Actually, the Post (a.k.a. Fox on 15th Street) would never be concerned about such things. However, the first paragraph of an article on the appointment of a staff director to the Super Committee told readers the selection of Mark Prater was:

"buoying hopes that the panel would produce a plan to tame borrowing."

The way that borrowing is "tamed" is either by raising taxes or cutting spending. With prospect for tax increases limited given the current make-up of Congress, most of the story here is likely to be spending cuts. This prospect no doubt buoys the hopes of the Post, as it routinely uses both its editorial and news pages to tell us, but the prospect of cuts to programs like Social Security and Medicare are probably not as encouraging to the rest of the population.

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