Super committee: 10 days to deadline and no deal imminent
November 13th, 2011
03:55 PM ET
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Super committee: 10 days to deadline and no deal imminent

Washington (CNN) – They have been meeting for two months, poring over concepts and ideas already hashed out by three other groups over the past year.

But 10 days before their deadline, members of the so-called congressional "super committee" created to forge a deficit reduction deal indicated Sunday that they remain hung up on basic issues of tax and entitlement reform that have previously stymied agreement.

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soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. THE LONE OKIE

    Cut everything evenly, no exceptions. Stop letting these corporations, companies and people pay "zero tax".

    November 13, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  2. Larry L

    They are members of our Congress and therefore incapable of ignoring their Beltway Bandit masters and actually doing the right thing for the American people. Political contributions are bribes. They make a living taking bribes.

    November 13, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  3. Tony

    Dear super committee,

    If you don't produce an agreement, the defense budget will be slashed. Let's see how Republicans will fight the coming war with Iran with a slashed defense budget, if they win the White House,. After all, Republicans promise that they will go to war with Iran to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Unlike their promise on jobs, when Republicans make promise on wars they actually mean it.

    November 13, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  4. gt

    i hope they dont stick there heads in the sand....we are in deep deep do do....

    November 13, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  5. Ray

    2.5 Cut + 1.5 Rev = 4T simple republicans stop protecting the rich, this is fair and get off the Grover Norquist band wagon,

    November 13, 2011 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  6. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    This is all fake drama. The GOBP deathcult has never had any intention of voting to raise taxes on their cult overlords. They just want one more lever to generate fear, hate, lies and division. That's all they do. That's all they are.

    November 13, 2011 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  7. Four and The Door

    The Republicans have gone way past their politically safe position by offering $500 billion in new revenues. Now the Democrats are killing progress by refusing that offer. If there is no agreement the Democrats have their ideological tax grabbing greed as the reason. Apparently they are just that confident that Americans are not paying attention.

    November 13, 2011 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  8. Texas Billy

    Don't raise taxes. The government already spends to damn much money. I suggest that you cut the devil out of all them
    social programs. Starting with that Ponzi scheme call Social Security, we should cut the monthly benefits by 50%. We should stop giving anyone free medical care so just de-fund medicare and medicaid programs. America is for those that are willing to work hard for a future. We should not be a haven for the socialist slugs in our society.

    GOD BLESS AMERICA!

    November 13, 2011 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  9. chris

    OMG they have committee every thing to death!, It's time to do YOUR JOBS CONGRESS. Do what Wright for this country and not was best for your packs.

    November 13, 2011 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  10. Larry L

    How about a recall election for each of the members of the "Super Committee" should they fail to do their job? That's what would happen in any other job – military or civilian!

    November 13, 2011 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  11. Rick McDaniel

    The "deal" was predetermined. Obama planned for the "default" cuts, all along.

    November 13, 2011 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  12. bobcat2u

    The democrats have already agreed to entitlement cuts, even at the possible loss of their jobs. The republicans still will not consider raising taxes. That is the only hold-up in getting this budget passed. So whos doorstep would you lay this on ? Remember, only on side is unwilling to compromise here.

    November 13, 2011 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  13. bobcat2u

    The democrats have already agreed to offer some cuts in entitlements. The republicans still refuse to allow raising of taxes. Seems to me that there is still only one side willing to compromise here. And here's a hint. It's not the GOP.

    November 13, 2011 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  14. bobcat2u

    The republicans are still standing in the way of passing this budget. Why? The democrats are already putting stuff on the table that could cost them their jobs. If those automatic cuts go into effect, you'll know the reason why.

    November 13, 2011 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  15. Nameking

    Lesson we have a choice with this super committee. We either give money to the corporations and hope they hire folks to create growth which haven't happened in the last 10 years. Or we don't rape the American people with dragonian cuts, and leave some money in their pockets to support small businesses who hires 75 percent of American workers.

    November 13, 2011 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  16. "The GOP biggest deception is getting the Poor and Middle class to believe they are out to help them"

    The GOP is playing right into the Democrats hand and I love it!!! LOL I think 2012 will see a big change in Congress!!

    November 13, 2011 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  17. AlaskaPalin

    Cuts not tax. 300billion from welfare. 400billion from health care. 200billion from education and 100billion from foreign aid. Repatriate the 2 trillion dollars held offshore by giving tax breaks to cooperations. increase the drilling or mining of fossil fuel. We need economic revolution to restart this economy. Liberals are to be blamed for the collapse of wall street. Its the consequences of the liberal professors who taught their Mba graduates that 'there is no absolutes; truth is relative or what you make it- that's what we see played out in the greed that has brought about the greatest lost of wealth in the history of mankind and the near collapse of our financial system. Liberals are to be blamed not the rich.

    November 13, 2011 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  18. monogopapenog

    Hensarling has hope. Hope is not a plan. No wonder the country is in such a mess with leaders(not) making policy.

    November 13, 2011 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  19. BBB

    "Super committee: 10 days to deadline and no deal imminent" How about we the people make an imminent deal of kicking them all out of congress within the next 100 days?

    November 14, 2011 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  20. kat

    Whyn are we paying the entire Congress and Senate when we can get it done with with 12... Come on, is our entire system broken? We need some serious changes, I would start with term limits for Senate and Congress.

    November 14, 2011 01:45 am at 1:45 am |
  21. Alex

    What a joke. These guys aren't going to change a thing sorry to say.

    November 14, 2011 03:19 am at 3:19 am |
  22. Marie MD

    Ask that kyl to come up with some wrong numbers and information. He is really good at it mr. 3% = 98%

    November 14, 2011 06:14 am at 6:14 am |
  23. one voice

    The 3 GOP Committee members have no desire to strike a deal, they want us to fail.

    November 14, 2011 06:22 am at 6:22 am |