Tuesday, the Senate passed the debt limit bill. It calls for a bipartisan committee of legislators from both Houses who will decide what $1.2 Trillion to cut from the budget. This will give those lawmakers such unprecedented power that there are already fights over who will be on the committee. Some are referring to it as the “Super Congress”.
- I don’t think most Americans believe there is anything “Super” about Congress.
- By the time they finish arguing over who gets to be on the committee, we’ll have reached the new debt ceiling anyway.
- The head of the “Super Congress” will not only have a gavel, but wear tights, a flowing cape and a decoder ring.
- If they actually come to an agreement on cuts, the whole country will experience “Shock and Awe”.