Unfortunately, a partial win

Conservatives/Republicans/Tea Party folks got a partial win on the Cat Food Commission. As Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) says:

…the Social Security plan in the deficit-reduction proposal by President Obama’s fiscal commission showed there may be room for compromise on the issue between Democrats and Republicans.

“It’s not where [Republicans] would go, but it’s getting close,” he told BNA Dec. 2.

No, the right wing didn’t win entirely, but enough Democrats crossed party lines to make the entire exercise worthwhile from their point of view.

As is pointed out here, the case that our economy is in crisis and thereby needs the drastic solutions presented, is far from convincing. The fearmongering that the Commission’s report engages in is wildly irresponsible.  

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