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Bowles, Simpson to 'tell it like it is'

Fresh from their appearance before the super committee, former UNC President Erksine Bowles and former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson will speak at an invitation-only event next week in Charlotte.

The two co-chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform will be at UNC Charlotte on Wednesday. The event is billed as “Telling it Like it is: an Evening with Sen. Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles.”

The gathering celebrates UNC Charlotte's new Center City building, an 11-story, $50 million building in downtown, er, Uptown Charlotte.


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"...caught in an upside mortgage...."

Exactly how did these folk get "caught" in an upside mortgage?  I would say most went into these mortgages with eyes wide open and filled out the mortgage papers willingly.   

they have no moral authority to speak income inequality

Multimillionaires, one of whom at least only got there through inheritance and marriage, are going to "tell it like it is," as if they know anything about what life is like for struggling poor and middle class families.

Spare me the neoliberal condescension. If that Commission cared about representing America, they'd have a few people on there who were laid off, caught in an upside mortgage, lost their life savings through banksters' gambling their pensions away, or went bankrupt through catastrophic medical illness, some of whom are highly educated and would no doubt work harder and be better qualified for that committee than these two tough "tell it like it is" guys. 

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