The Super Committee's Elusive Swing Vote

Friedman, Dan
November 2011
National Journal;11/12/2011, p12
The article focuses on the swing vote of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction in the U.S. It notes that since the creation of the committee, Republican and Democrats have sought the possibility of a bipartisan deal. Democrats are seeking to persuade some Republicans to support a deal that increases tax revenue while Republicans are urging Democrats to support a deal that is based on spending cuts. It discusses how the Republican are likely to be able to divide the Democrats.


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