The "Super Committee" was formed in this past late-summer's "Debt Ceiling" debate, effort to increase federal spending authority for the president without really saying so. This Super Committee, comprised of twelve Congressmen (six from each party; half from the House and half from the Senate) was tasked to reduce the deficit. If the Super Committee does not come to bi-partisan terms, and Congress fails to pass the recommendations they propose, automatic "cuts" kick in.
We believe it is an unconstitutional construct, but it is there and we have to deal with it.
Democrats are looking to pass $1.3 trillion in tax increases, with a similar amount in cuts, over the next 10 years. The Democrats are pushing for more spending on top of the tax increases. The same game plan they have been preaching for the last 3 years.
For a good analysis on the Super Committee, see this from The Heritage Foundation:
It appears that those involved are NOT attempting to look for real cuts. And any cuts to Medicare/Medicaid will be overturned as soon as the next Congress convenes.
Republicans offer to cut deficits by about $2.2 trillion over a decade; about one-third of that coming from increases in items such as Medicare premiums, the sale of public lands and airport fees -- measures that increase government revenue without raising taxes. The GOP plan also assumes that tax reform would generate economic growth that would also lift revenues. The GOP plan would also cut about $500 billion from Medicare over the next decade and $185 billion from Medicaid, officials said.
If the Democrats were serious, they would cut Obamacare, which could save over $2 trillion during same time ten-year period. See this link for the detail:
Tea Party Patriots has railed over the last 2½ years - Reduce the size of government; Slash spending and Repeal Obamacare - for trillions in savings!
Credit rating agencies, yet again, have stated emphatically that nothing less than $4 to $5 trillion in spending cuts will stem another downgrade in the U.S. credit rating...
Write to the Super Committee - but don't just stop there; e-mail, phone, fax, and tweet!
Here is a direct link to their website:
Whatever you can do - create a presence, from Tea Party groups all across the country!
The lobbyists are there, waiting to add more dollars to Super Committee members' campaign coffers! We have millions of members, enthusiastic Patriots who stand for their Country, NOT Party! Put pressure on them for: NO increase in ANY taxes, and CUT spending, PERIOD!
Here are your "Super Committee" members:
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) Committee Co-Chair: @RepHensarling
Phone: 202-225-3484 Fax: 202-226-4888
Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) Committee Co-Chair: @PattyMurray
Phone: 202-224-2621 Fax: 202-224-0238 Toll Free: 866-481-9186
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD): @ChrisVanHollen
Phone: 202-225-5341 Fax: 202-225-0375
Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ): @SenJonKyl
Phone: 202-224-4521 Fax: 202-224-2207
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA): @JohnKerry
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA): @SenToomey
Phone: 202-224-4254 Fax: 202-228-0284
Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT): No Known Account
Phone: 202-224-2651 Fax: 202-224-9412
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): @robportman
Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA): @RepBecerra
Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI): No Known Account
Phone: 202-225-3561 Fax: 202-225-9679
Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC): @Clyburn
Phone: 202-225-3315 Fax: 202-225-2313
Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI): @RepFredUpton
Phone: 202-225-3761 Fax: 202-225-4986
Tweeting to the Super Committee, should have a # setup... something like this:
@RepHensarling #SuperCommittee - NO tax inc., CUT spending #tpp
@RepHensarling #SuperCommittee - Repeal Obamacare, Save $2T #tpp