Monday, October 3, 2011

Forget trusting in the Super Congress as lobbyists take over proceedings

It appears more and more that the Super Congress, created to allow the debt ceiling to be raised, and to institute necessary budget cuts, was simply a ruse to keep the status quo amongst the Congressional establishment.

It has come to the attention of the people that not only are Americans not privy to what is going on in the proceedings, but high-powered lobbyists are receiving updates and may be having a hand in what is chosen to be cut from the committee.

K Streeters with deep ties to supercommittee members and congressional leadership say senior staffers have given them readouts from closed-door committee meetings. For example, senior aides to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), who is on the panel, met with several Republican lobbyists on Thursday and among the topics discussed was the prospect for a grand deal. Two days earlier, Kyl and the rest of the committee answered no questions as they brushed past a gaggle of reporters who had waited outside the private, six-hour meeting. - Politico

Republican or Democrat... Bush or Obama... does it matter anymore?


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