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Source: Democrats Murray, Baucus, Kerry on Super Committee
http://www.nationaljournal.com//congress/source-democrats-murray-baucus-kerry-on-super-committee-201 ^ | 8/8 | susan davis

Posted on 08/09/2011 2:53:40 PM PDT by RummyChick

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.

Baucus is chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee with jurisdiction over many areas, including entitlement programs, that the committee is expected to examine. Kerry, meanwhile, was selected for his stature and Senate tenure.

The remaining nine lawmakers have yet to be announced. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., each must name three members to the panel by August 16.

The panel will need at least seven of the 12 lawmakers to vote on a final proposal by Thanksgiving in order to fast-track it through both chambers and send it to President Obama by December 23. If the panel deadlocks along partisan lines, it would trigger across-the-board cuts for both defense and non-defense spending.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: duplicate; johnkerry; obama; sourcetitlenoturl; usefulidiot

1 posted on 08/09/2011 2:53:46 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
Well, that inspires confidence...
2 posted on 08/09/2011 2:55:52 PM PDT by null and void (Day 929. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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To: RummyChick

didn’t john kerry serve in cambodia?


3 posted on 08/09/2011 2:56:55 PM PDT by sappy
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To: RummyChick

Joke of the day. They could not find their way out of a paper baag.


4 posted on 08/09/2011 2:57:07 PM PDT by mulligan
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To: RummyChick

Those three couldn’t find their ass with both hands.


5 posted on 08/09/2011 2:57:13 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: RummyChick

Wow. We will have our triple A rating in no time with these three geniuses in charge. A drunk, a gigolo and an incompetent. Swell.


6 posted on 08/09/2011 2:57:13 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: RummyChick

That Super Committee was one of the dumbest things the Party of Stupid ever agreed to.

McConnell’s idea to give Obama authority to raise the debt ceiling was another dumb idea.

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7 posted on 08/09/2011 2:57:43 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: RummyChick

If the GOP picks one tax increaser for the committee, they commit suicide.

Crapo, Chambliss and Coburn are all tax increasers.


8 posted on 08/09/2011 2:57:58 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

so who is up for the Republican side.

Mccain, Graham and...

they might not pick Graham since he recently sided with Demint.


9 posted on 08/09/2011 2:59:36 PM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: RummyChick

Senator Murray???? Isn’t she the one who is yearly voted as the stupidest senator?


10 posted on 08/09/2011 2:59:42 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: RummyChick
Baucus and Kerry? Unless Rubio is appointed to explain to Kerry how everything works,this will be a complete waste of time.
11 posted on 08/09/2011 2:59:51 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: null and void

LMAO!!


12 posted on 08/09/2011 3:00:15 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: RummyChick

Let me guess the gop members: snow, mccain and gram.


13 posted on 08/09/2011 3:00:52 PM PDT by JoSixChip (Top 10% of wage earners pay 70% of total income taxes collected. Bottom 50% pay less then 3%, fair?)
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To: RummyChick

Murray was my senator when I lived in WA state. Genius!/ sarc to the max


14 posted on 08/09/2011 3:01:45 PM PDT by fatfertile
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To: RummyChick

The really stupid, the arrogant...and not sure what to call Bachus.

This was a really bad idea.


15 posted on 08/09/2011 3:01:54 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: RummyChick

Well, they WILL all be together at the same time.


16 posted on 08/09/2011 3:01:54 PM PDT by Vermont Lt ("Will No One Rid US of This Meddlesome Priest?")
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To: LibertarianLiz

Yep, one of my “esteemed” Senators from Washington State.

I presume she was chosen because she will do what she is told by Senator Reid.


17 posted on 08/09/2011 3:02:30 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: LibertarianLiz

No - they cancelled the vote and instead decided to award it to her in perpetuity because she was going to win it anyways.


18 posted on 08/09/2011 3:02:30 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: RummyChick

Three ass clowns no one here would let walk their dogs are half of the “super group” who are going to get us out of this financial mess?
We are oh so screwed.


19 posted on 08/09/2011 3:03:12 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Don't trust the F.B.I. the C.I.A. and specially the B.A.T.F.)
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To: RummyChick

We’re doomed.


20 posted on 08/09/2011 3:03:57 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: RummyChick

Murray: the “Osama bin Laden builds day care facilities” moron from Washington.

Baucus: the faux blue dog from Montana, to make people think the Demon-rats are serious about spending cuts.

Kerry: the failed Presidential wannabe from Taxachusetts.

Yeah, this’ll result in across-the-board cuts in Medicare and Defense.


21 posted on 08/09/2011 3:03:57 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: RummyChick
OMG.

Our only hope is the broken clock getting it right.

22 posted on 08/09/2011 3:04:59 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: RummyChick

Don’t forget the 2 female Rinos from Maine.


23 posted on 08/09/2011 3:05:36 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: RummyChick

I betchca this is Reids idea of a joke

Murray is a dumb as a box of hammers

Kerry is a clown


24 posted on 08/09/2011 3:06:10 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: LibertarianLiz

I dunno, but she has my vote.


25 posted on 08/09/2011 3:06:22 PM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: RummyChick

Patty Murray? She’s an airhead!!!!


26 posted on 08/09/2011 3:06:33 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: RummyChick

i almost forgot- John Kerry is a dilletante.


27 posted on 08/09/2011 3:07:30 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: RummyChick

Good. I was afraid we might have to get real.


28 posted on 08/09/2011 3:10:00 PM PDT by gotribe
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To: Clintonfatigued

I had another dill__ in mind.


29 posted on 08/09/2011 3:10:20 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint /Palin, DeMint/Bachmann, DeMint/Cain, DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Kerry said tea party was cause of this- I sae the left not wanting to drill for oil and natural gas is holding America hostage. If we got gas bas to 2$ a gallon we would solve alot of the economic issues


30 posted on 08/09/2011 3:10:31 PM PDT by mriguy67
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To: RummyChick

DeMinnt, Paul and Mike Lee.


31 posted on 08/09/2011 3:11:05 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Clintonfatigued
Patty Murray? She’s an airhead!!!!

Stun-gun and mace / Karmann Ghia plates say “Lost in Space”...

32 posted on 08/09/2011 3:11:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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