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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Plan for Deficit Commission Moves Forward


“Faced with growing alarm over the nation’s soaring debt, the White House and congressional Democrats tentatively agreed Tuesday to create an independent budget commission and to put its recommendations for fiscal solvency to a vote in Congress by the end of this year. Under the agreement, President Obama would issue an executive order to create an 18-member panel that would be granted broad authority to propose changes in the tax code and in the massive federal entitlement programs — including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — that threaten to drive the nation’s debt to levels not seen since World War II.” (Washington Post, Wednesday)

Another commission.

FEE Timely Classic
“A $5 Trillion National Debt” by Hans F. Sennholz