As the deadline quickly approaches to address the debt ceiling, negotiations have indicated that they now have something. They call it a ‘Super Congress.’ Sounding more like a fly-by-night Hollywood superhero that fights debt related crimes, this Super Congress would be put together to help speed legislation through the Humpty Dumpty system.
This “Super Congress,” composed of members of both chambers and both parties, isn’t mentioned anywhere in the Constitution, but would be granted extraordinary new powers. Under a plan put forth by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his counterpart Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), legislation to lift the debt ceiling would be accompanied by the creation of a 12-member panel made up of 12 lawmakers — six from each chamber and six from each party.
Legislation approved by the Super Congress — which some on Capitol Hill are calling the “super committee” — would then be fast-tracked through both chambers, where it couldn’t be amended by simple, regular lawmakers, who’d have the ability only to cast an up or down vote. With the weight of both leaderships behind it, a product originated by the Super Congress would have a strong chance of moving through the little Congress and quickly becoming law.
This could be the most ignorant idea to come out of Washington yet! This goes against everything that this nation was founded on. Washington was set up on the idea of checks and balances, which is something this country hasn’t seen for a long time.
This ranks right up there with TARP. Back room deals in the dark of night, only to be forced through the system? This is a giant slap in the face to all Americans.
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