Here's the URL to the official invitation page for the "Catfood Commission" (They want to reduce our senior citizens to eating nothing better than catfood during their golden years):
Here's a list of talking points that concerned citizens can use while talking to folks about how terrible the commission is:
Alan Simpson goofs up and admits the real purpose for the commission's existence:
NY Times columnist Paul Krugman wonders what the major malfunction of the deficit scolds can be:
Lengthy piece (20 kilobytes), with FDR quote and a heart-breaking sentence: "The bill failed 57-41." Note that 57 Senators voted FOR the bill and only 41 voted against it. Yes, under the much-abused cloture rule, that was enough to kill the bill that would have saved American jobs.