Fiscal Issues Forced Forward

Rep. Frank Wolf (VA) is creating a commission to bring important issues such as Social Security and Tax reform back in the forefront of the Congressional agenda:

“Social Security reform is off the congressional radar screen, and a Medicare overhaul isn’t high on the agenda right now either, but Rep. Frank R. Wolf is trying to force those and other long-term fiscal problems to center stage.”

On the Senate side, Sen Jim DeMint is trying to keep these same issues in focus for the near future:

 Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican, forced senators to vote on a Social Security reform proposal as part of their budget plan a few months ago, and he has continually pushed health savings accounts — health insurance owned by individuals — as the idea of the future.

Let’s hope as Sen. DeMint says, they can "keep the pressure on"