Simpson, Bowles: We've Got a Shot at 14 Votes
The co-chairmen of President Obama's fiscal commission got mostly the cold shoulder when they revealed their plans for reducing the deficit, but they say they've got a shot at near-unanimity among the commission in favor of the yet-to-be-officially-released proposal.
If co-chairmen Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles can secure 14 votes from 18 commission members, they'll be able to force a vote in Congress on their proposal.
Asked whether they could get 14 on "Morning Joe" today, Bowles said: "We feel like we've got a shot at it." Simpson agreed.
Watch the exchange below:
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