U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Republican of Georgia, has joined U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, in an effort to find common ground on the federal budget and address the deficit issue. Yesterday, they took the message on the road to Warner’s home state.
“Everything is on the table,” Chambliss said. “For a Republican to put revenues on the table is significant. For a Democrat to put entitlements on the table is significant. But Mark and I believe and know in our hearts that the only way we’re going to solve this problem is to have a dialogue about these issues.”
Chambliss and Warner are leading the so-called “Gang of Six,” a bipartisan group of senators seeking to provide cover for each other in proposing a grand solution. They haven’t released many details of where they’re headed, but if there’s an answer to our fiscal predicament, this is how we find it and implement it.
Chambliss and Warner are scheduled to bring their road show to Atlanta on April 11.
– Jay Bookman