It’s A Bird…It’s A Plane…..It’s Super Committee!Posted: 6 September 2011
It is the day after Labor Day and the Congress should be making their way back to work….or at least to Washington……and when they return it will be the super committee that will get most of the media attention……..and very little will be said about those donors that will be pulling strings……..
Each party named 6 people to work on the Super Committee that will be working on the spending cuts thingy that consumed Washington for 6 weeks prior to their abandoning their posts and going home to sleep with their donors…..but the big question is…..will this committee be successful at finding a partisan answer to all the crap about spending? My guess is…….NO!
Let me explain my reasoning…….from an article in Raw Story…..
The bipartisan “super committee” created by the debt ceiling deal is comprised of lawmakers who have received big bucks from special interest groups, according to a report by MapLight.The committee is tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in deficit cuts over ten years.
In total, the twelve members appointed to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction got nearly $64.5 million from special interests groups over the past decade, with legal firms donating about $31.5 million and Wall Street firms donating about $11.2 million.
Of that $11.2 million, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase donated approximately $2 million combined.
The members appointed to the committee are Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Rob Portman (R-OH), Patty Murray (D-WA), John Kerry (D-MA), and Max Baucus (D-MT) and Reps. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Fred Upton (R-MI), Dave Camp (R-MI), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Xavier Becerra (D-CA), and Jim Clyburn (D-SC).
Remember that irritating term, “kicking the can down the road”? Well, sports fans, this committee is that can on that road……This is always the answer in Washington….A Committee! Nothing will be done because they can drag their feet and the trigger with no compromise will do what the conservs want done….so there is NO incentive for this attempt to succeed. Just another Washington waste of time and resources!