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Posted on 08/11/2011 1:58:19 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
All 6 Democrats on Deficit-Reduction Panel Earned 'F's From Taxpayers Union Thursday, August 11, 2011 By Terence P. Jeffrey
(CNSNews.com) - All six Democrats that have been assigned to the special joint congressional committee that will recommend means for cutting the nations anticipated spending by $1.5 trillion over the next ten years compiled voting records last year that earned them grades of F from the National Taxpayers Union (NTU).
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) announced today that she has assigned Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (S.C.), Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Xavier Becerra (Calif.) and Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (Md.) to serve on the panel. Previously, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had named Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.), Sen. John Kerry (Mass.) and Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (Mont.) to serve on the committee.
None of these Democrats had voting records that scored even as high as 10 percent in the NTUs annual rating of Congress for last year. Among the six, Rep. Clyburn earned the lowest score of 2 percent and Sen. Baucus earned the highest score of 9 percent. Rep. Van Hollen earned a score of 4 percent and Rep. Becerra and Senators Murray and Kerry earned scores of 6 percent.
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The sun came up this morning.
No doubt the press will be urging the GOP appointees to “compromise” with these Communists.
All 6 Democrats on Deficit-Reduction Panel Earned ‘F’s From Taxpayers Union
Why else would they have been selected?
This Royal Congress and Congress of Commons monstrosity needs to be welded around Boehner’s neck.
He needs to pay with his political career for that filthy sabotage of the Founders, and establishment of monopoly power for these two disgusting political machines.
IMO, insanity reigns supreme amongst the RAT party.
Dumb idea sharing power with these corrupt socialist bastards!! McConnell, Boehner, et al, have screwed the pooch, royally. Fricken idiots!!
No it needs to be shoved up his... never mind. He still wouldn't get it.
Worst possible choice. In other words, entirely 100% predictable.
Boner is certainly responsible for anything that they do.
What a pork-grubbing jerk he has turned out to be.
The Republicans have 2 with an “A”, 1 with a “B+”, 1 with a “B”. the last 2 have no rating since they are newly elected.
But the republicans will be expected to compromise.
What democrats, senators or representatives, would have gotten any grade better than an F? “Raise taxes” is the only move in the democrat playbook.
Hey don't forget to include the Republican Party as well. They are just as much to blame in this Super Congress Boondoggle as their brethren across the aisle. But even worse is the majority of the new lying scumbag Tea Party clowns who didn't waste any time in falling into line with the rest of the liars in DC. They could have stopped this but they showed their true colors. The Tea Party is already working on their primary challengers. We should have a whole crop of one term Congress fools being replaced and heading home with their tails between their legs in 2012. At least my Tea Party congressman kept his word. He'll for sure get my vote again.
Nothing new here. The communists Democrats making sure they continue screwing America.
The stupid party and the evil party are conspiring once again. America is going to get scah-rewed.
This whole thing is silly.
1.5 trillion over 10 years??
The National Debt will increase that much in 1 year!
The Government continues to try and make fools out of the citizens.
We knew who the commies would be but calling Boner & Mitchie conservatives is truly degrading. Of course we all knew that the debt ceiling would be raised & kicking the can would happen. Most here also knew that life in America would be fundamentally changed that Nov nite when the idiots voted in a American hating, Muslim, fascists queer.
When did We the People vote on this?
THIS should go well...
What could go wrong? /s
Amen to everything you said!!!!
but it will ultimately fall on the middle class...it always does....Buffet doesn't have a whole room full of accountants and lawyers finding every single hidden loop hole he can for no reason....
so we'll get tax increases.....and then we'll get "cuts" which will mean that the increases might be a shade smaller...but we'll still be paying out more money....
we done good by electing a bunch of tea party people but we must get rid of the rinos and rats who think only about their lobbiest groups and their re election chances...
We didn't....and neither did the founders. This is about the most foolish thing done in Washington, outside of Obama sitting where he doesn't belong.
We can pretty much be guaranteed they will not agree where to cut or even remotely get the job done....might as well figure the penalties are forthcoming...just exactly what the Democrates want to happen....just like they delayed putting forth a plan...they will not agree and let these penalties further ruin this country.
You refer to David Camp (R-MI). If you had read the article by CNBC, you would know that the headline did not agree with his quote in the body of the story.
Once again, the MSM misrepresents a Republican's words. We've got to stop falling for their bullshit.