Congressional leaders have appointed the “Super Committee” tasked by the debt reduction deal to recommend spending cuts and bring the federal budget under control. There have been other such committees, of course, whose recommendations have been ignored, but this one has some clout: Its recommendations will be voted on with an up or down vote–rather than death by a thousand amendments–and if they get voted down, automatic cuts click in.
What do you know of these folks? Do you think they can solve the debt problem?
Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas;
Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan;
Rep. Fred Upton, also from Michigan;
Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona
Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio;
Sen. Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania
Sen. Patty Murray of Washington
Sen. Max Baucus of Montana
Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts
Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina
Rep. Xavier Becerra of California
Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland