Congressional leaders have appointed members to the “Super Committee” — 12 lawmakers assigned the power and responsibility of cutting $1.5 trillion from the national deficit — by the end of the year. As you might expect, lobbyists and powerful special interests have already started to circle.
Yesterday we released this video on the debt ceiling and the new “Super Committee” — please check it out and then share it widely.
The creation of this committee — totally outside normal congressional rules and accountability — is a pretty clear signal that something is broken in our democracy. While the committee members are certainly entitled to some private deliberation, this process needs be open and transparent.