US Needs a Break From Debt Deadlock
In his column at the Hill, Juan Williams writes that Congress is gearing up for another polarizing conflict over reaching a debt deal. He says that Republican stonewalling on tax hikes for the very rich remains the primary obstacle to the super committee reaching a deal to restore stability to the nation's economic future.
... On the issue of raising taxes for the rich, the GOP majority in the House has defied the will of the American people, the Democratic majority in the Senate and the president.
So, it is maddening that some Democrats now want to mimic the GOP's politics of polarization by undermining the supercommittee as it approaches its Nov. 23 deadline.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) recently introduced a bill to repeal the entire supercommittee, and the $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts that are to be made if no deal is reached. She says the committee is "illegitimate" and that it "borders on unconstitutional."
Waters added: "It may fall apart. If it falls apart my bill is there to say 'kill it.' "
Read Juan Williams' entire column at the Hill.