Though the bi-partisan deficit commission didn't have the 14 votes necessary for their recommendations to automatically go before Congress, it seems likely many of the proposals will still go forward as tentative legislation.
However, Alan Simpson, co-Chair of the commission and former Wyoming Senator, warned legislators of piecemeal application of the plan:
And, continuing in his characteristically “colorful” way, he urged members not to be swayed by the “zealots” who have “fired up their artillery,”:
However, he says a plan shaped by the “denizens of darkness”:
Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi, says “he appreciates the tough recommendations put forward by the commission” and says
“the nation needs to consider all options to reduce the deficit.”
On the other hand,Wyoming's Congresswoman, Cynthia Lummis, does not support the Commission's proposal, and says she prefers another plan that is sponsored by Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin.