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Source: Democrats Murray, Baucus, Kerry on Super Committee
National Journal ^ | August 9, 2011 | 5:28 p.m. | Susan Davis

Posted on 08/09/2011 2:50:06 PM PDT by clove

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will appoint Democratic Sens. Patty Murray of Washington, Max Baucus of Montana, and John Kerry of Massachusetts to the new super committee tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in additional deficit reduction by November 23, according to a senior Democratic aide familiar with Reid’s decision, which is expected to be made public as early as Wednesday.

Additionally, Murray is expected to co-chair the committee, officially named the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, along with a still unnamed House Republican. A spokesman for Reid did not respond to a request for comment.

Reid’s decision to tap Murray will likely be met with scrutiny, as she is also chairing the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the 2012 election cycle. But she is also a member of leadership, a senior member of the Budget Committee, and a woman on what is likely to be a male-dominated committee.

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To: clove
It could have been worse.

Maybe not.


151 posted on 08/10/2011 5:32:10 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Pentagon cuts (our current budget has very little to do with “defense”) are fine with me. Conservatives simply need to realize that we can’t afford to keep policing the planet. We’re broke. It will be interesting to see if any down-the-line defenders of the Pentagon come out for tax increases at the last minute before the triggers! BTW, I find it amusing how many conservatives suddenly become promoters of baseline budgeting when it comes to the Pentagon.


152 posted on 08/10/2011 7:22:20 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: IamConservative
DeMint, Rubio and Rand Paul have no chance with Mr. Cave-in McConnell doing the appointing. He has no guts to take a stand. Wouldn't surprise me. McCain, Lugar, Snowe (or Collins.)

I would be willing to bet money on that statement!

153 posted on 08/10/2011 7:47:54 AM PDT by johnny reb (A Trillion seconds is 32,000 Years!)
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To: clove

Heavens! Can’t these failed creepy crawlers just stay in the dustbins of history...or maybe teach at Berkeley or Harbaad...


154 posted on 08/10/2011 8:22:35 AM PDT by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: eleni121
Our Only hope is that someone will ambush the entire committee.What a bunch of loser's. Come on 2012.
155 posted on 08/11/2011 6:46:08 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Enjoy the Present, Prepare for the Worst. Buy Gold and Silver.)
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To: lonevoice

If true, why should anyone be surprised? We knew that the dims would load the Super Committee with libtards. The Republicans should have known this, but they apparently can’t see the forest through the trees.


156 posted on 08/12/2011 11:30:27 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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