Rivlin's Shadow Panel Uses 1983 Tactic Against Deficit

As an appointee to the bipartisan commission tasked with reining in the deficit, Alice M. Rivlin is borrowing a tactic from Bob Dole and Daniel Patrick Moynihan

(Bloomberg) — Alice M. Rivlin, the grande dame of budget politics, is trying to pull off the Washington equivalent of a triple backflip off the high board. Appointed by President Barack Obama to the bipartisan commission named to recommend ways to rein in the runaway deficit, the 79-year-old says the group is paralyzed by politics six weeks before its report is due, Bloomberg Businessweek reports in its Oct. 25 issue.

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