Candidate Obama (18 Sept 2008):
"Senator McCain's first answer to this economic crisis was - get ready for it - a commission. That's Washington-speak for 'we'll get back to you later.'"
"Folks, we don't need a commission to spend a few years and a lot of taxpayer money to tell us what's going on in our economy," he continued. "We don't need a commission to tell us gas prices are high or that you can't pay your bills. We don't need a commission to tell us you're losing your jobs. We don't need a commission to study this crisis, we need a President who will solve it - and that's the kind of President I intend to be."
President Obama (18 Feb 2010):
Signed Executive Order:
“There is established within the Executive Office of the President the National Commission on
Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Commission).”