When I first heard this report:
WASHINGTON — The Senate’s No. 2 Democrat Dick Durbin said Wednesday that he’s preparing a plan to create a commission to study Social Security’s fiscal problems and send a proposed solution to Congress for guaranteed votes in both House and Senate.
Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin says he’s got bipartisan backing for the idea, which is patterned after President Barack Obama’s 2010 deficit commission.
I wondered whether he meant:
- A bipartisan commission that would come up with an agreement that would readily be accepted by both houses of Congress or
- A way of kicking the can down the road for a while, producing a meaningless report, and being, basically, forgotten about?
It’s so hard to tell these days. Our political language has changed so much.