The so called grand compromise over the debt-ceiling was little more than window dressing. The real heavy lifting of deficit reduction, a task the congress is Constitutionally charged with, was “delegated” to a new, so called, super congress or super committee.
This star chamber is to be made up of 12 members of congress.
The four top congressional leaders — House Speaker John Boehner, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — would each appoint three lawmakers to the super committee within two weeks of the passage of the debt ceiling bill.
Six Dems, six Republicans, sounds fair, right? Not so fast.
Three Republican Senate sources tell TWS that senators who vote against the deal will be ineligible to serve on the so-called “supercommittee” for deficit reduction that the legislation creates.
Apparently, responsible minders of the taxpayers’ hard earned money are not allowed to join this Potomac love fest. Does this mean anything more than, “Tea Party, stay out!”?