As a former GOP Senator, you've seen your share of debt-ceiling votes and deficit talks. Is this round any different?
This is different because of what's happening in the real world. We were never globally connected like we are now. You can't play games.
How bad is it? Could the U.S. become the next Greece?
As my pal Erskine [Bowles, co-chairman of the deficit-reduction commission] says, "We're the healthiest horse in the glue factory."
What's the biggest obstacle to cutting the deficit?