Obama may seek more stimulus

OK - I may not be the brightest bulb in the room (as many have pointed out), but how can you call something a deficit reduction committee if you are going to spend more taxpayer dollars to stimulate the economy? Isn't that sort of counterintuitive? Welcome to Obama's Fantasyland: President Barack Obama is considering recommending that lawmakers on a deficit committee back new measures to stimulate the lagging economy, people familiar with White House discussions said Tuesday. The plan Mr. Obama is considering also would recommend the congressional committee come up with a package that reduces the federal budget deficit by much more that its mandate of $1.5 trillion over the next decade, a senior administration official said, through changes in the tax code and social safety-net programs. "There's no reason to stop at $1.5 trillion," the official said. Mr. Obama hasn't agreed to a set of proposals, people familiar with the discussions said, but the White House will begin to decide on...(Read Full Post)