By Alex Lawson, Communications Director for Social Security Works.
This is the fourth installment of our weekly livestream of the Closed Door Debt Commission. The best action is around 9:15am and 11:30am, right as members of the commission are entering and leaving.
With unemployment hovering around 10 percent following the worst economic collapse in 70 years you would think that members of Congress would be working day and night to get Americans back to work. You would be wrong.
The deficit fear mongers have done such a number on the thinking in DC that members of Congress think that when the American people say "we need jobs!" that they are really saying "cut my Social Security." But, I guess that when a billionaire Wall Street banker spreads $12 million dollars around town it can really confuse people.
So now we are faced with another DC closed door meeting where lawmakers are going to talk about what government services they can cut to placate bondholders (who in reality don’t need much placating).
Every week I am looking for interesting questions to ask the members of the commission, if you have any ideas please leave them in the comment section.
This week is the meeting of the Mandatory Spending Working Group. See the membership of the working groups below.