Deficit commission out of money?

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    This is why Hot air is my homepage. (more often than most others... it changes a lot) If the title of the thread, which I stole, were not so histarical it would at the very least be disconcerting to every American no matter what your political stripe. The deficit commission running on a deficit. I may have to give up athiesm just so I can blaspheme with some meaning!

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    http://taxprof.typepad.com/files/tax-notes-today_-2010-tnt-1...pdf

    Some of Ed Morrissey;s take below...

    Hot Air Deficit commission out of money?

    Good luck boys. I with the "Committee to Prove the Deficit is not the fault of Congress or the President" all of the success it deserves. :tongue:
     
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    The hell you say?!?!?!?

    Something involved with gubmint doesn't have enough money....AGAIN?

    Well, I'll be dipped. :rolleyes:
     
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    And some want to give them control of even more... LOL:lol:
     
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    There's only one solution: Tax the people more.
     
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    This is a microcosm of the very problem that the commission is supposed to fix, and the reaction from Washington pols is priceless for understanding it. The gripe from Harry Reid is that the staffing doesn&#8217;t match that of Congressional panels, such as the House Ways and Means Committee. That panel employs 90 staffers and spent over $8 million in FY2009. Ninety staffers equals more than 20% of the entire Congress. Maybe the problem isn&#8217;t that the NCFRR doesn&#8217;t have enough people, but that Ways and Means spends way beyond our means. In fact, the entire federal government spends way beyond our means, and we can thank the Democrats who added over a trillion dollars in annual federal spending in just three short years for that, increasing the budget by 40% during their control of Congress.
     
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    So said Ed Morrissey from the HA link in the OP. (gotta give credit man... high five for the avatar though... just look what it did to my avatar!)
     
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