Fiscal Commission vs. Open Government

By January 26, 2010Economy

The Hill reports on the reaction to the proposed Conrad-Gregg deficit commission, “Fiscal commission criticized.” Excerpt:

The National Association of Manufacturers opposes the amendment, because it would undermine an “open” legislative process, said Dorothy Coleman, vice president of tax and domestic economic policy.

The powerful seniors lobby AARP is fighting the commission by lobbying members, running advertisements in local publications and getting out word to its grassroots base. AARP said its members have sent “tens of thousands” of letters to Congress opposing the commission.

“Our members are worried,” said AARP spokeswoman Mary Liz Burns. “They want an open, transparent government.”

Open government? Pshaw. If the ends justify the means, let the EPA do it.

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