Dec
02
2010

WPost News Report: Deficit Commission Shuns Ideology

In today's Washington Post (12/2/10), in the news article "Deficit Commission Sets Ideology Aside," reporters Lori Montgomery and Brady Dennis explain why the commission is not ideological: Confronted with a deficit-reduction plan loaded with political dynamite, members from both parties set aside ideological orthodoxy at least briefly, sparking hope that their work could ignite a serious effort to reduce government debt and spare the nation from a European-style fiscal crisis. But the notion that the deficit is one of the most pressing issues facing the country– "The Moment of Truth" is the title of the commission's report–is profoundly ideological to […]