Even if the Super Committee does reach some agreement over deficit reduction, it'll be a dismal public policy failure. Fundamental changes to American law will emerge from a legislative black box, without justification or public consideration.
The American people need to send a message to the members of the deficit reduction commission, whoever they may end up being, that they need to prioritize the preservation of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
The United States is now in the grip of a political duopoly in which both parties are thoroughly complicit. The current arrangement all but guarantees the continuing decline of the United States as a nation.