Congress Moves To Create Unconstitutional “Super Congress” To Do Dirty Work And Avoid Voters Wrath

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The U.S. congress has moved to create an unconstitutional “super congress” to shove legislation down the throats of the American people that congress would otherwise not be able to pass.

Huffington Post reports:

Debt ceiling negotiators think they’ve hit on a solution to address the debt ceiling impasse and the public’s unwillingness to let go of benefits such as Medicare and Social Security that have been earned over a lifetime of work: Create a new Congress. This “Super Congress,” composed of members of both chambers and both parties, isn’t mentioned anywhere in the Constitution, but would be granted extraordinary new powers. *** Legislation approved by the Super Congress … would then be fast-tracked through both chambers, where it couldn’t be amended by simple, regular lawmakers, who’d have the ability only to cast an up or down vote. With the weight of both leaderships behind it, a product originated by the Super Congress would have a strong chance of moving through the little Congress and quickly becoming law. A Super Congress would be less accountable than the system that exists today, and would find it easier to strip the public of popular benefits.

Michael Rivero comments:

This article is correct. The Constitution does not provide for such a sham. This group of 12 will do the dirty work so that the rest of Congress can evade the wrath of the voters in 2012. No doubt the 6 Senators will not be up for re-election in 2012 while the 6 house members will either be impossible to defeat or predicted to lose anyway no matter what they do.

The Examiner reports:

[…] This proposal and attempt to rob the American people of their Constitutional representation is a desperate attempt by members of Congress to supercede the legislative process, and force an unwanted plan into being.  Just as many Congressmen reported in 2008 that the Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson threatened them with potential martial lawif a bank bailout wasn’t passed using taxpayer money, so to is this a blatent attempt to circumvent the American system to pass a plan most Congressmen and representatives, as well as the American poeple, do not want.

Congress as a whole is willing to raise the debt ceiling if bi-partisan support of real spending cuts and fiscal responsibility is achieved, but to this point, the Senate, as well as the President, refuse to make meaningful progress in ending wasteful spending, projects, and agencies, and instead propose taxing the American people at a time when our economy and unemployment is in line with the Great Depression of the 1930’s.It isn’t shocking that an establishment Republican such as Mitch McConnell has proposed creating an ‘elite’ Super Congress to force unwanted legislation down the throats of the American people, but what is of concern is the fact that many members of Congress seem unwilling at all costs to cut spending at a time when out national debt has reached unprecedented levels, and when the national debt is higher than the total economic annual GDP of our nation. Should this new Super Congress proposal be allowed to reach implementation, then the government will have set the precedent that the American people no longer have Constitutional representation, and our government will have morphed into a Soviet style ‘polit bureau’, where a select few will make decisions for the people and for the country.
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