Super Committee Deadline Approachith With No ‘Deal’ In Sight
It Was Designed To Fail - Massive Cuts Kick In Without Full Congressional Action
By Dell Hill
If you resist the temptation to become one with your recliner, we invite you to consider this piece of updated political news.
Via Jazz Shaw @ Hot Air
“With the Washington Post reporting – and Senator Jon Kyl confirming
– that there’s a general sense of malaise surrounding budget deal
negotiations, the end may be in sight. Unfortunately, the light at the
end of the tunnel is looking more and more like it’s the headlight of an
congressional committee tasked with reducing the federal deficit is
poised to admit defeat as soon as Monday, and its unfinished business
will set up a year-end battle over emergency jobless benefits and an
expiring payroll tax holiday.
provisions are among a host of measures set to lapse at the end of
December. During nearly three months of negotiations, the
“supercommittee” had been weighing whether to extend at least some of
them as part of a broader plan to shave a minimum of $1.2 trillion over
the next decade.
mere fact of failure, should it occur, probably won’t come as a shock
to most observers. (Our friends at Outside the Beltway, in fact, rather
blandly call it “An Unsurprising Failure.”)
But from all of these interviews and a sampling of the talking heads
this weekend, what was more startling to me was an indication that a lot
of these folks really never wanted the committee to succeed in the
first place. But why? A few observations follow.
the Left side of the aisle, there does seem to be one possible answer
which led me to one of those forehead slapping, “I coulda’ had a V-8″
moments. I was watching a panel of entirely left wing pundits on MSNBC
this morning, two of whom came out without prevarication and said they
were openly hoping the group would fail to meet the deadline.
reason? Because then the sequestration would kick in and it leaves
entitlement programs essentially untouched while making deep cuts in the
military. And as one noted, such cuts to the military are, “long
they pointed out that failure would result in the end of the Bush era
tax cuts which, as one of them put it, “would solve most of our problems
long since gotten over being shocked at hearing things like this, and
in some ways it was rather refreshing to hear it stated so openly and
honestly. Of course, it’s also disastrously wrong as far as I can tell,
but at least it’s honest.
there have been plenty on the Right who have adopted a hang dog
attitude about the work the committee is attempting as well. The general
consensus seems to be that if there were to be a deal, in order to get
any of the Democrats on board it was going to involve massive tax
increases. Better to give up and head to sequester rather than give in
on that, goes this line of thinking.”
From Dell’s vantage point:
pointed out that failure would result in the end of the Bush era tax
cuts which, as one of them put it, “would solve most of our problems
Anyone who is so incredibly stupid as to believe that statement is even close to accurate should be drawn and quartered.
entire super committee fiasco was the Democrat’s brainchild, designed
to take control of the economy via a handful of people assigned to a
super committee, rather than have those decisions made by congress as a
whole. If you can’t see and understand this political stunt, you’re
either a Libtard who doesn’t know any better or a person who needs
serious schooling in “the camps”.