REPUBLICAN GAINS HIT DEFICIT PANEL

The article on line has a different headline and certainly avoids making this point directly

Deficit commission delays vote

is all it says – then speaks at length about the difficulty of garnering the required 14 votes within the commission.

Still, when it comes to the Nancy promised vote in Congress we get

Simpson noted that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had promised a quick up or down vote on any recommendation that receives at least 14 votes from the commission’s 18 members, but said he considers any vote unlikely during the lame duck session of Congress. Bowles confirmed that the incoming speaker of the House, Republican John Boehner, had made no such commitment.

Even better, from Meow Mix Sr himself

Commission staff director Bruce Reed said flatly that there will be no vote this year.

Does it mean I get to draw some frozen but undiminished checks for a while? Will the GOP take credit for it? Tricky!

This one is a real head scratcher for me. But I live to eat another day (frozen, but still people food)

Long live gridlock!.

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