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Aides: 'Super Committee' likely to announce failure to reach debt deal
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Posted on 11/20/2011 8:29:49 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Aides: 'Super Committee' likely to announce failure to reach debt deal By Lisa Desjardins and Kate Bolduan, CNN

Washington (CNN) -- Members of the "super committee" charged with coming up with $1.2 trillion in budget cuts are focused on how to announce failure to reach a deal, Democratic and Republican aides confirmed to CNN Sunday.

While aides said no final decision had been made, they acknowledged that -- barring an unforeseen development -- an announcement of no deal is the most likely scenario.

Talks on trying to reach a deficit reduction agreement are essentially over and discussions are focused on a Monday announcement, a senior Democratic aide said.

Another senior Democratic source said, "No decisions or agreement has been reached concerning any announcement or how this will end. But, yes, the likely outcome is no agreement will be reached." A Republican aide said, "I don't think they've decided when they will do it."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: catfoodcommittee; supercommittee; supercongress
I'm shocked!
1 posted on 11/20/2011 8:29:52 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Duh


2 posted on 11/20/2011 8:34:29 AM PST by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: Sub-Driver

It sounds as though the ‘RATS on the “super committee” want Obama to fail.


3 posted on 11/20/2011 8:35:31 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

what did we expect?


4 posted on 11/20/2011 8:35:34 AM PST by ken21
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To: Sub-Driver

A failure before it ever started.


5 posted on 11/20/2011 8:37:48 AM PST by mulligan
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It's all Beltway Theater designed to kick the can down the road and into a full-blown campaign issue. Both sides of the aisle want this supercommittee to fail.

Slimey Bunch All 12!

6 posted on 11/20/2011 8:43:55 AM PST by ptsal
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, since it failed, the GOP leaders who who supported it should be replaced..


7 posted on 11/20/2011 8:44:21 AM PST by ken5050
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To: Sub-Driver

sounds like they want to be re-elected so the yellow is showing up on their spine.


8 posted on 11/20/2011 8:52:41 AM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It sounds as though the ‘RATS on the “super committee” want Obama to fail.

You need to study communism harder.

What they are doing is perfectly obvious. They don't want Obama to fail.

9 posted on 11/20/2011 8:53:31 AM PST by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Mitch McConnell is an idiot who can't keep his obsessively negotiating mouth shut.
10 posted on 11/20/2011 8:55:14 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: ptsal

The “super committee” was a goofy idea to begin with. All it shows is that politicians are AFRAID to do the job the people elected them to do. If they do what is right for America, their freeloader base won’t reelect them.


11 posted on 11/20/2011 8:57:30 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
I've been asking myself this question this morning:

Why in the hell would anyone want to be president?

This ship is going down.

12 posted on 11/20/2011 8:57:50 AM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Sub-Driver

As intended when Harry Reid cooked it up and served it to gullible McConnell and Boehner.

It’s just the latest way to bundle everything together at once, create and emergency so senators and representatives don’t have to debate anything on the floor. No amendments, no conference committees.

This is not legislating. This is arisocracy in the guise of legislating.


13 posted on 11/20/2011 8:58:40 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Well who’s fault is that?

We are the same ones that keep electing this aristocracy of the Professional Political class to office.


14 posted on 11/20/2011 9:07:46 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Sub-Driver

This will be a big “I told you so” for Newt Gingrich. No one came out stronger against this whole idea than Newt.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN8GPQgIusc&feature=player_embedded


15 posted on 11/20/2011 9:08:22 AM PST by jageorge72 (http://www.newtvsobama.com)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's another Kabuki Dance.
16 posted on 11/20/2011 9:10:22 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: All

Those in DC are addicted to their perks and power and they’ll do anything to keep it. And that includes having cocktails together every evening and discussing ways to hang onto office.

We’re all being forced to sit and watch this nation be destroyed by both parties.


17 posted on 11/20/2011 9:13:11 AM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: Sub-Driver
No way anyone could see this coming!


18 posted on 11/20/2011 9:18:24 AM PST by Iron Munro (Ben Raines For President)
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To: ken5050

“Well, since it failed, the GOP leaders who who supported it should be replaced..”

Hensarling blowing kisses on TV and getting a rhetorical sledge hammer to the head in return from the dims. With leaders like this we are doomed.

Boehner & McConnell and the rest of the GOP “leadership” will be damned by history.


19 posted on 11/20/2011 9:25:08 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Sub-Driver
Aides: 'Super Committee' likely to announce failure to reach debt deal

Good!

20 posted on 11/20/2011 9:25:17 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: lodi90

and hopefull, dumped by the GOP caucuses after the next election..


