The first step is to admit that there’s a problem that needs addressing, but, as usual in Washington, the “solution” is ironic, paradoxical, counter-productive, or all of the above.
You have to wonder how much extra money this “fiscal responsibility” commission is going to cost:
President Obama will sign an executive order Thursday setting up a bipartisan fiscal commission to weigh proposals aimed at reining in the soaring federal debt, according to a White House official.
The official, who requested anonymity because the president had not yet made the announcement, said the co-chairs of the commission will be Democrat Erskine Bowles, former White House chief of staff for Bill Clinton; and Alan Simpson, former Republican senator from Wyoming.
It will be officially titled the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
Bowles, Simpson and the rest of the “fiscal responsibility commission” — more jobs “saved or created” by the stimulus, Sheriff Joe!
Obama creating a presumably expensive commission loaded with politicians to help save money is a little like the time Michael Moore hired a Paula Deen to help him lose weight.