This one should be simple enough even for a Washington Post columnist, but apparently not. Krauthammer is apparently referring to the report of the deficit commission's co-chairs, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson. The report did not get the necessary majority to be approved by the commission and there was not even a vote taken by the deadline.

Of course Krauthammer also apparently missed the collapse of the housing bubble and resulting economic collapse, since he blames President Obama for the deficit. He obviously is not a very observant person. He also thinks that a comment by Congressional Budget Office (CBO) director Doug Elmensdorf that CBO does not score speeches is "devastating." The point that Mr. Elemensdorf was making apparently went over Krauthammer's head.

It takes time and effort for CBO to score something. When a fully worked out proposal is in place and laid out they can score it. They cannot score every new twist and turn in policy debates. It is not clear why this obvious truth would be seen as "devastating."

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