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GOP Announces Its Six Members, Pelosi Still Undecided

Earlier this week, Democrats announced their picks for the three Senators that would be part of the “super committee” tasked with deficit reduction. Today, Republicans release the names of the three Representatives and three Senators that would fill out the entire GOP side of the committee.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced his selections as Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH).

John Boehner selected House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling, (R-TX), House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI). Speaker Boehner also selected Rep. Hensarling as the committee’s co-chair.

It had been speculated that Paul Ryan would be put on the committee, but that was not to be.

What’s still missing are House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s three representatives. Will she go extreme left to appease her base or look to compliment what appears to be a good lineup for negotiations?


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  1. I think thsi Super Committee crap is just that. Another shell game concocted to keep kickng the can of responsibility down the old beltway.

    Let me hit the high spots of this shell game:
    1. Committees are also allowed to submit recommendations to the Super Committee by October 14, 2011.
    2. Committee vote on recommendations due Nov. 23, 2011.
    3. Committee report due by December 2nd.
    4. Committees of jurisdiction must report by December 9th.
    5. Floor vote on final passage due December 23rd.
    6. Committee vote on recommendations due Nov. 23, 2011. Committee report due by December 2nd.
    7. Floor vote on final passage due December 23rd.
    8. The bill sets a goal of $1.8 trillion in deficit reduction from 2012 to 2021.
    Conclusion: So what! Only a “goal ” averaging $180 billion per year is set. Not even enough to pay the iannual interest on the debt. Show me where it says anything HAS TO BE DONE, such as a “mandated minimal savings”. Our politicians are playing with themselves in public again. Pure bullsh*t. Business as usual.

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