11/11/2010 09:27 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Deficit Commission Staffers Being Paid By Outside Groups Sparks Criticism

The outsourcing has come under sharp criticism from seniors' organizations and liberal activists, who say the strategy is part of a broader conservative bias favoring painful entitlement cuts over other solutions. The fears of some liberal groups appeared to come true on Wednesday, when the commission's two leaders recommended significant reductions for Social Security and other social-welfare programs.

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