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Alan Simpson of Wyoming has always been one of my favorite politicians.  While he is a conservative, I have found him one of the few politicians willing to speak the truth.  He is the Vice-Chairman of the President’s Commission on Debt Reduction.  He is also and Army Veteran and a card carrying Senior Citizen (he is 79).  In his capacity as Vice Chairman he has managed to upset both the AARP and VFW over his claims that both Seniors and Veterans benefits are going to have to be part of the solution for the deficit.  Dana Milbank in today’s Washington Post has a fascinating and complementary look at Alan Simpson.

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