Kind proposes fiscal responsibility commissionWestern Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind would like to see a commission formed to help the federal government do a better job of pinching pennies.
By: Steve Roisum, Wisconsin Public Radio, Superior Telegram
Western Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind would like to see a commission formed to help the federal government do a better job of pinching pennies.
A bill co-sponsored by Kind and 108 others would call for a bipartisan deficit reduction commission. The La Crosse Democrat says the federal government needs to get its fiscal house back in order. He says one possibility is modeling a commission after the military base closing commission. While he says it’s a tough idea politically, it could make reducing spending more politically feasible if it creates a shared sacrifice.
Kind says he’d like the commission idea approved statutorily or through a presidential executive order. He’s opposed to automatic cost of living increases for members of Congress, and he supports earmark reform.