by ERIK WASSON, The Hill

The White House and House Republicans need to stop posturing and lock themselves behind closed doors to hammer out a fiscal deal now, two budget experts said Monday.

Former Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) and former Clinton budget director Alice Rivlin said that now is the time for leaders to embrace the type of bold plan the two budget gurus have offered up.

“They need to get off the Sunday shows,” Rivlin told reporters.

“They actually have to start negotiating … not have discussions on the tube,” said Domenici, a former Senate Budget chairman.

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