Bob Higgins

Congress Searches Universe for Grand Unified Theory

Posted in Financial Crime, Politics by Bob Higgins on August 12, 2011
Super Committee's Solution, Un-Debateably Pretty

Super Committee's Solution, Un-Debateably Pretty

Superman, Super bowl, super size, super model.

Put the word super in front of another noun and it supposedly becomes larger than life itself. A marketing gimmick used by everyone from defense contractors to hamburger hucksters, super has become a super cliché.

Now the appellation is used as a modifier to name a congressional committee that we are to believe will go where no committee has gone before, to the far edges of the deficit universe in search of the dark matter of budget reform. The committee and the discoveries and conclusions it returns to the mother ship, will be immune, we’re told, from partisan bickering, from argument, from filibuster and amendment.

The committee of twelve has been stacked with 6 republicans and Max Baucus and its conclusions must be voted up or down by the full congress without further discussion or amendment. It would be lovely to test the constitutionality of this super legal committee in the SCOTUS but more than half of the court’s super annuated members have been super politicized by super PAC super dollars.

This “super committee” is yet another misdirection play, a sleight of hand to distract the public from the fact that the deal has already been done in the boardrooms and executive suites of our self-serving corporations. The marching orders have already been written, the lobby lizards are working the aisles and congress is drooling over the checks that are about to hit their campaign accounts. (more…)

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