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."

 

Senate Members

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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

 

House Members

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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.

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Taken on October 29, 2011