Feel The Magic

by digby

Guess what business Chairman Joe Liebermann's Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee takes up this week?

As concern grows about our nation’s fiscal sustainability and fear of a spiraling deficit intensifies, The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) will be presenting recommendations to the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee to help resolve our troubling fiscal future. The hearing will address why the creation of an independent Fiscal Future Commission is necessary to achieving our nation’s economic recovery and maintaining its long-range freedom of action.

The first panel will feature Senators Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Judd Gregg (R-NH), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, who will provide analysis about their bipartisan Congressional initiative, “The Bipartisan Task Force for Responsible Fiscal Action Act of 2009.” They will be followed by an expert panel featuring Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and Peter G. Peterson Foundation CEO and former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, who will express their concern for our current fiscal situation and why the creation of such a Fiscal Future Commission is the best solution.

When: December 17, 2009 at 10:00AM

Where: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342


Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND)
Chairman, Senate Budget Committee

Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Ranking Member, Senate Budget Committee

The Honorable Alan Greenspan
President, Greenspan Associates, LLC, Former Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve Board

The Honorable David Walker
President and CEO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Former U. S. Comptroller General and Head of Government Accountability Office

I don't think there's even the slightest doubt where our newly anointed King of all America stands on this issue. And I feel very confident that he will garner the kind of attention this issue requires.