As if to poke a stick in the eye of the American taxpayer, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid named arguably the biggest tax and spend liberals in Congress to the new Deficit Reduction Panel, including John "I served in Vietnam" Kerry. The Boehner and McConnell appointees don't realyy thrill me. Kyl has been wishy-washy of late, and Toomey doesn't give me a warm fuzzy either. Jim Demint and Allen West, and a few of the 24 who held their ground, under incredible pressure from the leadership, would have made me much more confident in the outcome.
All 6 Democrats on Deficit-Reduction Panel Earned 'F's From Taxpayers’ Union
Thursday, August 11, 2011
By Terence P. Jeffrey
|Patty Murray (D-WA) - Doesn't Congress have a dental plan?|
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) announced today that she has assigned Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (S.C.), Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Xavier Becerra (Calif.) and Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (Md.) to serve on the panel. Previously, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had named Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.), Sen. John Kerry (Mass.) and Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (Mont.) to serve on the committee.
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