FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
It's been nearly three months since the so-called super committee was created.
We've had months of closed-door, secret meetings - and only a few public appearances - as the panel's deadline rapidly approaches.
The public has been shut out of the negotiations while the lobbyists have had continuous access to committee members. How's that transparency-thingy President Obama promised us working out for you? Sort of reminds me of the health care legislation.
So far there are no signs the committee has agreed to any meaningful cuts.
Democrats proposed a plan for cutting up to $3 trillion... but Republicans quickly rejected it because it addition to the cuts, the Democrats plan also called for tax increases. $1.2 trillion in tax increases - to which the Republicans said, "no chance."
They called the plan "outrageously absurd" and a "non-starter," and some are accusing Democrats of leaking the plan because they think the panel will fail.
The super committee has until November 23. If no agreement is reached, across-the-board "trigger" spending cuts would go into effect in 2013.
House Speaker John Boehner says the trigger cuts are unacceptable, and that it's important for the super committee to meet its goals. A lot of people don't think that's going to happen.
And while the politicians fiddle, our country's $14 trillion national debt keeps growing.
Here’s my question to you: How much confidence do you have in the super committee to do anything meaningful about the national debt in the next four weeks?
Tune in to the Situation Room at 4pm to see if Jack reads your answer on air.
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