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If the details being reported about the potential deal are accurate, then if I were a Senator or Representative in the US Congress, I would vote against it. A defense spending cut trigger is not sufficient, especially when measured against the Supercommittee's likely cuts on our social safety net.

US Rep Tim Ryan represented his district well, imo, when he said, based upon the details so far, he would vote against it. Andrea Mitchell, Luke Russert, David Gregory, and Chuck Todd also realize that this proposal cannot pass the House. It will lose a lot of Republican support and get precious little support from House Democratic Members. Andrea Mitchell said that the longer that proposal gets examined, the less likely that it is to pass the House. We need to call our representatives on Monday and ask them to oppose this bill. Call them whether they are Republican or Democratic.

The Senate is only part of the lawmaking branch. After this passes the Senate, it will be the House's turn. $3 Trillion in cuts, Medicare on the line, and yet no tax increase trigger. No way. We are not done yet, not by a long ways. Minority Leader Pelosi should tell the deal makers that this will not get Democratic support in the House.

Let Minority Leader Pelosi finish this thing !

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  •  The whole "supercommittee" thing is anathema. (0+ / 0-)

    It is a logically unsound construct in light of the purposes behind the current and historic functions of the 2 bodies of the Legislative branch.

    Combine this absurd abomination with those of Citizens United and the SuperPac and we have, essentially, 12 sponsored dictators and a lot of empty chairs.

    It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

    by Murphoney on Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 11:22:33 AM PDT

  •  Andrea Mitchell Is Married to Alan Greenspan.... (0+ / 0-)

    He should be in jail.  That old biddy has collossal nerve showing her face anywhere.  Her hubby engineered the economic disaster we have today.

    That being said.....she's right, this just went down in the Senate.  It's going nowhere in the House.  

  •  Pelosi and Reid both said that (0+ / 0-)

    they would not vote for a deal that included cutting benefits for SS and Medicare.  There are other coalitions that have also said the same thing.

    I'm not sure what disgusts me more, the fact that McConnell is calling the shots or the utter betrayal by this administration in order to have a tidy re-election campaign.

    PS, Just a few days ago I announced that I never react to news leaks, I wait and see.  Dang, I don't know what happened to my composure in these few days.


    The religious fanatics didn't buy the republican party because it was virtuous, they bought it because it was for sale

    by nupstateny on Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 12:34:37 PM PDT

  •  Not going to comment on your position (0+ / 0-)

    Only came by to say this:  Andrea Mitchell, Luke Russert, David Gregory, and Chuck Todd are the last four people whose opinions I would trust. There are, however, others in the media whose opinions I do value and they all concur that the damage has already been done. Where we go from here is up to us, not the government. They are about as over as disco.

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