Response to kpete (Original post)
Tue Feb 28, 2012, 08:20 AM
MannyGoldstein (30,860 posts)
12. The NY Times is CORRECT. Or the White House is lying, too.
The Moment of Truth: Report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
A majority of the commission voted for the thing.
It even has the White House seal on the front cover!
Speaking of the White House, THEY refer to it as the Fiscal Commission Report. From the 2012 Budget:
The Fiscal Commissionís report opened a debate on many of these topics, such as tax reform and Social Security. The President hopes to build on the work they did to create space to discuss these issues, and begin a process of reform that results in putting the Nation on sound fiscal footing, creating the conditions for long-term economic growth, and doing both in a way that remains true to our most deeply-held values.
(Notice above that, again, Obama is using his hand-picked anti-Social-Security commission as an excuse to continue his assault on Social Security! Shame!)
So while the White House and its flacks might want to pretend that Simpson-Bowles didn't exist, now that election time is here and the 99% are finally realizing how badly they're getting crushed, it certainly did exist in all of its dark majesty.
It's true that they didn't have enough commissioner votes to have their report automatically be subjected to an up-or-down vote in Congress, but that's different than what the OP claims.
So, I request that either you alter this post, or add a post to similarly call out the White House as liars.
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The NY Times is CORRECT. Or the White House is lying, too.
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