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Reid names Murray to be debt panel co-chair
The Columbian ^ | 8/9/2011 | Andrew Taylor

Posted on 08/09/2011 5:58:41 PM PDT by Bean Counter

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday he's naming Sen. Patty Murray to co-chair a powerful "super committee" charged with finding more than $1 trillion in deficit cuts this fall.

Murray will be joined by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Max Baucus, D-Mont., on the panel, which was established last week by hard-fought legislation to increase the national debt.

Murray, who is chairwoman of the committee to elect Democratic senators, is a longtime protector of Democratic priorities such as Medicare, Social Security and veterans' benefits, as are Kerry and Baucus.

Reid, D-Nev., said in a statement that Murray has "a depth of knowledge on budget issues and demonstrated her ability to work across party lines."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; US: Montana; US: Nevada; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: baucus; catfoodcommittee; debtpanel; harryreid; johnfkerry; johnkerry; jointcommittee; kerry; maxbaucus; murray; pattymurray; reid; supercommittee; supercongress

1 posted on 08/09/2011 5:58:44 PM PDT by Bean Counter
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To: Salvation; Baynative

Oregon and Washington *ping*


2 posted on 08/09/2011 5:59:57 PM PDT by Bean Counter ("He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.".....Nietzsche)
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To: Bean Counter

Ah...three of the most liberal senators. Including “Brain Dead” Murray, arguably the dumbest member of a rather stupid collection of people.

I suspect we’ll appoint ‘centrists’, and get something so far left that even the democrats will be shocked.


3 posted on 08/09/2011 6:01:09 PM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: Mr Rogers

Murray must have drawn the short straw and had to put on the knee pads for old Harry (Puke Gag—but not all that implausible)


4 posted on 08/09/2011 6:02:04 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: MagUSNRET

I think she’s a reliable party line idiot.


5 posted on 08/09/2011 6:03:18 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: Bean Counter

No doubt now that Harry’s got his starters into the lineup, ol’ Mitch is bending over to Harry, passing his list to Harry to get Harry’s approval first.


6 posted on 08/09/2011 6:05:21 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Bean Counter

ALRIGHT!.....I can’t wait to see the Usama Mama in action.


7 posted on 08/09/2011 6:06:06 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: Bean Counter

Patty as co-chair, that must frost Kerry’s butt.


8 posted on 08/09/2011 6:07:59 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Bean Counter; BADROTOFINGER; Stoat; Just Lori; Libertina; Lexinom; horatio; freebird5850; ...
WA Ping

OMG!

What could the dumbest member of congress possibly ad to ANY type of committee?

9 posted on 08/09/2011 6:12:45 PM PDT by Baynative (If the government was in charge of the desert , we'd soon have a shortage of sand.)
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To: tet68

THE DIE IS CAST WITH THESE APPOINTMENTS.

The best the Republicans can hope for is gridlock and let the guillotine fall.


10 posted on 08/09/2011 6:15:15 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Bean Counter

THE FARCE HAS BEGUN.

Murray,Kerry,Baucus.

soon to be added IMO, Chuck the Schmuck, Steny the Hoyer, and for good measure a token black probably Maxine Waters.

And on the Republican side 6 RINO’s of dubious Conservative status including Mccain, Hatch, and Graham,

We are in for it folks. Stand by for the ram.


11 posted on 08/09/2011 6:17:40 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

I hve already written one note to my representative and to the one repub senator stating my displeasure with the vote.

Now I intend to write the both of them a letter explaining that I did not vote for them expecting them to turn important business over to the likes of Kerry, Murry and Baucus.

I expected them to represent me in matters of importance.

I am not likely to contribute nor to vote again for them unless they do something to get control of this situation.

Which I will make clear.


12 posted on 08/09/2011 6:27:05 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: Bean Counter

Harry has also chartered a short bus for transporting the “super committee” around DC.


13 posted on 08/09/2011 6:37:25 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Bean Counter

Senator Patty Murray. Senator Patty Murray. Senator Patty Murray. Senator Patty Murray. Senator Patty Murray.

No matter how many times you say it, it just does not seem real.


14 posted on 08/09/2011 6:39:14 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: Bean Counter
This is an 'in your face' plan for failure by Reid.

I'm not seeing any light at the end of this tunnel!

15 posted on 08/09/2011 6:39:32 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: Bean Counter
So who are the Repubs appointed to this unconstitutional "super" panel?

Where is the outrage?? If the Founder's had intended there to be a super-duper panel (to supercede what We the People want) then they would've put it in place themselves!!

16 posted on 08/09/2011 6:40:32 PM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Bean Counter; All

Naturally the panic starts around here.

Actually, this is funny. These are two of the biggest nutbags around and won’t accomplish anything for the RATs.

The three worse Republican Senators tops these three any day.
And that includes McCain, Miss Lindsey and Mark Kirk.

But panic is so popular.


17 posted on 08/09/2011 6:40:57 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: Bean Counter

Kerry and Murray are terrible choices. Baucus? Maybe not.


18 posted on 08/09/2011 6:42:54 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: Bean Counter
Patty Murry might be the least intelligent person in the Senate ... and that's saying something

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19 posted on 08/09/2011 6:45:19 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Steelfish

I see this as total fail! Putting these socialist moonbats on the comittee just puts them ever closer to third rail. Ha!


20 posted on 08/09/2011 6:52:14 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Baynative

Miss Taxes


21 posted on 08/09/2011 7:04:15 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Bean Counter

I can’t believe Obama is getting away with establishing a Politboro right in front of us. It doesn’t matter who is “selected” by whichever “side”; they are usurping the constitutional rights of We, The People. Add this to the unelected but powerful “czars” and we have the makings of a nice little Commie-nuh-tee regime.


22 posted on 08/09/2011 7:04:56 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Bean Counter

The ‘pub line-up:
(sarcasm? you be the judge)

McCain

Brown

Snowe

Collins

Graham

token conservative


23 posted on 08/09/2011 7:15:33 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: CharlyFord

LOOK, there is a light at the end of the tunnel...muzzle flash


24 posted on 08/09/2011 7:18:36 PM PDT by my job (How can I get out of this handbasket? It looks like too much heat in that direction!)
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To: All

We have hit the peak of High Farce with this one Boys and Girls. Every single time Dusty Harry Reid went in front of a microphone to hurl another outrageous accusation at the Republicans for the last six months he was dutifully attended by none other than Patty Murray. You may not have noticed her, but she is definitely a Ranking Member of the Ruling Class.

Any committee co-chaired by American’s Mom doesn’t have a hoot in hell’s chance of coming up with a meaningful plan about anything. This is proof positive that the finger is already on the trigger for a 50% cut in Defense spending (for starters) along with who knows what else...

It will be a flippin’ miracle if the United States even exists long enough to even begin to repair the damage that is being done....


25 posted on 08/09/2011 7:21:27 PM PDT by Bean Counter ("He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.".....Nietzsche)
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To: Bean Counter

Harry Reid is the biggest Liar in congress. I will never forget him taking credit for the Rush Limbaugh letter that ended up helping charity. He did it “On Record” during session. He should have been tarred and feathered right then.


26 posted on 08/09/2011 7:26:34 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Bean Counter

They’re looking for only a trillion in cuts? I didn’t realize that. This thing’s a sham.


27 posted on 08/09/2011 8:13:12 PM PDT by gotribe
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To: Baynative

Yea Murray and Kerry to left wing wackos!


28 posted on 08/09/2011 10:38:31 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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