According to the AP, President Obama named David Cote, CEO of Honeywell International and former Fed Reserve Vice Chair Alice Rivlin to the Panel. He also appointed Andy Stern, president of the SEIU and Ann Fudge, the former CEO of Young & Rubicam Brands.
And again with the skin stuff:
For far too long, Washington has avoided the tough choices necessary to solve our fiscal problems (he says in statement announcing new members)
Formerly named to make the hard decisions that will probably not affect them personally: Democratic former White House Chief, Erskine Bowles and Sen. Alan Simpson of Montana and Senator Dick Durbin.
and Harry Reid’s choices:
Kent Conrad (North Dakota) and Max Baucus (Montana).
What? Grover Norquist wasn’t available?