Can it be brought under control?
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April 13, 2011 Up to now, the president has kept the commission's work at arms length. He'll deliver an address early this afternoon and lay out his thinking.
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December 1, 2010 Obama's fiscal panel's final report was immediately panned as having too few or too many teeth. It included doubling the gas tax, raising the Social Security retirement age and capping discretionary spending.
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