'Moment of Truth'--one year later

It's been a year since the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform issued its "Moment of Truth" report on how to get control of the federal budget. What's happened since?

Nada. Rein. Nothing.

Yes, it has contributed to the discussion with important policy proposals, but Washington's farting around continues unabated. Here's a statement from some of the commission members lamenting the lack of action.

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  • Dennis, most of us feel we know the answer to this madness. Crisis galvanizes some, petrifies others. Right now the two parties have grown rigid in place with only stubborn ideology holding them together. I think Obama is a working hard to be a pragmatic centrist, but it's not a bravado role. And so he looks like a "failure" to the ideologues on both sides. Meanwhile as my post today suggests, the ship of state is floundering

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