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A time to govern
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WASHINGTON -- New Hampshire Republican Judd Gregg could reel off a list of problems with the debt-reduction blueprint produced by the president's fiscal responsibility commission -- beginning with the fact that, as Gregg sees it, the plan doesn't do nearly enough to reduce the debt: By 2020, in the unlikely event that all the recommendations are enacted, the debt would still stand at an unhealthy share of gross domestic product, between 60 percent and 70 percent. But Gregg, the ranking -- and, in a few weeks, departing -- member of the Senate Budget Committee, announced that he will vote in favor of the plan for a simple, and patriotic, reason. "In the end, today, we've reached a point where it's time to govern," he told his fellow commission members Wednesday.