Posts tagged "Super Committee"

Gov. Christie to Obama: 'What the hell are we paying you for?'

He also blames both parties for the super committee’s failure to solve the problem. Let’s hear it for the big guy.

Why a $4 trillion deficit reduction would be easier than $1.2 trillion

The idea is certainly counterintuitive, but it’s a serious proposal from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. This is the group’s explanation: … a Go Big approach [$4 trillion] is not just what is needed to get control of the debt from a policy perspective, a comprehensive approach can also improve the chances of... Read more »

End all energy subsidies, whether for coal or renewables.

Now here’s an idea that I could support, and I think that many Americans would too. Below is a press release highlighting legislation that would do exactly that. It’s from Freedom Action, “a web-based gathering of activists dedicated to self governance and free markets.”  Its web site is Freedom Action Supports New Bill to End Energy... Read more »

Health care is the largest special interest group lobbying the congressional super committee

The Sunlight Foundation has broken down by industry the special interests that are lobbying the congressional super committee to avoid having their funds cut. The Foundation’s study reports: The healthcare industry is the dominating lobbying activity before the Super Committee, according to third quarter lobbying reports. Almost 30 percent of the organizations that reported lobbying the... Read more »

What's going on with the Super Committee?

It’s easy to forget that a bi-partisan committee of both houses of Congress is meeting (in private) to figure out how to cut $1.5 trillion from the federal budget. If it doesn’t by Nov. 23, the ax will fall and the across-the-board budget cuts of similar size will be automatically imposed. So, what’s the Super... Read more »
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