From Michael Zak at Grand Old Partisan
Just over two months from now, six Senators and six Representatives — evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats — are to recommend a $1.5 trillion deficit reduction package that Congress will have to vote on without amendments.
I had trouble believing that a Republican would have come up with the idea of concentrating such vast legislative powers in the hands of just twelve people. Who, precisely which Member of Congress, first proposed this Committee of Twelve? A top Hill staffer just answered that question for me.
It was Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) who first proposed setting up the Committee of Twelve.
The Democrats have thought several steps ahead of the Republicans with their Committee of Twelve. hey’ll use this Super Committee to create a huge crisis — for President Obama to resolve. They hope to blame the GOP for an impasse of their own making.
Republicans may assume that the role of the Joint Committee will be limited and subordinate to Congress as a whole, but Democrats are planning otherwise. In her press conference yesterday, Nancy Pelosi gave a glimpse of the horrors to come:
“[President Obama’s $447 billion job] bill is paid for. How it will ultimately be paid for will be up to the Table of 12.” That’s right, the Democrat leadership says that this decision will be up to just twelve people. not the entire Congress. Democrats intend to use the Committee to bypass Congress, just as Obama has said many times that he would like to do.
The Democrats play hardball, all the time.
4 thoughts on “It was Harry Reid who Proposed the Committee of Twelve”
Wake up people. Everything that has happening in the last 20years has been to destroy the constitution of the United States. This has been well thought out years ago. Look at everything this administration has done to undermine our economy. The house of reps and the senate are all in on this. You cannot believe anything you hear from the media to include fox news. There are millions of people in this country that have sworn an oath to this protect and defend it against all enemies foreign and domestic. You must get involved in fighting this communist takeover and educate yourself, your family and your friends. The next election will be full of false candidates. Stay informed and get out and vote. Your country needs you.
Tom McClintock warns that these super committees is exactly what allows the California state legislature to operate against the will of the elected body. A few rabid activists are calling the shots and pushing their agenda … right off the cliff.
Seems they are taking it National. I wonder if Boehner & McConnell even realize what is taking place.
Indeed, and with the warning Obama has given that he cannot wait until Pelosi leads the House once again, we will see him by hook and crook circumnavigate the Senate and by executive fiat or otherwise, such as with this super committee, gut the military to the bone and then some, place the nation into yet more massive debt and soon seize total power for himself.
Obama is a dishonorable man as are all of his socialist conspirators. If their ideas were so wonderful, they could and would talk openly about them instead of sneaking them behind our backs. The true revolutionaries of today are the conservatives. It takes courage to stand against evil that is so pervasive.