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Tag: Super Congress
  • Not-So-Super Cuts

    Following the failure of the Super Committee to reach an agreement, a total of $1.2 will be cut across the board (well, almost — congressional pensions, for instance will remain untouched) over the next decade.  This “works out to roughly $54.5 billion per year apiece for security functions and nonsecurity functions,” which sounds like a …

  • The Super Committee Failed Because Neither Side Is Willing To Give Up Washington’s Empire

    As the so-called super committee announced its inability to come up with a plan for deficit reduction by its Nov 23rd deadline, the sheer magnitude of dysfunction on Capitol Hill was perhaps best summarized by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who said: Both sides of the aisle, both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue – they …

  • Super Committee FAlL

    The Super Committee has now failed to reach a deal to cut a measley $1.2 trillion over 10 years.  Although this is obviously ridiculous, and we don’t really need an explanation of that, it is always fun to hammer Congressional failures. The CBO estimates that the government will spend $45.7 trillion in the next 10 years but will only bring in $39 trillion …

  • In Picking “super Congress,” Harry Reid Favors Insiders

    It was a decisive victory for Washington insiders against the more principled progressive members of the Senate. Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced his three choices for the first-ever “super” committee that will draw up a plan for resolving the nation’s fiscal situation. Those Senate Democrats are Patty Murray (WA), Max Baucus (MT) and …

  • Super Congress: Politburo for a Brave New America

    History repeats itself. At the height of the Soviet Union’s power, the principal decision-making was done by a small, powerful cabal: the central committee’s politic bureau, more commonly known as the politboro. You see, under Marxist-Leninist states, the Communist party is propagandized as “the vanguard of the people” instead of being presented as what they …