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Many deficit commission staffers paid by outside groups

Many deficit commission staffers paid by outside groups 10 Nov 2010 The leaders of President Obama's deficit commission death panel sparked criticism from both sides of the political aisle Wednesday for proposing broad cuts to federal programs. ...About one in four commission staffers is paid by outside entities, many of which have strong ideological points of view about how to tackle the deficit. For example, the salaries of two senior staffers, Marc Goldwein and Ed Lorenzen, are paid by private groups that have previously advocated cuts to entitlement programs.