The Super Committee or Debt Panel:
and the special interests they represent (who bought them off )
The House Members:
Co-Chair - Jeb Hensarling - TX - R
Fred Upton: MI - R
Dave Camp: MI - R
James Clyburne: SC - D
Xavier Becerra: CA - D
Chris Van Hollen: MD - D
The Senate Members:
Co-Chair: Patty Murray: WA - D
Jon Kyl: AZ - R
Pat Toomey: PA - R
Rob Portman: OH - R
John Kerry: MA - D
Max Baucus: MN - D
Special interests gave millions to budget panel
By JACK GILLUM, Associated Press
Friday, August 12, 2011
(08-12) 00:18 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) --
The newly appointed members — six Democrats and six Republicans — have received more than $3 million total during the past five years in donations from political committees with ties to defense contractors, health care providers and labor unions. That money went to their re-election campaigns, according to AP's review.
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it's impossible to not have predicted this.
America! Wake up - you've given control of $2.2 Trillion of your own dollars to twelve people.
It's unconstitutional. It's unpatriotic. It's corruption.
It's MUCH more than the Founding Fathers put up with.
The Tree of Liberty might need to be watered again.
King George didn't even do this to us.
In 1776, the Continental Congress selected three members to draw up the Declaration of Independence. (Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin & John Adams as I recall). That committee selected Jefferson to do the first draft which was so good it became the only draft prior to submission to the Congress for debate & vote.
Why the outrage?
by Ralph Deeds 6 years ago
Here's a small idea for the Super Committee that's supposed to report on how to achieve a trillion dollar savings in the federal budget by November 23--stop paying pension costs of Defense and Energy Department contractors.http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/busin … f=businessI wonder what the...
by Jay S 6 years ago
Are you surprised that the "Super Committee" failed to agree on a solution? Republicans blame democrats and democrats blame republicans. When will Congress take responsibility for the problems in America. The only thing that remains the same here is that the rich keep getting...
by JON EWALL 6 years ago
Why was President Barak Obama avoiding the Super Committee negotiations?The President promised transparency in his administration if elected. We the people deserved to see and hear what the Super Committee members were proposing in the last days of the committee's meetings. Meetings behind...
by Ralph Deeds 6 years ago
According to Lawrence O'Brien tonight, the most powerful man in the GOP, Grover Norquist, suffered a little setback today. Forty "Republican members of the House of Representatives signed a letter stating that the "Super Committee" should consider all options for balancing the...
by Susan Reid 5 years ago
Gee. I've been led to believe it's all Obama's fault.Guess that's simply NOT TRUE!http://youtu.be/LcvLHHMC4iI
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