Let’s Just Start with #1
The Super Committee/Super Congress Is Unconstitutional
THE SUPER CONGRESS
In August of this year (2011) the way Congress worked since 1789 was changed . 12 Congressional Reps now make the decisions on what is voted on instead of the full Congress. They are about to recommend cuts and the “regular” congress will not be able to change these “recommendations”, go into committee to work things out or change the proposals brought to them by the Super Committee in any way. These proposals are supposed to be presented on November 23.
The Super Congress draws up where to cut and there is no chance to amend by Congress. THEY MUST EITHER VOTE YES OR NO — AS IS. They say that if Congress does not agree to it, then automatic cuts will be made. These triggers will be activated automatically.
Normal Congressional Process has been overwritten. Normally items would be taken to committee if needed before a final vote was taken. Normally all members of Congress would have equal say.
THIS ONLY YES OR NO VOTE to the proposals that the Super Congress comes up with IS NOT HOW OUR GOVERNMENT WAS SET UP.
This is unconstitutional. The constitutional does not allow FOR A SUPERCONGRESS. It demotes all the rest of the congress to a lower rank. This is NOT right. It is not consistent with the Constitution or our history.
Each of these picked 3 members of the Super Congress
Super Congress is:
▪ Patty Murray, Washington, Co-Chair
▪ Max Baucus, Montana
▪ John Kerry, Massachusetts
▪ Jon Kyl, Arizona
▪ Rob Portman, Ohio
▪ Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania
▪ Xavier Becerra, California
▪ Jim Clyburn, South Carolina
▪ Chris Van Hollen, Maryland
▪ Jeb Hensarling, Texas, Co-Chair
▪ Fred Upton, Michigan
▪ Dave Camp, Michigan
How/When Was It Created?
The Super Congress was created under the Budget Control Act of 2011. Passed by Congress August 2011.
FROM WIKIPEDIA: The committee is charged with issuing a recommendation by November 23, 2011 for at least $1.5 trillion in additional deficit reduction steps to be undertaken over a ten‐year period. This would be the second installment of deficit reduction measures. Possible areas to be examined by the committee include: revenue increases, including raising taxes; tax reforms, such as simplifying the tax code and eliminating some tax breaks and loopholes; military spending cuts; and measures to reform and slow the growth of entitlement programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. According to White House economics adviser Gene Sperling, “everything is on the table.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress_Joint_Select_Committee_on_Deficit_Reduction