Federal Deficit http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Senator Simpson Speaks Out On Deficit http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senator-simpson-speaks-out-deficit <p>Former U-S Senator Alan Simpson is in Washington D-C speaking to members of Congress about his concerns surrounding the deficit.&nbsp;</p><p>He told Congressional leaders that America cannot go off the fiscal cliff.</p><p>“Well it will be a disaster because the markets will then respond and those are the people that loaned us the money and they will say we can see you are dysfunctional you’ve proven that you couldn’t do a lick to sustain the solvency of the Social Security System.”</p> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 18:02:14 +0000 David Koch 33423 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senator Simpson Speaks Out On Deficit Citizens Compromise to Cut Trillions from Federal Deficit http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/citizens-compromise-cut-trillions-federal-deficit <p><strong><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wpr/openspaces.mediaplayer?STATION_NAME=wpr&amp;MEDIA_ID=1004244&amp;MEDIA_EXTENSION=mp3&amp;MODULE=openspaces ">Listen to the Story</a></strong></p><p>INTRO: Can citizens do what Congress cannot? That was the challenge put to Teton County residents by the Concord Coalition, a non-partisan group that aims to raise public awareness about the federal deficit. The coalition invited citizens to play Congress for a day to cut the federal deficit and move the nation closer to a balanced budget. Rebecca Huntington has more.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 23:51:23 +0000 Rebecca Huntington 19766 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org