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All 6 Democrats on Deficit-Reduction Panel Earned 'F's From Taxpayers’ Union
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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 nation’s 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 NTU’s 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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: baucus; becerra; clyburn; congress; debtceiling; democrats; kerry; liberalfascism; murray; obama; socialism; socialistdemocrats; supercommittee; taxcheatparty; taxes; unconstitutional; vanhollen

1 posted on 08/11/2011 1:58:23 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

The sun came up this morning.


2 posted on 08/11/2011 2:00:08 PM PDT by American Quilter (aka American Hobbit)
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To: Sub-Driver

No doubt the press will be urging the GOP appointees to “compromise” with these Communists.


3 posted on 08/11/2011 2:01:02 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Sub-Driver

All 6 Democrats on Deficit-Reduction Panel Earned ‘F’s From Taxpayers’ Union

Why else would they have been selected?


4 posted on 08/11/2011 2:01:39 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


5 posted on 08/11/2011 2:03:11 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: American Quilter

IMO, insanity reigns supreme amongst the RAT party.


6 posted on 08/11/2011 2:04:27 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Sub-Driver

Dumb idea sharing power with these corrupt socialist bastards!! McConnell, Boehner, et al, have screwed the pooch, royally. Fricken idiots!!


7 posted on 08/11/2011 2:05:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Psalm 144
"This Royal Congress and Congress of Commons monstrosity needs to be welded around Boehner’s neck."

No it needs to be shoved up his... never mind. He still wouldn't get it.

8 posted on 08/11/2011 2:06:30 PM PDT by Graneros ("It is no exaggeration to say that the undecided could go one way or another.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Worst possible choice. In other words, entirely 100% predictable.


9 posted on 08/11/2011 2:06:57 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Sub-Driver

Boner is certainly responsible for anything that they do.

What a pork-grubbing jerk he has turned out to be.


10 posted on 08/11/2011 2:08:07 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


11 posted on 08/11/2011 2:08:36 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Sub-Driver

But the republicans will be expected to compromise.


12 posted on 08/11/2011 2:11:48 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: ExTexasRedhead
What a bunch of crooks. Here we have Patti Murry voted 6 years in a row as the dumbest person in the Senate, John Kerry who had done nothing of any importance except marry Tressa, and Mad Max Bacus, God Father to the Obama abortion of Medical Care. I have heard of guarding the hen house from the Foxes, but this is stupid Stupid Stupid, and with Pelosi, for God's Sake, she has never seen a tax and spend program she didn't like. Alas, All is lost with this bunch, these are the same people that caused the problem to start with... Oh Lord Have Mercy on they Stupid Americans.
13 posted on 08/11/2011 2:12:13 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (Ear more"KIMCHI".)
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To: Sub-Driver

What democrats, senators or representatives, would have gotten any grade better than an F? “Raise taxes” is the only move in the democrat playbook.


14 posted on 08/11/2011 2:20:00 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government rushes to help the irresponsible and does little for the responsible)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
"IMO, insanity reigns supreme amongst the RAT party."

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.

15 posted on 08/11/2011 2:20:32 PM PDT by Graneros ("It is no exaggeration to say that the undecided could go one way or another.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Nothing new here. The communists Democrats making sure they continue screwing America.


16 posted on 08/11/2011 2:48:13 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Sub-Driver

Prediction:

The stupid party and the evil party are conspiring once again. America is going to get scah-rewed.


17 posted on 08/11/2011 2:49:54 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Obama takes office, and 2 years later our nation is using the word 'default'? -HereInTheHeartland)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


18 posted on 08/11/2011 2:59:22 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Jim Robinson
Dumb idea sharing power with these corrupt socialist bastards!! McConnell, Boehner, et al, have screwed the pooch, royally. Fricken idiots!!

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.

19 posted on 08/11/2011 3:15:59 PM PDT by Digger (T)
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To: Sub-Driver
Deficit Reduction Panel = One more Progressive Bureaucracy

When did We the People vote on this?

20 posted on 08/11/2011 3:29:53 PM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: Sub-Driver

THIS should go well...

What could go wrong? /s


21 posted on 08/11/2011 3:44:00 PM PDT by No!
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To: Graneros

Amen to everything you said!!!!


22 posted on 08/11/2011 4:41:25 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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23 posted on 08/11/2011 5:14:37 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: kittymyrib
the deck is stacked....we already have one Pub saying that he'll consider tax increases....

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...

24 posted on 08/11/2011 10:08:26 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Jane Long
Deficit Reduction Panel = One more Progressive Bureaucracy When did We the People vote on this?

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.

25 posted on 08/11/2011 10:17:09 PM PDT by caww
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To: cherry
....we already have one Pub saying that he'll consider tax increases....

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.

26 posted on 08/11/2011 10:30:41 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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