August 5, 2011
Stand up and be heard! Demand 'supercommittee' transparency.
The passage of the debt limit bill and the immediate jacking of the national debt ($239 billion-a one day record) has been a bitter pill to swallow. Tea Party efforts to curtail runaway government spending fell far short of the mark as a "grand compromise" was hewn out of smoke and mirrors. Although the MSM quickly declared victory for the Tea Party we searched in vain for actual spending cuts and came to the conclusion that we were duped yet again. The next battle for our nation's future is already taking shape. From The Hill: In a letter sent Wednesday to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), a group of six GOP senators requested that the supercommittee meetings not take place "behind closed doors." The letter asks that Reid and McConnell, who each will appoint three members of the Senate to the 12-member committee, see that all meetings of the deficit-reduction committee "are...(Read Full Post)