Aides: Super committee likely to announce failure to reach debt deal
November 20th, 2011
10:48 AM ET
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Aides: Super committee likely to announce failure to reach debt deal

Washington (CNN) - Members of the super committee charged with coming up with $1.2 trillion in budget cuts are focused on how to announce failure to reach a deal, Democratic and Republican aides confirmed to CNN Sunday.

While aides said no final decision had been made, they acknowledged that - barring an unforeseen development - an announcement of no deal is the most likely scenario.

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  1. KatR

    It is now time for the Occupy movement to occupy the steps of the Capitol. And they need to stay there until Congress wakes up and realizes that it is WE THE PEOPLE--the 99% (or should I say 91% who disapprove of Congress right now) that are in charge of our government. As FDR told Congress on Dec 8th, 1941...."we will achieve the ultimate victory...so help us God".

    November 20, 2011 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  2. Hawk

    So whats the big deal? we knew this from the minute this so called super committee was formed. half democrat half republican. that alone told us that there would be no deal.

    November 20, 2011 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  3. wearethe_99

    What else should we have expected from a lame Congress? Their inability and/or unwillingness to act will no longer be tolerated by the American people. 2012 is going to be an interesting year.

    November 20, 2011 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  4. karen everett

    Congress is SUPPOSED to represent ALL the people NOT a few select wealthy campaign donors and special interest groups. It is time to quit playing politics and act in the best interest of the country and not the greedy!

    November 20, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  5. Ray E. (Georgia)

    It is way past time to return to Fiscal Responsibility. Do something even if it's wrong! That's a good one. WE WILL ACHEIVE THE UNTIMATE VICTORY, SO HELP US GOD. Well we are here 15 Trillion Dollars in Debt. Maybe that was the Victory FDR was talking about. Some Victory huh? It is time to step up to the Plate and announce the cuts! When people know the score they will adapt. They will make other plans, believe me. Do it!

    November 20, 2011 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  6. diridi

    Tax Rich, cut defense, pass reforms like Senate and Congress Term-limits, Anti-Lobby laws.....Newt took 2.8 million dollars from Freddie Mac....do you know...? He now says, he got this money for advise to Freddie Mac...do you believe Middle Class America? If you believe, it is Karma....that's it...GOP is not for you, they are for corporate thugs, Insurance Looters, Rich...not for your....vote Democratic Ticket direct...God bless...

    November 20, 2011 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  7. Jeff627

    I wonder...with complete failure in their job performance will any of the super committee people be docked pay, get fired, get demoted? I'm going to guess NO. Seems like people in government can fail time and time again to accomplish anything with no risk to their job standing at all. If I performed this poorly at work....holy crap!!!!

    November 20, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  8. vic , nashville ,tn

    2012 democratic party’s year simple
    Recent polls in from Tennessee (republican’s state) 69% says they like to see tax increase

    November 20, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  9. GOPTers Cave -- Again!

    Just curious. Who thought this committee ever stood a chance of getting anything done to begin with? Boehner is completely out of control, has been since the day he became Speaker of the House. Too bad his party spent an entire year catering to their right wing extremists. Talk about fear. This political party led by Grover Norquist hasn't got a leg to stand on legally yet he somehow manages to control the entire Republican wing of the party. One silly little man and the Republican Party (including Mitt Romney) bow to his every demand. What an absolute party of wusses the Republicans have become.

    November 20, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  10. maf

    So . . . automatic cuts across the board!!! They couldn't figure this would happen with a group of 12 when they couldn't get a deal in the chamber??? Time to cut congressional salaries at the same percentage they cut everything else!!
    Gridlock remains. President Obama will have to do it on his own, and has been forced to, so no one gets to complain about the end results. The "haves" will continue to have and the "have nots" will continue to not so this whole non-event has been a huge waste of time and resources. I will continue to choose people over money, as money will continue to be of less value. Even though you might have some, it won't go as far and will certainly alienate your neighbor.

    I see a civil uprising on the horizon. It won't just be "occupy", it will be "Justify!".

    November 20, 2011 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  11. Chewy

    The members of the Super Committee are grossly overpaid.

    November 20, 2011 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  12. Anonymous

    KatR, maybe some corporations and uber wealthy Americans use loopholes to avoid their fair share but the vast majority of the 1% pay the full load and it's huge.

    So get rid of the loopholes and we"ll collect a ton more money without screwing those who are successful and do pay an incredeible amount of taxes all a higher rate than everyone else.

    Let's get realistic and rational on this issue and not be led by media hype.

    November 20, 2011 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  13. chuck weidemann

    There go the Bush tax cuts!!! We get the government we are deserving right now After all we voted in extremely short sighted, single issue fundamentalists. What country do we live in??? This is how we want to live?? Until we Vote for people that make things work as they are ... instead of how they think it ought to be.... We are governed by political winds!!!!

    November 20, 2011 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  14. THE LONE OKIE

    The cuts don't take effect until 2013, wow.

    November 20, 2011 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  15. Richard

    Since we're into wars – war on terror, war on drugs, war on younameitwelikewar.

    Until we declare war on having any more wars, we're gonna go broke.

    November 20, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  16. Len

    Surprise...no.....what did you expect....we voted these people in office in 2010.....we have a very unintelligent society.....how can you elect people that take a pledge that only benefits 1 percent of the population.....the rich are not job creators, another untruth......we better wake up or their will be No middle class.....do your homework instead of listening to sound bites that distort the truth....Wake up folks and vote responsibly in 2012 or we are all in big trouble....

    November 20, 2011 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  17. Larry L

    Each of the Congressmen in this committee should face recall votes in their states. They get paid good money for results, not poilitical theater. If they can't work together we could replace them all with a decision matrix that automatically selects courses of action without relying upon the character or wisdom of our leaders. Let's fire this group and get the attention of the others!

    November 20, 2011 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  18. G. Carter

    The reason the "committee" can't find a solution to moving forward with the debt crisis, is because they never even mentioned starting with the Man in The Mirror! When our LEADERS/PUBLIC SERVANTS, start abiding by the same rules they make for all other Americans, we will all be willing to sacrifice! They want to highlight Social Security, etc., while they continue to have lifetime pensions, great health care for themselves AND FAMILY, go on junkets, paid for by the taxpayer, annual fitness subscriptions for $20.00, break the laws, go unpunished, try to say they are "sorry" and remain in office, while the average American is hurting beyond belief. Then "they" have the nerve to arrest Americans who dare to peacefully protest. Shame, shame, shame!

    November 20, 2011 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |