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Desperate! Bizarre! McConnell & Reid Propose New Legislative Body: 'Super Congress' to Deal With Debt Ceiling!

Strange days indeed, friends. Strange days indeed.

Huffington Post - WASHINGTON - Debt ceiling negotiators think they've hit on a solution to address the debt ceiling impasse and the public's unwillingness to let go of benefits such as Medicare and Social Security that have been earned over a lifetime of work: Create a new Congress.

This "Super Congress," composed of members of both chambers and both parties, isn't mentioned anywhere in the Constitution, but would be granted extraordinary new powers. Under a plan put forth by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his counterpart Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), legislation to lift the debt ceiling would be accompanied by the creation of a 12-member panel made up of 12 lawmakers -- six from each chamber and six from each party.

Legislation approved by the Super Congress -- which some on Capitol Hill are calling the "super committee" -- would then be fast-tracked through both chambers, where it couldn't be amended by simple, regular lawmakers, who'd have the ability only to cast an up or down vote. With the weight of both leaderships behind it, a product originated by the Super Congress would have a strong chance of moving through the little Congress and quickly becoming law. A Super Congress would be less accountable than the system that exists today, and would find it easier to strip the public of popular benefits. Negotiators are currently considering cutting the mortgage deduction and tax credits for retirement savings, for instance, extremely popular policies that would be difficult to slice up using the traditional legislative process.

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Debt Ceiling Trickery to a Wonderful Succotash Recipe

what a great topic... :)

Hi DaleinAdaOklahoma

Debt ceiling trickery is putting it nicely. I think the cat has many people's tongues on this kind of news, it's so astonishing, in an unastonishing kind of way. Just more crime.

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Have a great posting day!

It must be "Super Succotash".

It must be "Super Succotash".

So, as this has not been widely reported

is it fair to say this HuffPo article was complete bunk yet?

As I saw suggested elsewhere, this was likely a "trial balloon" that blew up on launch.

Thufferin' thucotath! Thuper Congreth?

That'th the motht rediculouth thing I evah hoid!

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As we approach the Greater Depression, Succotash is good to know

Succotash is a food dish consisting primarily of Lima beans (butter beans) and corn (maize), possibly including pieces of cured meat or fish.

Native people the colonists met in America made varieties of succotash.

It became very popular during the United States Great Depression. It was sometimes cooked in a casserole form, often with a light pie crust on top as in a traditional pot pie. Succotash is a traditional dish of many Thanksgiving celebrations.

Succotash name comes from the Native American Narraganset language, msikwatash.

"Thufferin' Thuccotash" is the catch phrase of Sylvester The Cat from Looney Tunes. Give him my regards.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Hi Mark Twain

Re: Succotash

Cajun style is best Cher: You add, sauted onion, bell pepper/ red for color, and celery (the trinity) garlic
any herb can be added, corn is cut off the cob so it falls in chunks, relatively the same size as the lima beans being used. There are several varietys. This mixuture can be creamed, with a bechemel or veloute, (even a tomato sauce), it can be placed in a cassarole with creme of mushroom soup and canned onion rings, like Green Bean Casserole. It can be Au Gratin with breadcrumbs and or cheese of your choice. It can also be served cold, dressed with oil and wine vinegar as a salad, the trinty being raw instead of sauted. It is what many call pantry cooking, pulling a jar of corn and jar of beans off the shelf.

If your succotash is sufferin, you must be eating cake.

Another reason to come to the DP

You get good ideas for good eatin'.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

Hi underdog

VERY TRUE, so many good ideas and recipes and people. I now have a rooster and 12 chickens from an idea on the DP.

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jiminy christmas!

I just had breakfast but you are making me salivate! Know of any good recipe's online?

Hi DaleinAdaOklahoma

I like Chef2chef, but there are plenty of good blogs. I would try YouTube if I wasn't on dial up.

((((( hug to you ))))))

"If your succotash is sufferin"

Too good to be true. Thanks. I will try it. If it turns against me in the making, where do your midday supper guests park their carriages & water their horses? Where is the nearest dock?

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Hi Mark Twain

Silly MArk Twain. Didn't you know that parks were made for horses, where folks had a place to pile the manuer, lose a lunch or water horses. Not all docks are created equal. Ocean, River, Lake docks are all different depending on their purpuse, business or pleasure. In my case, the nearest dock is river and for both, pleasure boats and commercial fishing. Fishing is good right now.

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Super Congress

There's a petition to quash the "Super Congress" plan. If you oppose this plan, please sign and share: http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-congress-and-the-presid...


Justice League of America ;)

Somebody should do a spoof of the the 'super congress' in contrast to the cartoon characters lol


As I was commenting away I

As I was commenting away I read one that brought up the point that this story isn't confirmed yet. It's probably a trial balloon to see what kind of back lash they'll get in which case I'm glad we all agree that this is unacceptable. If this idea does get traction it would be interesting to see what happens on the campaign trail. Would Ron be the only candidate to openly and loudly oppose this measure? Will Obama's chances depend on a public referendum of this idea?

If we HAVE to raise the debt limit, we ARE bankrupt!

The US Congress has failed to manage Federal budget.

Now Congress wants us to believe that they'll fix it all tomorrow if they can borrow a little more money today.

Wimpy played by Congress:

Free includes debt-free!

number one issue

this is more important than the debt ceiling issue right now imo.

This focuses upon the very essence of the foundations of governance.


wonder what will they come up with next

Big Brother has always new interesting ideas in how to inslave us more.

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Et tu homo-eximius? Et tu?

And you, Super-man? Even you too? The 12th. [Sigh]

Super-man has been seen flying ever upward in skies over Metropolis, seemingly heading toward Gotham City. Each Super-hero is in full regalia. This could be big. They're just about over Hartford now. Let me see if I can open my study window & catch a glimpse. [Patter over to the window.]

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

What the...

Hell kind of nonsense is this?
I turn away from the news for a hard work schedule for 2 days and this happens. And then I also hear of 20,000 troops getting ready for insurrection.

It's like Americans are blindfolded and there is a parking meter swung like a bat bearing down on their collective temples in super super slow motion. The last instant the film speeds up to 10x realtime.
Yikes that cliff is approaching fast.

Ron Paul for Super Congress

Ron Paul for Super Congress 2011!

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Ron Paul for Super Progress

Ron Paul for Super Progress 2012!

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Central Party Committee of 12...

is the official title of the American Politburo. Super Congress just sounds too "American"...

First the "Gang" of six now

First the "Gang" of six now the "Gang" of twelve. This along with all the Czars makes one wonder dosen't it.
Keep your powder dry folks. You will know the time.

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds”
-Sam Adams

Has anyone heard

Anything new about this? Any other articles? Thanks

Look, I'm 100% behind Ron

Look, I'm 100% behind Ron Paul's candidacy but it's time to face facts...

The US Constitution and the entire Federalist system was a catastrophic mistake that can be remedied by one thing only: The disillusion of the United States itself. The experiment of "limited government" bound by the chains of a piece of worthless paper has been a miserable failure.

As Lord John Acton and Lysander Spooner both believed, the only freedom possible for humanity is mass secessions.

I'm so goddam sick to death of the putrid BS called the "United States"