In it, but not of it. TPM DC

Fiscal Commission's Plan Won't Have Votes To Head To Senate

The report, authored by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, raised eyebrows when it was first released for its suggestion on everything from tax policy reform to Social Security cuts. Schakowsky, in fact, released her own competing plan, which included money for stimulus and many discretionary spending cuts -- especially for the military. But few of her suggestions made it into the final report issued this week, and Bowles and Simpson's plan is now headed for failure.