The Blog

Joe Biden's Deficit Commission Off to a 'Rocky Start'

4:13 PM, Apr 22, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Widget tooltip
Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts

Here's your least surprising news of the day, courtesy the Washington Post:

A congressional task force launched by President Obama last week to help cut the federal deficit is off to a rocky start, with some members complaining that the agenda is destined to provide political theater, not a sweeping rewrite of spending and tax policy.

Set to begin discussions May 5, members already hit a dispute this week, disagreeing over how many people should have seats at the table. Some are asking what’s the point of meeting at all.

So yet another deficit task force hastily thrown together to make it look like the White House has a response to Paul Ryan's budget and headed by Joe Biden of all people, isn't going off so well. Who could have seen that coming?

Recent Blog Posts