Go to the story online and weigh in on the proposals by Erskine Bowles, president of the UNC system, and former Sen. Alan Simpson to reduce the deficit. They want to jack up the Social Security retirement age to 69 (but not until 2075, so we're ok. Tough luck, 1-year-olds). They also want to do away with the mortgage interest deduction but cut the top income tax rate. I know I don't come out ahead there. They also want to bump up the gas tax 15 cents to pay for road projects. A three-year freeze on federal pay and a 10 percent cut in the federal workforce.
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