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Super-Committee or Gang Brawl

August 4, 2011

Oh, this is going to be great! One of the main provisions of the debt ceiling bill is the appointment of a “super-committee” to define $1.5-trillion in budget cuts by Thanksgiving. This gang of twelve congressmen from both parties is supposed to do in three months what the entire Congress couldn’t do. So far, nobody is interested in the job, and I don’t blame them. This can only turn into one gigantic, deadlocked cluster-f**k! And when they prove that they can’t agree on anything, the budget will be cut arbitrarily across the board with a meat axe, with emphasis on defense and entitlements.

Party leaders are trying to find representatives that are stupid enough to take on such a hopeless mission. Mitch McConnell has vowed that the six republicans on the committee would be the most extreme hardliners he can find. It would make more sense to appoint everyday Americans to this committee, rather than a bunch of congressional buffoons who have already proven that they are unable to come to any sensible consensus. A dozen pairs of boxing gloves should be issued as the committee convenes to minimize the number of broken noses and knuckles. On November 23rd, after the EMTs cart off the injured, two facts will remain… Congress is hopelessly deadlocked, and ordinary Americans will be screwed… again.

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  1. August 4, 2011 2:11 PM

    Budget cuts will never be enough, but tax increases aren’t likely, as the rich own their votes (and the votes of a lot of others). Sigh.

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