Washington (CNN) - Eight days and counting.
With time running out, senior Democrats and Republicans remained unclear Tuesday about the prospects of success for the so-called congressional "super committee" - the 12-member panel charged with the seemingly Herculean task of finding at least $1.2 trillion in savings over the next decade.
Actually, a $ 1 trillion could be gotten by ditching Bush's "temporary" tax cuts for the grossly rich over ten years.
High drama, this super committee is. Reach compromise, they will not. Accept responsiblity, they have not. Blame each other, they cannot. Our futures, at stake they are.
Man, it is times like this when I wish I could walk into DC and pull off the ultimate Jedi mind trick.
Let's face it. This 'committee' is not going to come up with anything that the full Congress can work with. Too many political "irons" will get in the way. The Dems will have their solution; the Repubs will have theirs and the twain will never meet. Just cut military spending by bringing all forces home, including the 1000s of service personnel in Germany, So. Korea, Italy, England and every other base. Put these forces to work patroling the borders and helping the security of our ports and territorial waters. That would be a start and get us out of the 'nation building' mode this country has been in for too long.
Down to the wire again because of GOP games and politics. I have to admit I had to laugh at their half hearted and transparent attempt as to try and come across as conciliatory. After their fierce devotion to their obstructionist agenda for all this time no one bought that act. This committee fails it is on the GOP.
"Actually, a $ 1 trillion could be gotten by ditching Bush's "temporary" tax cuts for the grossly rich over ten years."
It could also be obtained (not "gotten") by ditching Obamacare, which no one really wants anyway. Just sayin...
"Man, it is times like this when I wish I could walk into DC and pull off the ultimate Jedi mind trick."
They need minds to trick, which I'm sorry to say they have not. They are mindless automoton marionettes puppetted about by their purse strings.
Fair-is-Fair. I hear you, and thanks for the grammatical fix. But, the CBO does say "Obamacare" reduces the deficit by containing cost increases for Medicare/Medicaid over that same period. I have seen nothing but the GOP/TP debate ramblings that prove otherwise.
Make a note of this America. It is now crystal-clear to all but the most deluded GOBP deathcult members that the rightwing is deliberately ignoring the will of the vast majority of Americans who want taxes raised on the filthy rich. The GOBP deathcult instead gives us the finger as they suck up to their corporate masters in the 1%,