Obama’s Deficit Dilemma
Reminiscent of Suskind's Confidence Men? I actually watched Congressman Ryan grill Geithner while working in my Senator's office. It was the same day I got an Undersecretary to the Treasury extremely lost while escorting him to the Rayburn building. He said that he didn't envy Geithner's job. I'd have to agree and I guess Obama really did "poison the well."
Also, here is a great interactive that explains the differing deficit reduction plans:
Deficit Reduction Plans With Many Similarities, but No Consensus