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Shocker: Obama’s Deficit Commision Wants To Meet In Secret

. . .And now that the nation is focused on how yet another no-fly-guy got into a seat on a flying machine after nearly creating yet another man-caused disaster, the deficit commission has quietly gone behind closed doors.

As in, Keep Out.

However, the ever-alert Dan Froomkin over at HuffingtonPost, was on sentry duty.

He and some others on both sides of the political spectrum have this crazy notion that since the commission’s findings are going to affect just about every working American and a whole bunch now retired, the commission’s deliberations really ought to be held in public — as in open or transparent for at least C-SPAN to see.

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