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SUPER COMMITTEE FAIL
Guns or Butter? Decisions After the Failure of the Super Committee
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Columbia University
We face, today, our own hard and inescapable facts that call into question what the most important pursuits of America's responsibility and purpose at home and abroad really are. Guns to kill people in other countries or butter to save people in our own?
Limited Government in an Era of Unlimited Harm
Douglas A. Kysar
Interim Director, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy
The most critical obstacle to progress on climate change is the inability of the United States to make any credible commitments to the rest of the world, given the upcoming presidential election and a chronically dysfunctional Congress.
Shame of Fools
Thomas F. Miller
Serious reform in a democracy requires looking in the mirror. As long as money rules the process, your studies and your debates, and even your votes, will make no difference at all.
Super Committee Ain't So Super
Chairman, Empire Government Strategies
Despite an occasional burst of optimism from quarters that were not involved in the negotiations, it is fair to say that both sides were anticipating that the committee would fail to come up with anything that resembles a budget deal.
Fukuyama's Plan to Fix Congress
Former editor in chief, 'The Deal'
Fukuyama is devoted to the Westminister model, which theoretically can produce a coherent plan but which, in the real world, seems to suffer, like any political mechanism, some stubborn problems.
On the "Death" of the Super Committee
Former Congressman and Secretary of Agriculture and a Senior F...
Maybe the only real solution to all of this is for the public to take the 2012 elections very, very seriously, and send a more definable mandate to the politicians on the decisions they are entrusted to make.
With the so-called super committee kaput, more market instability looming and the distinct possibility of another recession, the absolute inability of Washington to solve the nation's fiscal problems is inescapable.
How Does a Supercommittee Die?
Fmr. Obama administration economist; CNBC and MSNBC contributor
Not with a bang but a whimper. Not a surprise, but disheartening on many levels. Let us count the ways.
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