Jillian Bandes
The Heritage Foundation just blasted the deficit commission's report. Not so with our Minority Leader, who just issued this powerful statement:
I would like to thank Erskine Bowles, Sen. Alan Simpson and the entire commission for guiding a serious effort to address our country's most serious fiscal challenge. Although I may not agree with all of the Commission's recommendations, there will be no comfortable solutions to digging America out of a $14 trillion debt and I appreciate the bold attempt to provide a pathway back to a sustainable economic future for our country. Historically, divided government has provided great opportunity to tackle the country's biggest problems on a truly bipartisan basis and it is my hope that this effort will serve as a catalyst for achieving the spending and entitlement reform that our country so desperately needs.

Jillian Bandes

Jillian Bandes is the National Political Reporter for Townhall.com