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Jeffrey Simpson: In Washington, reasonable people are in short supply Add to ...

"Almost every sensible economist ... recommends a blend of spending cuts and tax increases," columnist Jeffrey Simpson writes in Wednesday's column about the U.S. deficit and debt challenges. "This is precisely how the two bipartisan commissions achieved a final compromise. Unfortunately, their advice has been discarded."

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Join Mr. Simpson at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday as he takes reader questions about the debt ceiling and the political standoff over the U.S. budget.

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