Mr. Reid avoided choosing anyone in the so-called Gang of Six senators that recently came up with its own deficit-cutting plan. That group irked Mr. Reid by going its own way and trying to influence matters during the recent negotiations on the debt ceiling. In addition, those senators accepted cuts to Social Security at a time when Mr. Reid was strongly rejecting such cuts.I have an uneasy feeling about this...
August 10, 2011
Harry Reid names Patty Murray, Max Baucus, and John Kerry to the deficit-reduction "super-committee."
The WSJ reports, noting that these 3 "are considered neither ideological purists nor eager compromisers."