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View Diary: Zombie Catfood Commission is Baaaack (171 comments)

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  •  This is a Stunt Too (0+ / 0-)

    There is no way Senators from either party are going to come out next year with a plan to cut entitlement programs as we head into the election season. Even if they aren't up for election themselves, being against it will become a litmus test for candidates, and Candidate Obama will be happy to say he would veto it. (What President Obama would do is an open question.)

    My guess is that this is just a bone for Conservatives so they can say they got something out voting for the Debt Ceiling. This Commission will not come out with any recommendation before the election and by the time they do the agreement on an up and down vote will be meaningless because the new Congress will not be bound by an agreement from the last session.

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