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January 26, 2013

America at a crossroads in 2013

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Let me be clear, Cooper-LaTourette is a compromise. Both political parties will have to accept less than their ideal if we want to get something meaningful done.

Now that the House has acted to prevent default, the President and the Senate must come to the table to enact a solution for the future. Passing a significant bipartisan agreement, a plan modeled after Simpson-Bowles, is the answer.

Getting that done in 2013 will ensure our best days are still in front of us.

Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, represents the 19th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. The district includes all or part of 11 counties, including all of Otsego, Delaware, Schoharie and part of Montgomery County.

 

 

 

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