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Getting What You Pay for: Super Committee’s Super-Close Ties to Banking and Finance

Friday, August 19, 2011 By Lynn Stuart Parramore, New Deal 2.0 | Op-Ed
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This just in: The folks at Maplight have released some disturbing numbers on who has been the most generous to the 12 members of the newly-formed Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, fondly known as the “Super Committee.”

To recap, the Committee was formed by the last-minute debt ceiling increase deal reached by Congress and the Prez earlier this month. It’s comprised of the following senators: Pat Toomey (R-Pa.),  Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.),  Rob Portman (R-Ohio),  Patty Murray (D-Wash.),  John Kerry (D-Mass.), and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Reps.  Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas),  Fred Upton (R-Mich.),  Dave Camp (R-Mich.),  Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), and  Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.).

Lynn Stuart Parramore

Lynn Stuart Parramore is an AlterNet contributing editor.

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Getting What You Pay for: Super Committee’s Super-Close Ties to Banking and Finance

Friday, August 19, 2011 By Lynn Stuart Parramore, New Deal 2.0 | Op-Ed
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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This just in: The folks at Maplight have released some disturbing numbers on who has been the most generous to the 12 members of the newly-formed Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, fondly known as the “Super Committee.”

To recap, the Committee was formed by the last-minute debt ceiling increase deal reached by Congress and the Prez earlier this month. It’s comprised of the following senators: Pat Toomey (R-Pa.),  Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.),  Rob Portman (R-Ohio),  Patty Murray (D-Wash.),  John Kerry (D-Mass.), and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Reps.  Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas),  Fred Upton (R-Mich.),  Dave Camp (R-Mich.),  Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), and  Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.).

Lynn Stuart Parramore

Lynn Stuart Parramore is an AlterNet contributing editor.

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