Paul heard a rumor today and asked me to check it out (it must be good to be Burka) that discussions were underway for each chamber to name 7 members, instead of the traditional five, to the budget conference committee.  Now Senate Finance chair Steve Ogden, who says he promoted the idea, says it is unlikely to happen. “I thought it was a pretty good idea,” Ogden said. “It was a proposal that got some traction, but in recent days the tires ran out of tread.” By which he means the House shot down the concept.