Pie charts offer potential path to fiscal compromise

12/7/2012 | Atlantic online, The

The Atlantic has broken down the Bowles-Simpson deficit plan, the White House proposals and the Republican counteroffer in the form of pie charts, making it easy to visualize the precise revenues and spending cuts each plan would require. Comparing the plans side by side makes it easy to sketch the outlines of a possible compromise, writes Matthew O'Brien. "A deal that raises $1.2 trillion in revenue ... could get the job done," he argues.

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