08/04/2011 09:21 am ET | Updated Oct 04, 2011

Jon Stewart Takes On The Super Committee (VIDEO)

On Wednesday night's "Daily Show" Jon Stewart broke down what many Americans probably Googled this week: the new Super Congress (or Super Committee) to be put in place according to debt ceiling negotiations.

While it does sound like a coalition of superheroes (or "Legion of Doofs" as Stewart put it), the committee is actually a 12-person "mini" Congress composed of members of both parties that would be granted new powers to pass legislation and "fast-track" it through both chambers where it couldn't be amended by regular lawmakers.

But to Jon Stewart? This committee is straight out of a comic book. In the segment below he hilariously depicts Sen. John McCain, Chuck Schumer and other recognizable Super Congress members as the super-human lawmakers they really are.

Watch until the end to hear why the only thing the Committee can't win is the American people's favor.


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