21 posted on 11/20/2011 9:26:44 AM PST by ken5050
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To: ken5050

“and hopefull, dumped by the GOP caucuses after the next election..”

Yep, we need to drum them out at the grass roots level. It’s the only hope!


22 posted on 11/20/2011 9:29:11 AM PST by lodi90
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To: cotton1706

This is not legislating. This is arisocracy in the guise of legislating.

You - nail - head.


23 posted on 11/20/2011 9:32:02 AM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Terry Mross

“Those in DC are addicted to their perks and power and they’ll do anything to keep it. And that includes having cocktails together every evening and discussing ways to hang onto office.”

FRiend, it’s only submissive Republicans that do that. Dims (like Stupak) are good soldiers and will fall on their sword if needed.


24 posted on 11/20/2011 9:35:12 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Sub-Driver

The real failure will be if they now back out of the mandated cuts. With that out of the way, they can focus on the real problem that has to be solved - putting Americans back to work to enable them to pay taxes and buy things and restore the economy to what it once was. Make here, make now.


25 posted on 11/20/2011 9:42:48 AM PST by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Sub-Driver

A planned circus from the get-go for the amusement of the masses.

Although I doubt more than 40% of the masses understand the implications.

Kick the can.


26 posted on 11/20/2011 10:05:18 AM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Sub-Driver
supercommittee
27 posted on 11/20/2011 10:08:09 AM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: Sub-Driver

If the supercommittee fails, it will be DISASTER! Can you imagine the debt now that will pile up? Now, instead of piling up $50 Trillion in debt in the next 10 years, we’re gonna... are you sitting down? we’re gonna pile up $51.2 Trillion in debt!!


28 posted on 11/20/2011 10:10:51 AM PST by C210N (zer0 - a Marxonist spreading the flames of obamunism wherever he goes.)
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29 posted on 11/20/2011 11:42:25 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: RedMDer
What can you expect from a committee co chaired by “ Jug Head” Patty Murry, the perennial leader in the Dumbest Senator Contest.
30 posted on 11/20/2011 11:55:48 AM PST by BooBoo1000 ("Think for yourself")
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To: BooBoo1000

Right-on!


31 posted on 11/20/2011 12:00:00 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Sub-Driver
That the "Stupid Party" ever agreed to this monstrosity in the first place was the first tragedy.

Now, our military is about to be utterly decimated (even according to long time Democrat and current SECDEF, Leon Panetta).

Guess what was "off the table" from minute the Joint Resolution Committee was formed? Every give away program that Democrats worship. Every hand out program that buys the votes of the greedy, immoral boobs who sell their soul to the Democrats.

Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (for people who don't pay Federal taxes!, Earned Income Tax Credit (for people who don't pay Federal taxes!), Social Security, Social Security Disability payments, Unemployment Insurance, Medicare, Head Start, SSI--Supplemental Security Income, Welfare/Public Assistance (all 62 programs!), Government Subsidized Housing (Section 8 for "Holder's People"), Food Stamps (SNAP EBT cards), and more.

The Republicans should have simply never raised the Debt Ceiling. They went into this "Super Committee" as losers. The Democrats didn't care if it failed - because entitlement programs to the immoral Americans who take other peoples money hand over fist got theirs.

32 posted on 11/20/2011 12:01:48 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

The cuts will mean nothing. They don’t happen until at least 2013, they’ll just scuttle the sequestrations. They’re congress. They won’t be locked in stone.


33 posted on 11/20/2011 2:18:58 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Defense can handle it. What must come must be done. If that’s the only way we can get at socialist grifters, er, entitlements, so be it.


34 posted on 11/20/2011 2:19:23 PM PST by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Very true!

The House is suppose to make budget legislation, not hand it off to a secret committee!

35 posted on 11/20/2011 5:12:02 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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36 posted on 11/20/2011 5:12:52 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: newzjunkey
The cuts will mean nothing. They don’t happen until at least 2013

You don't understand.

Defense is already reeling from $350 Billion in real cuts. Thousands of people have lost their jobs already. Officers and enlisted have been let go. Contracts have been terminated.

If this disaster strikes the Dept of Defense, the knife across the throat starts slashing even more now, today.

I am convinced that all of this is orchestrated by something very sinister. Something very evil.

Our military will be wrecked. Literally.

37 posted on 11/20/2011 6:27:04 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m still betting Republicans will cave and agree to tax increases immediately and imaginary cuts 10 years from now.


38 posted on 11/20/2011 6:42:07 PM PST by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Regardless of who you vote for, donate $$$ to a different district.)
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