July 30, 2014

Panel to Seek Solutions to Budget Woes

April 27, 2010
Reuters

Excerpt

Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, which advocates fiscal discipline, expressed concern about a dual mission given to the commission.

"The short-term budget goal could easily distract the commission from its long-term mission," Bixby said in a blog posting.

Bixby said it would be hard to imagine the Republicans on the commission giving Obama political cover for tough remedies to fix the near-term budget problems. He said it would be better for the commission to "spend its limited time and political will on shoring up the unsustainable long-term outlook."