Commission to tackle exploding U.S. debt gains support

12/31/2009 | Washington Post, The

U.S. lawmakers are warming to President Barack Obama's idea of creating a commission to deal with the ballooning national debt. The proposal got a boost last week when the Senate acted to raise the debt limit to a record $12.4 trillion. Government budget analysts said legislation to create a commission likely will be in Obama's next budget request or attached to the next bill to increase the debt limit.

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