Thursday, August 11, 2011

Gingrich rips Super Committee

On Fox News last night, Newt Gingrich slammed plans for a Super Committee to address the deficit.

"I believe this so-called Super Committee should have all of its meetings in public, on CSPAN. Every proposal should be in writing on the internet.

I am deeply opposed to 12 people becoming a super Congress, going off and hiding and then magically springing a really bad idea on us about Thanksgiving.

It’s sort of like being told, 'We can either cut off your right leg or we can shoot you, which one do you prefer'?”

The Super Committee is tasked with coming up with at least $1.2-$1.5 trillion in spending cuts, as part of a compromise that passed Congress during the debt ceiling fight.