Budget Hawks Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles
When it comes to taking stands that are bound to anger people, former senatorAlan Simpson has little competition. He coined the phrase “greedy geezers” when he was urging Social Security reform in Congress, and now that he’s out of office and crusading for deficit reduction, he’s doubling down on the need to cut entitlements. He’s angering seniors and their Democratic patrons, but he’s also ticking off his own Republican colleagues by insisting that more tax revenue be part of any budget deal.
May 15 – Appearance on the Diane Rehm show, which runs on NPR stations across the country – I will be talking about my new book, “Selecting a President,” co-authored with Matthew Spieler, and I will be on with Sam Popkin, author of “The Candidate: What it takes to Win – and Hold – the White House”
May 19 – I will receive an honorary degree from Westfield University in Pittsfield, Mass
May 30 – Keynote Speaker at the Silent Sentinel event for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial
June 5 – Health Policy Roundtable – Detroit Public Television
June 11 – League of Women Voters -- political panel, Washington DC
June 13 – Medical Musical Group evening concert, Baltimore, Md