-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blissfully ignores the Social Security problem, saying he'll deal with it in a decade or two. Ed Morrissey quips:
I’m not sure which is worse: the suggestion that even the easiest kind of entitlement reform won’t get any hearing in the Senate this session, or the idea that Harry Reid will still be in the Senate in 2031.-The Cato Institute puts the budget debate in perspective.
-St. Petersburg Times editor Tim Nickens' article about Rick Scott and transparency was pretty much what you'd expect:
He says he supports open government, and he signed an executive order his first day re-establishing the Office of Open Government created by Gov. Charlie Crist. But it's been downhill since then. Scott is the Prince of Darkness, avoiding the sunshine of open meetings and public records whenever he can.The governor and the media having an antagonistic relationship? Where did he get that idea? Maybe by, oh I don't know, newspaper editors calling him the Prince of Darkness???
-It begins: Fed official says interest rate increases could begin this year.