Super Committee Not So Super After All
Graham-Rudman-Hollings Act - 1985
Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act - 1987
Budget Enforcement Act - 1990
Balanced Budget Act - 1997
Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Balanced Budget Refinement Act - 1999
Deficit Reduction Act - 2005
National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (aka Simpson-Bowles) - 2010
Duds, all seven of them. By the end of this year the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction will join this list of lawmakers' attempts to virtually force themselves into doing the right thing. (You may read the entire article HERE.)
Much like a computer that bogs down and simply cannot do the tasks required of it, our Congress has bogged down. Some say that’s a good thing and, frankly, I lean toward agreeing with them.
In 2010 we conservatives sent a new breed of politician to Congress with instructions to stop the democrats and the Obama Regime from completely destroying our country. The idea was to bottle up Obama and his cohort until November of 2012 when we can do to the US Congress what we do to our bogged down computers … reboot!
It is clear that if our Congress is not re-booted -- in the elections of 2012 -- it will most certainly crash.
J. D. Longstreet