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Senator Warner, Democrat, announces bipartisan group of 38 senators to encourage super committee to “go big” on deficit reduction

Posted by WARREN MOSLER on September 22nd, 2011

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Senator Warner announces formation of bipartisan group of 38 senators to encourage super committee to “go big” on deficit reduction
~ Warner leads new Senate coalition of 19 Republicans, 18 Democrats & 1 Independent ~
Senator Warner today announced that he has organized a bipartisan coalition representing more than one-third of the members of the U.S. Senate to encourage the members of the congressional “super committee” to seek the broadest possible bipartisan agreement to address the nation’s deficits and debt. This group of 38 Senators — 19 Republicans, 18 Democrats and one Independent — builds upon Sen. Warner’s yearlong efforts, along with Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), to craft a deficit and debt framework as the two co-founders of the Senate’s bipartisan “Gang of Six.”

9 Responses to “Senator Warner, Democrat, announces bipartisan group of 38 senators to encourage super committee to “go big” on deficit reduction”

  1. Broll The American Says:

    With that many politicians involved, it almost guarantees nothing can get done, which in this case may not be a bad thing. They’d only make things worse.

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    Art Reply:

    @Broll The American,

    FDL posted on a story in The Hill alleging that the plan is to go small. This might just be PR type stuff for those doing the urging. Of course, it prevents us from making much progress in how we think and talk about the federal budget.

    http://news.firedoglake.com/2011/09/15/super-committee-members-arent-interested-in-going-big-on-deficit-reduction/

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/181687-deficit-panel-unlikely-to-go-big

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  2. Unforgiven Says:

    Let’s send them all to China on a factfinding mission, then refuse to let them back in to the US.

    They’ve already cut US Gov’t spending enough:

    http://econproph.com/2011/09/22/obamas-so-called-keynesian-stimulus-efforts-arent-very/

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  3. beowulf Says:

    “IN AMERICA, WE have a two-party system,” a congressional staffer is supposed to have told a visiting group of Russian legislators some years ago.
    “There is the stupid party. And there is the evil party. Periodically, the two parties get together and do something that is both stupid and evil. This is called…bipartisanship.
    Peter Brimelow

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    Djp Reply:

    @beowulf,

    I think Team America sums up the different categories in a much more amusing way :)
    And without suggesting either of the 2 main categories are evil.

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    Art Reply:

    @Djp,

    Great movie. :)

    Jude Wanniski called them the Mommy Party and the Daddy Party.

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  4. Awakened Sheep Says:

    Holy*** If they actually get this done, we are doomed…depression here we come.

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  5. beowulf Says:

    Not everyone in the Senate is stupid and/or evil.
    In a Thursday letter to members of the joint deficit Super Committee, 11 Democratic senators say the powerful panel of House Democrats and Republicans must consider their recommendations’ impact on job creation, and should result, at a minimum in no net job loss.
    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/senate-dems-super-committee-bill-must-not-cost-jobs.php
    From reading the signature page, the signers appear to be:
    Jeff Merkely, Sheldon Whitehouse, Bernie Sanders, Robert Menendez, Al Franken, Frank Lautenberg, Mark Begich, Barbara Boxer, Daniel K. Akaka, Sherrod Brown and Richard Blumenthal.

    Maybe Blumenthal was listening to Warren after all. :o)

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  6. Tyler Says:

    This is so depressing to read, especially as a resident of Virginia. In reality, where most Americans live, all we need to do is let the Bush tax cuts expire for incomes over $250,000.

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