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Obama Passes the Buck. Fiscal Commission the "Oldest Stunt in the book"

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Uploaded on Feb 22, 2010

Obama Then, Obama Now:

September 16, 2008 candidate Obama slams John McCain's idea of a presidential commission to recommend fiscal solutions: "The oldest Washington stunt in the book. You pass the buck to study the problem... We know how we got into this mess. What we need now is leadership that gets us out. I'll provide it and John McCain won't and that's the choice for Americans in this election"

So how about that leadership? How about that choice?

February 18, 2010 President Obama establishes a commsion to recommend fiscal solutions:

OBAMA: "[T]he politics of dealing with chronic deficits is fraught with hard choices and therefore it's treacherous to officeholders here in Washington. As a consequence, nobody has been too eager to deal with it.

That's where these two gentlemen come in. Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles are taking on the impossible: They're going to try to restore reason to the fiscal debate and come up with answers as co-chairs of the new National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform."

Do they award a Nobel Prize for Buck Passing?

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