Thursday, August 11, 2011

Deficit Super Committee Named

C-SPAN has a super committee page.
Democrats: Chris van Hollen, John Kerry, James Clyburn, Xavier Becerra, Max Baucus, Patty Murray.
Republicans: Jeb Hensarling, Dave Camp, Jon Kyl, Rob Portman, Pat Toomey, Fred Upton.
Note the diversity on the democratic team.
In summary, republicans don't want to raise taxes on the wealthy and they want big cuts to entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security. Democrats want smaller cuts to entitlements balanced with tax increases. Let the petty bickering commence!