The commission’s findings — long abandoned — are suddenly the thinking-man’s solution to the debt crisis.
There is shiny new politics involved, too.
The Democrats have added confidence after their election victories and feel they can sell their base a deal that includes spending cuts.
And Republicans love the idea that Simpson-Bowles gives them one more chance to bash President Obama.
Republicans, including former vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), have long condemned President Obama for not packaging the panel’s recommendations as a bill and sending it to Congress for a vote.
That predictably leads Democrats to ask why Republicans, most notably the same Paul Ryan who is chairman of House Budget committee, also abandoned the commission by voting against its recommendations even though he was a member of the commission. ...Juan Williams, The Hill
Quit the bickering! Sure... why not try Simpson-Bowles again! Hey! We could also go on a diet and only ever eat yesterday's food, read yesterday's books, go back to working on our 2005 laptop. We could always repeat yesterday's sex. Perhaps we could recover last year's Christmas gifts, repackage them, and give them once again.
Particularly if you have any gifts planned for members of Congress.