Discipline is almost always the best route but Obama didn't find it necessary in the short-term. Saving the hard part for later? Sounds pretty irresponsible. How will this bipartisan meeting produce any meaningful results? It promises to be a continuation of the political bickering the stimulus has fueled for months.
The Caucus reports invitations will be sent to 90 people: 30 members of the House, 30 senators and 30 scholars and representatives of advocacy groups such as AARP. Apparently, the attendees will be divided into discussion groups on topics including health-care costs, Social Security, tax reform, defense procurement and the federal budget process. Economy camp!
In Obama's inauguration speech, he quoted the Bible, saying it was time to "put childish things away." He's yet to live up to that.