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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: funfan

If they put Coburn on it, you can bet there will be a compromise. He will be the seventh vote the Dems need.


81 posted on 08/09/2011 3:56:31 PM PDT by kabar
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To: clove; Interesting Times; zot
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

I wonder if the Swift Boat Veterans and POW's for Truth will come out of retirement to castigate Reid for Kerry's selection to this committee.

Regards,

TS

82 posted on 08/09/2011 3:58:19 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: clove

They’re not expecting cameras in the meeting rooms.


83 posted on 08/09/2011 4:00:13 PM PDT by e_castillo (Drill here drill now...)
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To: clove

Three pieces of leftist shit. Can’t wait to see who the other three are - Hitler, Stalin, and Chavez?


84 posted on 08/09/2011 4:02:54 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: clove
This is a sick, disgusting, abomination.

The people who agreed to this "deal" will find that 1) it is no deal, 2) That they will be part of the group that has to go in 2012, and 3) that our national security will be hurt terribly as long as this abomination is allwed to stand.

If they do not find the cuts, the cuts will come down automatically and a huge part of it will be on the military. IOW< it gives the dems what they want anyway...leaving the largest cuts on the military and not their pet social programs through which they pay off their supporters, and further enslave Americans and trap them in a sick circle of voting for those who give them a hand out which destroys their initiative and makes them dependent on these warped politicians.

These dems will have very little reason to come to a deal with the Republicans on the committee who are very likely to push for real cuts...meaningful cuts in the size and scope of government and its out of control spending, which is exactly what must happen to end this madness.

It will now be left to the incoming congress in 2013 to straighten this out...God grant that we turn these other vipers and career pols, and rascals out, wholesale.

TEA PARTY TIME IN AMERICA

85 posted on 08/09/2011 4:03:15 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: The Shrew
I wonder if the Swift Boat Veterans and POW's for Truth will come out of retirement to castigate Reid for Kerry's selection to this committee.

Not a chance.

86 posted on 08/09/2011 4:06:22 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: clove

They are going to squash any progress on real cuts to force it to the across the board cuts option which will especially decimate the military. It’s their wet dream to see America disarmed so here’s their chance.


87 posted on 08/09/2011 4:09:03 PM PDT by Reagan is King
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To: clove
And for the Republicans, batting first and playing pitcher...Scott Brown!(woohowoohoo!!)

batting second and playing playing catcher...Lindsay Graham (woohoo woohoo!!!)

batting third and playing left field....Olympia Snowe (woohoo woohoo!!!)

88 posted on 08/09/2011 4:09:24 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West (this tagline under review))
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To: clove

Thats okay, we will probably end up with McCain, Graham, and Snow for the GOP.


89 posted on 08/09/2011 4:09:49 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: clove

Super Committee = Super Commie BS. Tactics of Totalitarians. FSuper Committee.

Who is in OUR house? We control the purse-strings. Why have you defaulted your responsibility to this scam? DEFUND socialist collectives foreign and domestic...NOW. Pick some. Start.


90 posted on 08/09/2011 4:10:29 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: clove

If they can make it to the first session without drilling chimp drool all over themselves, we may be in even more serious trouble than when pResident Downgrade took over.


91 posted on 08/09/2011 4:10:53 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: clove

“But she is also a member of leadership, a senior member of the Budget Committee, and a woman..”

I object! Who says it’s a woman? Until the honorable representatives from the great state of Washington speak to us and tell us what species it is, it should not be seated.

Ask if it can puzzle out this mystery: 2 + 2 = ?


92 posted on 08/09/2011 4:11:19 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: radioone

John Kerry walks into a bar and the bartender says, “Why
the long face?”


93 posted on 08/09/2011 4:12:37 PM PDT by firebrand (It's obscene that we have not yet impeached Obama. Can we do it now? Now?)
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To: clove

Let us all note: the spineless, worthless REPUBICANS are gong along with this crap, just like always.


94 posted on 08/09/2011 4:21:38 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: basil

Give it some time.....


95 posted on 08/09/2011 4:22:15 PM PDT by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: muawiyah

“So you have the stupidest woman in the Senate.....”

I’ll see their Patty Murray and raise them a Barbara Boxer....

Kerry is no genius either.....


96 posted on 08/09/2011 4:22:22 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (Palin/West 2012)
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To: clove
They think creating a centralized governing entity above and within a centralized governing entity will solve the problem that is all about a centralized governing entity with too much power. What fools we have that cede more power to a failed concept.

They need to DISMANTLE the sloven beast that chokes the country to death, NOT give it Viagra!

97 posted on 08/09/2011 4:23:08 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: Stillwaters; Pride in the USA

This is a sick joke. We are so screwed.


98 posted on 08/09/2011 4:23:50 PM PDT by lonevoice (schizophrenic hostage taking hobbit terrorist)
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To: clove

Oh yeah, that’s a “balanced approach”


99 posted on 08/09/2011 4:26:13 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: clove

Be interesting to know who we send to counter THESE keystone kops!


100 posted on 08/09/2011 4:26:42 PM PDT by LUV W (It's the Obama Downgrade!)
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