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?