There Was No Deficit Commission Report

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Written by CEPR   
Wednesday, 20 July 2011 14:30
You would think someone in the media would have picked up on this by now, but Dean Baker over at Beat the Press has been correcting everyone lately. Fact: The Simpson-Bowles report never got the support from the necessary majority of the commission, which means no report was approved by the commission. So the next time you read about cuts to Social Security recommended by the Simpson-Bowles deficit commission, please remind the person who wrote that the deficit commission never approved a report. It's like a unicorn, it doesn't exist.