FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
The super committee is a disgrace, and there should be a price to pay for their negligence. Their failure will cost all of us. The national debt continues to spiral out of control, and they did nothing. They knew the consequences of their actions and still chose to do nothing.
They were charged with agreeing on $1.2 trillion in cuts to the national debt over 10 years. Congress borrowed $1.3 trillion just this year alone. It wasn't too much to ask.
Actions are supposed to have consequences. Most of the time they do, unless you're a member of the federal government.
The super committee is just the latest group of politicians to lie to us about reducing government spending. The Simpson-Bowles commission put forth a program for cutting the debt. It was ignored. Likewise the Gang of Six.
Even before the super committee failed, one poll showed Congress' approval rating at an all-time low of 9%. It was the first time Congress scored in the single digits in this poll since the question was first asked in the 1970s.
This same survey shows Americans have less trust than ever in government to do the right thing. And with good reason.
The members of the super committee didn't even have the guts to face the public and tell us they failed. They handed reporters a piece of paper announcing their failure and then disappeared into the woodwork like so many cockroaches.
But the real crime in all this is that most of these 12 people on the committee will probably be re-elected the next time they run for office. And that's something of which we should all be ashamed.
If you or I failed so miserably at our jobs, we would be out on the street. And that's exactly where these folks belong along with the rest of their colleagues who make up our broken government.
Here’s my question to you: Do members of the super committee deserve to be re-elected?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Jack, We are becoming a third world nation that is controlled like a puppet government by unseen forces. Your question should be: Do we need a new set of founding fathers while discarding what has been created?
Mike in Minneapolis:
Considering that this went on behind closed doors and I was not invited, I am going to stay calm and admit that I do not know what happened. I do know that half of the super committee no longer pledges allegiance to the flag but, literally, to Grover Norquist, for which the offense is much greater than a matter of not simply not getting re-elected.
No one in the current Congress should be re-elected. Members of the so-called super committee should have all their pay returned to the people. This committee did do one thing: It showed the politicians are in it for themselves and to hell with anyone else.
It was setup for failure. You can't have an equal number of members from each party and expect them to budge. We need a new president. How many days till the election again?
Jen in Seattle:
Some just got re-elected. How do you counter immoral representation of negotiations when they are in office screwing things up for another 6 years?
Michael in Dallas:
Did I miss something? Wasn't this another fight over extension or expiration of the Bush tax cuts? Or, at least a debate over government subsidies for private jet owners? I think half of the committee should be sent packing.
Curtis in Philadelphia:
To be brief: no! To be verbose: hell no!