Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Republican Leadership Name ‘Spending Hawks’ To Super Committee

August 10, 2011 by  

Boehner selected Representative Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Representative Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) for the new committee.House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has tapped three top leaders with spending-cuts credentials within the Republican Party to join the new 12-member super committee. This group is tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in spending cuts or deficit-lowering tax increases, according to The Washington Times.

Boehner selected Representative Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Representative Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) for the new committee. This move signaled a move by the Republicans to bring Washington’s staggering debt and annual deficits under control, the newspaper reported.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has noted that he will appoint Senator John Kyl (R-Ariz.), Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to the committee, CBS News reported.

According to the Americans for Tax Reform, the three Senators and three Representatives all signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge indicating that they likely view spending cuts as the solution to the debt problem, rather than tax increases.

This group of 12 political leaders has until November 23 to come up with a deficit reduction plan, reported the news outlet.

Special To Personal Liberty

You Sound Off! is written by our readers and appears the last Wednesday of each month. If you would like to submit an article or letter to the editor for consideration for You Sound Off!, send it to yousoundoff@personalliberty.com by the Friday before the last Wednesday of the month. To be considered, a submission should be 750 words or less and must include the writer's name, address and a telephone number. Only the writer's name will be published. Anonymous submissions will not be considered.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Republican Leadership Name ‘Spending Hawks’ To Super Committee”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.