This article is about the Obama administration creating a commission to recommend solutions to the deficit. What a complete and total CROCK!!
Barack Obama and the Congress have NO intent to cut anything except the budgets of taxpaying families as they are forced to pay higher taxes.
This is a waste of time and an insult to the common sense and intelligence of every US taxpayer.
Each major category of fiscal policy -- Social Security, Medicare, discretionary spending, revenues -- raises a complex and idiosyncratic array of policy problems and prescriptions,' according to the documents detailing some of the administration's deliberations. 'Achieving consensus on any one of these issues -- much less all of them simultaneously -- may be more than the political system can reasonably accommodate.'
But officials told CNN that other advisers to the president are pushing for the commission to have a broad mandate to put all of these big issues 'on the table' at the same time.
'The nation's unsustainable fiscal course is the result of imbalance across the budget as a whole, not any component in isolation,' according to the documents, which are marked 'Preliminary and Pre-Decisional -- Not For Distribution.'
'And, in both the 1990 and 1993 budget deals, the final compromises encompassed both revenue enhancements and spending reductions,' add the documents. 'Such deals, touching on both sides of the budget ledger, perhaps offer the best way of achieving a bipartisan deficit reduction package.'