Why the Super Committee Failed — in One Sentence

November 21, 2011 at 10:31 AM Leave a comment

Here’s Greg Sargent on why the super committee failed:

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Here’s why the supercommittee is failing, in one sentence: Democrats wanted the rich to pay more in taxes towards deficit reduction, and Republicans wanted the rich to pay less in taxes towards deficit reduction.

Any news outlet that doesn’t convey this basic fact to readers and viewers with total clarity is obscuring, rather than illuminating, what actually happened here.

The media will turn this into a he said, she said thing and there will be a lot of rhetoric but again, that one sentence says it all.


Entry filed under: Democrats, Including Blue Dogs & "Liberals", Financial Crisis, Republicans, Including Wingers & "Moderates".

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