It was once said of the fictional character Colonel Blake of the famed Television series M.A.S.H. “This is the seat from where a thousand indecisions have been launched”. I am reminded of that line every time I hear about the “Super Committee”.
The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (aka Super Committee) is a committee comprised of 6 Democrats, and 6 Republicans, and has been meeting since August. The goal of this committee is to make meaningful reforms to reduce the national deficit. To date, no meaningful legislation has come from this body.
The Republicans continue to come to the table with proposals, but the Democrats refuse to compromise. They would rather increase revenues during an economic crisis, than solve the real problems, spending.
Meanwhile, Senator Kerry continues to give us the finger by promoting class warfare and refusing to extend the Bush tax cuts.
The real problem here is not revenue but spending. We need a balanced budget amendment.