The Libertarian Patriot
So John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid have plotted a coup to shred the last remaining vestiges of the Constitution by forming a "Super Congress" which would consolidate legislative power into the hands of a Counsel of Twelve, thereby shutting out the input of the other 523 members of Congress.
Sure they will tell us this is a one time only deal to solve the illusionary debt ceiling crisis, but when is any usurpation by Leviathan not permanent? To me this smacks of another case of not letting a good crisis go to waste.
If they are allowed to go down this road, we may as well sign the death certificate and declare our republican form of government dead.
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.Via Memeorandum
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.