Washington’s Winners and Losers, If the Super Committee Fails

Common sense dictates that the super committee will put together a deal that will cut government spending, increase taxes on only the wealthiest Americans and corporations, and avoid the automatic budget cuts that will be required by law if the super committee fails. But this is Washington, and that probably isn’t going to happen, which means there will be “winners” and “losers” inside the nation’s capital.

First, let’s examine who the “losers” will be.

First, are Congressional Republicans, since the American people are starting to see through their tactics of just blocking everything, because anything that passes is ostensibly good for the president. It has been a shrewd political strategy since President Barack Obama took office. It has driven Democrats crazy and it helped Republicans win back the House of Representatives. But Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell can only go to that well so many times. Americans now think that Republicans control Congress, and any failure by Congress will now land on the heads of Republicans.

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11/16/11