NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Get ready for some heated rhetoric about how to contain the unsustainable national debt.
The spark will be lit by President Obama's bipartisan debt commission, which is set on Wednesday to vote on a final set of recommendations. That report will be an amended version of a plan put out three weeks ago by the panel's co-chairmen, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson.
What you hear this week is just the start of a long national conversation. Next year, Obama and Congress will attempt to turn talk into policies.