House and Senate leaders have announced the 12 members of the Dirty Debt Deal â€œSuper-Committeeâ€ tasked with identifying $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction over the next 10 years before the debt ceiling can be increased again. Just one problem: This super committee is at best a legislative mockery and at worst unconstitutional!
The Super Committee creates a mini â€œsuperâ€ Congress whose conclusions will be put on the fast track for approval without any opportunity for our elected officials to revise or amend.
The Super Committeeâ€™s conclusions must come up for an â€œup or downâ€ vote with no opportunity for Senate filibuster. Majority rules!
Seven members of Congress (including Senators) have been empowered to raise taxes when the Constitution stipulates that all revenue bills must originate in the House.
Grassfire Nation has launched a nationwide CITIZEN PETITION to give grassroots Americans the opportunity to express their outrage and concern over the unconstitutional Debt â€œSuper Committee.â€ Please sign the petition and then alert your friends.
The Petition States:
As a citizen of these United States, and pursuant to my constitutional right to â€œpetition the government for a redress of grievances,â€ I am publicly declaring my opposition to the recently formed 12-member Debt Super Committee. This committee is at best a legislative mockery and at worst unconstitutional. It super-empowers a handful of members of Congress with powers and responsibilities that should reside with my Senators and representative. I am calling for the immediate abandonment of the Debt Super Committee and for the issue of debt reduction to be returned to the People and our Representatives.