News: Super Congress?

In what world is this all right?

‘Super Congress’: Debt Ceiling Negotiators Aim To Create New Legislative Body

“This ‘Super Congress,’ composed of members of both chambers and both parties, isn’t mentioned anywhere in the Constitution, but would be granted extraordinary new powers.

“Legislation approved by the Super Congress … would then be fast-tracked through both chambers, where it couldn’t be amended by simple, regular lawmakers, who’d have the ability only to cast an up or down vote.”

So, here we have some sort of extra-Constitutional committee to get legislation moved through Congress.  Although in theory, the things they want to do like serious cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, SSI, (… can we hope for troop reductions and the closing of some of the 700 bases world-wide?) are in the right direction, the way they are going about it is all wrong.  And who here believes that this committee would be dispersed after handling the current debt issue?  PATRIOT Act, much?

If you get a chance to talk to a barking idiot or member of Congress or the media (but I repeat myself), feel free to let them know that refusing to raise the debt ceiling is in no way the same as defaulting on the debt (which is will probably happen anyway, btw, but at a later stage of the game than we’re currently playing).

– Cato, the American

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