, calling entitlements “the engine on the train driving us to the cliff.”

Watch the full clip below, via CBS:



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