Barack Obama added the name Andy Stern to the list individuals to serve on the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform being chaired by a former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles and a former Republican Senate Whip Alan Simpson.
Now why is addition of Andy Stern noteworthy? He is the president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The SEIU represents 2.2 million healthcare workers, janitors, security officers, and public employees. The SEIU has had a large role in the economic crisis in California and appointing this man to this commission is a joke. This is like asking a shopaholic to help balance your bank book.
The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is to make recommendations to Congress by the 1st of December 2010 to put the budget in balance so that all operations and programs for the federal government are paid by 2015. With today's appointment the President has named 6 bipartisan appointees to the commission. The remaining 12 members of the commission will be appointed by Senate and House leaders (3 each by the Republican and Democratic leaders of both houses).
What will be the outcome of all this? Raise taxes!
Everyone with a brain can see this coming.