BLITZER'S BLOG: Increasing gloom as super committee deadline looms
Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf testifies during a hearing before the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee, also known as the supercommittee, September 13, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
October 27th, 2011
02:16 PM ET
9 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: Increasing gloom as super committee deadline looms

(CNN) – It was sort of lost in the headlines but Democratic members of the so-called super committee proposed some major changes in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid spending – something Democrats in general strongly oppose.

As part of their effort to revive the failed Barack Obama-John Boehner budget negotiations of earlier in the year, the super committee Democrats put forward a $3 trillion package in deficit reduction over the next ten years.


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  1. The Real Tom Paine

    @Democrat Party- leftist, blah blah blah:
    " It represents exactly what the Founding Fathers warned us about, a massive oppressive federal government."

    Really? Which one of the Founding Fathers specifically warned us about that? george Washington advocated a strong executive after his experience of dealing with the Congress during the Revolution. Every one of his officers who joined him in his cabinet agreed with this view: the ones who did not were the ones who never served whith him and had to winess the chaos of the Congress with no real executive branch and no judiciary. Your understanding of the Founders is laughable, but, if you don't belive me, read Ron Chernow's biographies of Washington and Hamilton: you might learn something if you dare to put down the intellectual babyfood you've obviously been imbibing.

    October 27, 2011 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  2. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    "All of this has happened in the past WITHOUT TRILLIONS in borrowed government spending."

    Dude, each time you post you look stupider and stupider. Go google "Keynesian economics" and "The Great Depression."
    Time for you to get an education.

    October 27, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  3. Ray E. (Georgia)

    It is time to do something! Make the announcment, set the deadline and slash! As soon as people know they will have to make other plans, gusee what? They will make other plans! Do it, now. And then Don't Wire Palladin, San Francisco. He is no Palladin, trust me. The inmates have been in charge of the Asylum for too long. Democrats, that is.

    October 27, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    As long as King Grover (Norquist) dictates to the republicans, nothing will ever get done.

    TWO unfunded wars to pay for and the multi-millionnaires can't be taxed 1/2 of 1% ??? How asinine !!

    October 27, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:
    Hey Rudy – not sure if you noticed, but it's Obama supporters on this blog calling for Hillary. I guess they're not happy with what they've got... mmkay?
    POP! Hate to burst your bubble, but those are not really liberals posting that stuff. Argh, they had a name for them back in 2008. Regardless, people posting that stuff are waging a disinformation campaign. BTW, I had even quoted you promoting that stuff. Didn't you notice?

    October 27, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
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