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Supercommittee recs, Postal Service's future
Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 9:19pm EDT
Supercommittee 'swamped' with advice
Federal Times editor Steve Watkins outlines of the debt reduction proposals committee leaders have submitted to the super committee.
"Everyone's throwing everything in the kitchen sink at them," Watkins said.
Suggestions from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Governmental Reform Committee, included extending the federal pay freeze through 2015, increasing defined benefit contributions and eliminating the defined benefit for new hires.
Some of these proposals could cut spending in the short-term but have unintended consequences, Watkins said.
Eliminating FERS "pokes a huge whole in, Are people going to make federal government a career?" he said.
Federal Times senior reporter Sean Reilly said the proposals to fix the Postal Service have a "complete lack of consensus."
"It's really not clear where you can find any common ground that can pass Congress and be signed by the White House," Reilly said.