David Espo of the Associated Press is reporting that members of Congress' super committee have failed to offer a deal to lower the deficit, despite prodding from President Barack Obama. The super committee said that it would find $1.2 trillion in deficit savings over the next 10 years but has failed to present a deal.
The deadline for the super committee to present a plan is Nov. 23, but the failure to come up with a solution has been attributed to an inability to cross party lines. Espo reports that Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said that the six committee members of his own party "have not coalesced around a plan." Despite the drama, Republicans and Democrats have not given up on their ability to meet their goal.
It is good that members of the super committee haven't given up, but many Americans are giving up on Congress for precisely this reason: an inability to get over party lines and solve problems that will benefit the country. Perhaps the super committee should remember that there is another super committee — American voters — who want solutions and a Congress that works for us, not just for themselves.
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