President Barack Obama on Saturday endorsed a bipartisan plan to name a special task force charged with coming up with a plan to curb the spiraling budget deficit, though the idea has lots of opposition from both his allies and rivals on Capitol Hill.http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35033195/ns/politics-white_house/
The bipartisan 18-member panel backed by Obama would study the issue for much of the year and — if at least half of the Republican panel members agree, a big obstacle — report a deficit reduction blueprint after the November elections. The plan would be voted on before the new Congress convenes next year.
The panel backed by Obama would report a deficit reduction blueprint after the November elections, and the plan would be voted on before the new Congress convenes next year.
The plan is devised to be voted on by lame ducks after the elections. Could that plan be more undemocratic and less responsive to the voters?
By the way - - don't we already pay the Obama administration, its economic advisers and its treasury department to be a deficit reduction task force? Why do they need to outsource their jobs?