Super Congress/Super Committee Low Down

Posted on November 21, 2011

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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.

http://youtu.be/0oK9FnhEC6U

http://youtu.be/lbvYUZ9Lfc4 

Huffington Post  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rw-sanders/the-super-congress-we-did_b_914635.html

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

REID (D-NV)

BOEHNER (R-OH)

PELOSI (D-CA)

MCCONNELL (R-KY)

Super Congress is:

Senate members

Patty Murray, Washington, Co-Chair

Max Baucus, Montana

John Kerry, Massachusetts

Jon Kyl, Arizona

Rob Portman, Ohio

Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania

House members

Xavier Becerra, California

Jim Clyburn, South Carolina

Chris Van Hollen, Maryland

Jeb Hensarling, Texas, Co-Chair

Fred Upton, Michigan

Dave Camp, Michigan

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MORE INFORMATION

How/When Was It Created? 
http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/federalbudgetprocess/a/What-Is-Super-Congress.htm 
The Super Congress was created under the Budget Control Act of 2011. Passed by Congress August 2011.

http://www.sentryjournal.com/2011/11/16/judge-napolitano-the-super-committee-is-unconstitutional/

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.[4][8][16] 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.[15] According to White House economics adviser Gene Sperling, “everything is on the table.”[17] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress_Joint_Select_Committee_on_Deficit_Reduction

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