Super Congress / Committee - Cartoon
Super Austerity Machine
Super Committee or Super Congress members operate the Austerity Machine joyously screwing America while being showered with gold from lobbyist in the heavens.
The United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, aka the Super Committee, aka the Super Congress, is a one of the outcomes of the debt-ceiling "crisis" orchestrated to distract U.S. citizens from the lack of jobs, rising cost of living and rampant corporate/government corruption. The Super Committee will provide an opportunity for lobbyists to focus all their influence on a smaller number of legislators. Given the fact that Republicans all vote in lock-step, only one Democrat is needed to hand over total victory. The goal of the Super Committee it to make budgetary recommendations for legislation to be voted on by Congress as a whole. According to Wikipedia, "The committee's recommendations would then be put to a vote by Congress in a simple up or down vote, without any amendments or House 'majority of the majority' blocks or Senate filibusters possible, by December 23, 2011."
Max Baucus, Montana, Democrat,
John Kerry, Massachusetts, Democrat
Jon Kyl, Arizona, Republican
Patty Murray, Washington, Co-Chair, Democrat
Rob Portman, Ohio, Republican
Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania, Republican
Xavier Becerra, California, Democrat
Dave Camp, Michigan, Republican
Jim Clyburn, South Carolina, Democrat
Jeb Hensarling, Texas, Co-Chair, Republican
Fred Upton, Michigan, Republican
Chris Van Hollen, Maryland, Democrat
Source images for carictures:
Senator Murry - a photo in the public domain available via Wikimedia.
Congressman Hensarling - a photo in the public domain from the United States Congress available via Wikimedia.
Senator Kyl - a Creative Commons licensed photo from Saeima's Flickr photostream.
Senator Baucus - a photo in the public domain available from the U.S. Senate website.
Senator Portman - a photo in the public domain from the United States Senate available via Wikimedia.
Senator Kerry - a Creative Commons licensed photo from Πρωθυπουργός της Ελλάδας' Flickr Photostream.
Senator Toomey - a photo in the public domain available via Wikipedia.
Congressman Becerra - a photo in the public domain available via Wikipedia.
Congressman Camp - a photo in the public domain available via Wikipedia.
Congressman Clyburn - a photo in the public domain available via Wikipedia.
Congressman Upton - a Creative Commons licensed photo from iomechallenge's Flickr photostream.
Congressman Van Hollen - a photo in the public domain available via Wikipedia.