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OTHER VIEW: Supercommittee was cynical sham that stained Congress

November 24, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The failure of the bipartisan deficit-reduction congressional supercommittee is a disappointment, but not a surprise.
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OPINION: Saboteur on supercommittee

November 24, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON Jon Kyl is different from you and me.
In the days following Hurricane Katrina, the nation was reeling over the death and destruction in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast. But Kyl, now the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, saw opportunity: According to a voice-mail recording left at the time by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Kyl and Sessions were hoping to find a business owner killed in the storm so they could use that in their campaign to repeal the estate tax. Continue Reading

SD congressional delegation bemoans supercommittee’s failure

November 22, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON, D.C. South Dakota’s three members of Congress all expressed dismay and disappointment at the failure of the congressional supercommittee to find a deficit reduction solution. Continue Reading

Supercommittee concedes defeat in quest to cut debt

November 22, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON A special congressional committee created to try to curb the national debt abandoned its work and conceded failure Monday, the latest setback in a long effort by Washington to overcome ideological differences and stem the rising tide of red ink. Continue Reading

Congress may try blocking cuts if debt panel fails

November 21, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) Failure by Congress’ debt-cutting supercommittee to recommend $1.2 trillion in savings by Wednesday is supposed to automatically trigger spending cuts in the same amount to accomplish that job. Continue Reading

Democrats, Republicans far apart on supercommittee deficit deal

November 17, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) As the nation’s debt soared past $15 trillion, congressional Republicans and Democrats approached stalemate Wednesday in a year-long assault on federal deficits, stymied still by politically charged disagreements over taxes and the future of enormously expensive government benefit programs. Continue Reading

100 $4 trillion: House members ask supercommittee to raise taxes, reform entitlements

November 3, 2011 in The Daily Republic

SD’s Noem did not sign letter, saying $4 trillion in cuts might be too much.
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