Politics and the Economy

President Barack Obama's Debt Commission co-chairmen, Erskine Bowles right, and former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson, take part in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010.  - AP Photo/Alex Brandon

President Barack Obama's Debt Commission co-chairmen, Erskine Bowles right, and former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson, take part in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010.

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Politics and the Economy

Diane and her guests discuss what congressional votes on extending Bush tax cuts may signal about battles ahead over government spending, deficits and efforts to reduce the nation's unemployment rate. How politics is affecting the sluggish economy.

Diane and her guests discuss what congressional votes on extending Bush tax cuts may signal about battles ahead over government spending, deficits and efforts to reduce the nation's unemployment rate. How politics is affecting the sluggish economy.

Guests

Alice Rivlin

senior fellow, Brookings Institution,
vice chair, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System (1996-99);
director, White House Office of Management and Budget (1994-96); and founding director, Congressional Budget Office (1975-83).

David Walker

founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative and former U.S. Comptroller General

Major Garrett

congressional correspondent, National Journal

Dan Mitchell

senior fellow at the Cato Institute

Dan Mitchell

senior fellow at the Cato Institute

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