The 'Super Congress' Is a Scam Designed to Force Cuts To Popular Programs And Keep Taxes On The Rich LowQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|In the months ahead, we're going to be treated to an endless parade of process stories about the Gang of 12 "super congress" that emerged from the debt ceiling deal. It will all be a piece of Kabuki theater. The way this deal ends is fairly easy to predict -- it's a set-up that will result in fairly deep cuts to domestic spending, won't raise taxes on the wealthy and will leave "defense" spending largely untouched -- a process that will force cuts to important public services.|
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