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February 09, 2011

Retiring Democrat Kent Conrad: Both Parties Must Embrace The Debt Commission's Recommendations and Get Serious About the Deficit

An unexpected bit of win from the Tea Party. Conrad will make his case at a Democratic retreat.

Conrad is arguing that both parties must embrace Obama's debt commission plan as a starting point for seriously reducing the budget deficit. He has met with Obama’s budget director, Jack Lew, who was a key player in the tax deal reached between the White House and Senate Republicans in December, to discuss the budget.


Meanwhile the GOP is hoping for presidential leadership, for a change, on this issue.

“We need to deal with the entire budget, and we can’t do that unless the president himself says, ‘All right, I’m ready to bite the bullet, and I need some of you to go with me,’ and some of us are,” Alexander told reporters. “In fact, there’s a lot of us [that] are. A Congress of 535 people can’t speak with a single voice. The president can.”…

Among the entitlement programs up for cuts, Alexander said that Social Security was a “good place to start.”

Start but not end.

What are the odds that Obama will take him up on that? As close to zero as you can get. Obama is a coward and furthermore does not want to be the guy who starts to rollback and rationalize the Liberal Welfare Superstate.

He will continue putting out new spending initiatives and defending the liberal welfare superstate to his last breath.


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