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A lifelong Democrat, my comments on Congress, the judiciary and the presidency are regular features.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A bit about the President's Deficit Commission

Lori Montgomery, in April  at the Washington Post, wrote: ". . . the commission plans to hold monthly public meetings and to invite the public to submit written comments. The meetings are tentatively set for 9:30 a.m. to noon monthly, on the last Wednesday of May through September, as well as Nov. 10 and Dec. 1, the date President Obama has asked commission members to deliver a plan to stabilize the soaring U.S. debt. . .Because the commission is operating on "a shoestring," Reed writes, it has few paid staff members and no money to organize field hearings outside Washington. Instead, the memo says, "we will work with outside organizations to give you additional opportunities to address these issues in your capacity as commissioners. The commission has "a small office" on F Street NW, [Reed] writes, "down the street from the Dubliner and the Irish Times," well-known Capitol Hill watering holes. The Commission's office number is 202-233-3000."
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