Compromisers Only, Principled Pols Not Allowed

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 2:34 pm by mikeinvaldosta

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.

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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!”?

4 Responses to “Compromisers Only, Principled Pols Not Allowed”

  1. Neal Says:

    That’s exactly what it means. Obviously, the Dems would support this; however, I know the Establishment, ruling-class Republicans who sold us out on this “compromise” were more than happy to screw the Tea Party as well. We will remember come primary season.

  2. Neal Says:

    I wonder how many members from the Gang Bang of Six will find their way onto this super committee?

  3. mikeinvaldosta Says:

    Apparently, Saxby Chambliss will not be one of them. I find it hard to believe he voted no. I guarantee he would have been a yes if his was the deciding vote. Very, very disappointed in Johnny Isakson. Very disappointed.

  4. Neal Says:

    Saxby must have gotten permission from his handlers. He was beaten up pretty badly when the Gang of Six tried to preempt Cut, Cap, and Balance, and deservedly so. I think he and Isakson both need to go.

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